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post #11 of 20 Old 12-10-2012, 10:29 PM
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A Thoroughbred would be a good choice

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post #12 of 20 Old 12-11-2012, 10:57 AM
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As smrobs said, you want more of the stock type horses.. The most popular is probably Quarter Horses or Appendix horses.. Then you have paints and appys.. TBs can make good barrel horses but aren't built for really digging around those turns like a stock type horse would.

It also depends on the individual horse, temperament, conformation, smart, willing.. Those are things you want to find in a barrel horse.

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post #13 of 20 Old 12-11-2012, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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this was my speed horse that injured herself and can no longer be used
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post #14 of 20 Old 12-13-2012, 09:52 AM
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If you are doing barrels or any arena event I would say QUARTER HORSES ALL THE WAY!!(: or paints lol one of my horses is a quarter/paint and he got the speed
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post #15 of 20 Old 12-13-2012, 10:13 AM
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post #16 of 20 Old 12-19-2012, 03:25 PM
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I have a QH/Appaloosa he is the fastest horse I've ever ridden
Just because a horse is a certain breed doesn't mean they'll be fast you need to look for an athletic horse I ride another QH and he's very... Lets take our time we'll get there eventually
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post #17 of 20 Old 12-21-2012, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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I've heard alot about which breed is best I've heard arabians, the one I have now was trained for WP and like cassidilla said we are "getting there", my QH in the pictures above wasnt very fast but she was my starter horse so it was ok, my mustange which you think would be pretty fast is slow as heck and refuses to do anything but walk.
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post #18 of 20 Old 12-22-2012, 08:46 PM
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I ran barrels on a 9 yr old OTTB mare and she consistently ran around 17, although could be pushed faster. OTTB's are nice because they already know how to run, as sometimes it can take some UMPH to get a horse to go. Also ran a QH gelding back in the day and he was pretty quick. All depends on lineage and genetics, too, some horses love to run, some would rather take a nice slow trail ride every day :). If you're looking to buy (QH anyways) I would look for some Dash For Cash bred horses, we seemed to have the best luck with them. Not saying that other breeds can't be fast, but these are the two that have proven in our programs.
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post #19 of 20 Old 12-22-2012, 10:39 PM
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How does a person judge how fast a horse goes? Do they judge by mph? Or bps (barrels per second..lol :d)?

Because if it's just speed, my non-registered Quarter horse can go 40-45ish tops. That is mph though. (Judged by a four wheeler along side, so not sure how accurate that is)Redk048.jpg

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post #20 of 20 Old 12-23-2012, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Not looking to buy anything I was just wondering, I have a arab/qh im training for speed(he was a WP horse) and it really depends on the mood he is in how fast he goes, and its weird becus if he's grumpy he will run cus he knows that if he does what he is supposed to do he gets done quicker but if he's having a good day then its like he totally forgot how to run and he will just walk and trot around the barrels... I was planning on useong my mustang for speed but she's to unpredictable and randomly freaks out
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