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post #1 of 6 Old 04-12-2013, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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quarters, paints & appaloosas?

I just sold my horse. I plan on getting somthing more laid back that I can barrel race.
I want a quarter horse, paint or possibly an appaloosa. I would like some opinions on which bloodlines of these three breeds would be best for a barrel racer. I know there is probably a ton but id just like an idea so I know which bloodlines to look for in a good barrel racer. I know some people dont care and would try to sell me a horse bred more for reining or anything other than barrel racing juat to make a quick buck. I plan on taking someone with lots of horse knowledge with me id just like to have an idea myself


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post #2 of 6 Old 04-12-2013, 02:56 PM
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buy a horse that is successful as a barrel racer already, the only way you can be sure a horse will be good at something is to buy one that's already successful.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't often find 'barrel horse' and 'laid back' describing the same animal.
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I have seen barrel horses that are laid back when being
trail ridden and not barrel racing then have get up and go when asked.
I guess thats what I mean. And just bc a horse has barrel raced and won
Doesnt mean it was bred for that if im going to pay a good bit on a horse
I want it to have the right conformation for the job.
I dont want a horse not bred for that that has the wrong conformation thats going to
Work against the horse and possibly cause issues later on. I know breeding is not everything but I do know making sure the horse has the proper conformation for what you want it
To do helps alot. Dont get me wrong im not just wanting a horse with great bloodlines just bc I can. I just want to get something that bred for it so I have more of a chance of the horse enjoying it and being good
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Its difficult to word things online and make itcome out the way you would mean it if you were
Saying it. At least it is for me. I always have that problem and then people take it differently and become confused.or I become confused
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Dash for Cash is a bloodline that is pretty hot in some barrel racing pedigrees
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"Barrel racer" and "laid back" should ALWAYS go together. A proper barrel horse should be smart enough to know when to switch on and off.
I'm not really knowledgeable about bloodlines, although I hear the Dash for Cash and Easy Jet lines are supposed to be good for barrels, and the name Firewater Flit comes to mind first when I think of barrel horses...
My sister's mare is a Doc Bar mare (sired by Lena's Playboy), and she's a pretty good mare. From what I see, they seem to be more cowey, but the mind is there. She is definitely athletic and if she had had a proper rider, could have done very well. She's a bit too sensitive for me, but overall calm and a sweet, sweet mare.
I ran barrels on a quarab, if you'd be interested in that. He didn't have any notable breeding, but he was a good little horse. He had plenty of speed, and a pretty good turn on him. Of course, since it's a breed cross you'll have to be pretty picky, but you can't be unhappy with a good quarab :P
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