Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
i agree. she is 17 and IMO she should be thinking about living a slower life at this stage not starting a strenuous barrel racing regime.
i understand she has been somewhere that has obviously taken a toll on her weight but still, she is in a condition that will take some time to get her fit again.
if it were me (and i know its not) but i would leave her to live out her older days and maybe work on getting a younger horse if you are keen on barrel racing.
at the risk of sounding too harsh, i dont believe any full on training etc should happen at all with her. but im an old softy and maybe i baby my older horses too much but i believe that once that reach that age and have done so much for us, its time to do something for them. i like easy, leisurely riding for older horses.
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"