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post #1 of 8 Old 11-19-2011, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Next barrel horse??

I have been looking for a new barrel racer *Passively* but I found this guy, he is older but he seems to be pretty good.
What do you think about the price, age etc??
Great trail or barrel horse!!!!!!!! Plenty of EXPIRIENCE!!!!!!!! - *ACE*

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-19-2011, 08:48 PM
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Well, he's 20. That's a major factor.

What level of riding are you? You could maybe look for something that's between 9 and 14 instead, they'd have more years left...

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post #3 of 8 Old 11-19-2011, 09:13 PM
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Poor ol' dude. If you get him, I'd sure spring for a vet check, 'cause I'm sure he needs plenty of maintenance with the sort of life he's had....
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-19-2011, 11:58 PM
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I would pass on this guy, unless your a complete beginner. Otherwise I think you should look for something younger.

quarter horses.....simply the best
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-20-2011, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys for your input; I think you are right, I need something younger.

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-21-2011, 04:32 PM
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Hey don't be bashing on the old timers! LOL. I had a Morab mare that up until she was put down this summer at the age of 30+ was a hand full to ride and would spin on a dime and give 9cents back, and could freaking run like a bat out of hell.

And I have a not so old 16 year old Arab/Appy gelding that I use for barrels/play days and he's worse then most of the 5 year olds. LOL. That is bringing in 16s in a state barrel ring. :)

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post #7 of 8 Old 11-21-2011, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, right now I have just been doing fun play day shows, not really anything big, would it still be too hard on him do you think? Should I still pass?

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-21-2011, 11:43 PM
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If he vets clean and you can afford the maintenance (and realize that, reasonably, you will only have a few years of riding him competitively), then he may be worth a look.
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