Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
He seems like a really nice barrel horse. The thing that really popped out at me is that he is comfortable just walking around the arena with the barrels and doesn't seem to get very hot. If you do get him, you will have to work on him picking up the correct lead. In that last video, he never did change his back lead going around the second barrel and tried to change it in the middle of the turn on the third one and stumbled. He may have just had an off day or she may not have been cueing him right, IDK. All in all, he seems like a nice horse and I like him. As for being cold backed, he may grow out of it in time or it may just be something you have to deal with. You might ask though if he does the bronco thing or if it is more of a crow hop. If it is the bronco, you may want to pass him up cause he could really hurt you.
ETA: I really like how that girl is riding him. That is what keep him from being hot. Most barrel racers spur and whip, then rip their head off, then spur and whip again. That is the main reason why many barrel horses act so high strung. She is just smooching and bumping him with her heels. I really like that, it gives a good indication of how he was trained.
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Last edited by smrobs; 03-28-2009 at 06:38 PM.