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post #1 of 20 Old 01-07-2013, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Good barrel prospect?

This is Go Geter Dunn, I just got him. I want to make a barrel horse out of him. He has racing blood lines, he is the great grandson of go man go, and he has some Lina in him. I haven't seen his papers. If anyone has access to the AQHA database and would be willing to search it for me his number is AQHA # X0664994. I had trained my previous horse to barrel race but he wasnt cut out for it (he was lazy). Go geter is not broke yet, the most he can do is take a saddle.

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I would also like to add that he is 15.0hh and he is seven years old. That is a scar on his back leg, do you think that it will effect his career? The vet declared it sound.
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He is long in the back and long through the coupling. His necki is set low and his shoulder is on teh steep side. He is camped under behind (sickle hocked). His front toes look very long.

I wish he was shorter coupled.

If the scar is old and cold, and the vet is OK with it, then it is probably just a blemish.

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He is long in the back and long through the coupling. His necki is set low and his shoulder is on teh steep side. He is camped under behind (sickle hocked). His front toes look very long.

I wish he was shorter coupled.

If the scar is old and cold, and the vet is OK with it, then it is probably just a blemish.

So basically what your saying is that his back is long which makes him have a shorter stride so he wont cover much ground? Is the neck and shoulder good or bad? And sickle hocked is that a negative thing?
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All those things are negative things. If you want a high level barrel horse you want short coupled, quick and lots of athletic early speed. The horse must be able to collect and be balanced around the barrels and then extend into a gallop between barrels. WATCH good barrels horses that win and then see if you can fine conformation photos of those horses.

Sickle hocks can develop curbs and spavins. A curb is swelling of the tendon sheath over the back of the hock and spavins are osteo arthritis of the hock. Steep shoulder = shorter strides and the low set neck and down hill build = more difficulty collecting because of the difficulty the horse has getting off the forehand. This horse is likely going to develop an "upside down neck" if he is run before he is really balanced and working well off his hind quarters before he ever sees a barrel or a competition.

I will not comment as to whether this horse will go or not. I do not know and a LOT will also depend on training. I have seen so many barrel horses that could do it but who are ruined by over running so they are almost nuts out on the field.

A good potential (higher level) barrel horse is usually not a cheap find.. usually has both the blood and the conformation to do what needs doing.

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Thanks Elana for the comment all criticism is encouraged. So are there any recommendations for how to build the hind end, so an upside down neck is not built? I am open to learning and growing from all trainers?
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http://www.equinestudies.org/ring_re...s_2008_pdf.pdf

Look at this. It will show you where you need to go.. and what muscles you need to build.

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Just for a quick reference as I came across this thread, this is my old 1D barrel horse. He was quite lacking in the conformation department but he loved his job. Doesn't look like a 1D barrel horse does he?? He was a Go Man Go grandson as well. These certainly aren't the best, seeming he passed away 4 or so years ago and all my photos are locked away on a broken computer!:P
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Thank you MangoRoX87 that makes me feel better about Go Geter Dunn. Was there any specific training you had to do because of his conformation issues, or any techniques that worked best for you? Also What bits did you use for him? Were there any specific issues that you had?

Sorry for all the question, I am just trying to get all the information I can to optimize results and reduce injury or bad habits.
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MangoRoX87.. your horse looks like he was trained to use his ring of muscles. His neck has filled in and turned over... so helped him to do his job (and loving the job has a huge impact... HUGE).

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