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        03-28-2009, 04:29 PM
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    How about this guy??

    Well, the grey gelding that I put on here is still a possible, but im not sure if he will last long enough for me to sell my mare, she has other people offering and she needs to sell him soon, happens to me every time. Well here is another one I have been looking at, im sorry the only pictures are the ones on the add, and then the videos. I asked for some more pictures, but she has not sent them yet, when she does I will put them on. He is 6 years old, 16.1 hands tall. Here is the problem, he is cold back, if you don't ride or work him for a bit he will buck. I don't think he will bronc buck, but he does buck.
    Barrel Horse World (the add)
    Winning Barrel Horses (this is the owners website add, shows pedigree and some videos)
    Rollin Torque Quarter Horse (extended pedigree)
         
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        03-28-2009, 04:31 PM
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    I don't know if the price is firm or not. She said if he is not worked for a week, you have to work him for a while before you get one, or he will buck, because he is cold backed.
         
        03-28-2009, 05:17 PM
      #3
    Foal
    I don't really have any critique but I think he is cute.

    My horse is the same way, don't ride him for two or more days and he'll buck like a bronc (okay from what I can tell this guy doesn't do that but my horse gets in the air haha). So far it has not been a problem for me, I stick to a set schedule and if something comes up and I can't get to the barn I have one of the guys ride him for me
         
        03-28-2009, 05:33 PM
      #4
    Showing
    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.
         
        03-28-2009, 05:46 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    I wasn't a real fan at all, he seems like one of those horses they just run through the pattern with no other flat work. He didn't switch leads very consistently, his turns were a lot of REALLY hard hand (look how much he opens his mouth on the turns because she hauls him around), and in the first pattern he came into the 'money turn' pretty badly. He didn't look like he had a lot of quick speed to him as well--it took him too long to really get into a gallop, and in between the first and second barrel in one of the videos it look like he just had an extended canter. If you want him for a serious barrel horse, I'd pass. If you're okay to train a green horse lateral work and moving off the legs (because he seems to have none of that trained into him at all), then I would say he's fine for some play-day shows and trail riding. He doesn't look good for arena work at the moment, though. Unlike Smrobs, I did not think he looked comfortable just walking around the arena. She was in his mouth the entire time (probably to keep him at his huge power walk!).

    His cold-back problem may disappear when you start riding him correctly--he could be angry at the way this woman rides him. I would be! It's all dependent on what you want him for, I suppose... and you can definitely get a green horse for trail rides and play days for a LOT cheaper then what she wants.
         
        03-28-2009, 06:12 PM
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    Started
    Different opinions, keep them coming.
         
        03-28-2009, 06:29 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Wow, he did great on the barrels!! But then again I've only done barrels once or twice and I mainly ride english, so I'm not the best to critique that. I love his conformation too . It seems like a pretty good price.
         
        03-28-2009, 08:19 PM
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    Trained
    Horrible, horrible, horrible. Sorry, but he doesn't know anything other than how to run the pattern, and not very good at that. A barrel horse needs to be very good at their leads, he is not. And he bucks...for $3500 NO THANKS!
         

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