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post #1 of 6 Old 08-19-2012, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
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Jazz is a 7 year old ASH x arab mare, I'm hoping to start barrel racing on her. Sorry for poor quality and the mud It had rained the night before, I had only just arrived and unrugged her to take the pictures I then brushed her and got all the yukky mud off. She is skinny we are trying to put weight on her, she has had her teeth done and has been wormed.

has she got the right sort of conformation for barrel racing?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-19-2012, 01:33 PM
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The second pic makes her look very butt high, but less so in the third pic. So maybe it's uneven or sloped ground making her appear that way. She has a decent shoulder and nice legs, although the hind legs look sort of funky but that goes back to uneven ground. Her back looks a little long and croup a little steep. I think she will look nicer once you get some muscle build up on her. I don't barrel race so I dot anything about that.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-19-2012, 02:17 PM
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I see a decent shoulder, good straight front legs and good bone. I like her big flat knees. She also has a very cute face :)... not that it will affect her performance.

On the downside, she looks quite butthigh in the second picture, however it seems to even out in the third. Her hind end looks quite straight to me, and her hind legs camped under. However, this could just be due to how she is standing and the uneven ground... a different, level picture with her standing square would be great.

She definitely is in need of some extra groceries, and muscling all over. Sorry I don't know anything about barrel racing requirements.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-20-2012, 08:42 AM
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Her shoulder is pretty nice, and her croup really steep... I wont really judge her legs until she is standing on even ground, as the second picture does her no justice. It makes her butt look massive and her shoulders small, I think from the camera angle. I think once you put some more feed into her, and start muscling her up, her hind end will change dramatically. Her back is a tad longer, but overall, she is actually very nicely built :) I dont barrel race, so... take what I say with a half grain of salt; She looks pretty small to me, which I think is better for barrel racing. I think smaller horses have an easier time getting around the barrels, and running in a small pen. I think a barrel racer should have a medium length back, lean neck, pasterns that are shortish with good angles, a nice bigger butt well muscled, andd... Yeah... Barrel racing really just depends on the individual horse... I say, she might do nicely in barrel racing, but thats just my opinion
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-20-2012, 09:19 AM
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To me.. I agree with everyone on the confo.. But MY horse DOESNT have the confo for barrel racing.. but he has the HEART.. he loves to do it.. thats all that matters:) << read about Sunny and I. Our journey
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-08-2012, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Jazz is now being fed a special supplement to help her gain weight and it's working,
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