Originally Posted by Jewels
He doesn't look TOO long backed actually, steep croup...a good indication would be no more than a hand width from the point of the hip to the last rib, then he isn't so long backed. His hocks are a little high for a barrel horse, but if e has the heart to doit it, I say if it a few tries and let him tell you what he thinks.
As for poles, he's got to be quick and catty, I think he could doit. I think he could be more athletic, more muscle....Overall he is a beautiful horse though! :)
Try him on the barrels and poles just get to messing around with him, see what he can do, find his speed. Any horse can do it, it's just wether they have the heart to.
Thank you Jewels! Me and my best bud want to try him on barrels real bad. He LOVES to go, at the momment I have a problem with holding him back because he wants to just go! Before our little accident (he bucked me off and we had a little issue) I'd ride him in the pasture and get him to go at a good lope and turn right round real nice! After I get more ground work, and more out of his green stage Ill see how he takes to barrels.
As for Poles... Im new to the concept haha