Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains...
I'm currently looking at barrel horses myself, branching off from my english norm.
My western coach tells me you want a short, stocky, yet agile horse for barrels and some other events such as cow work and reining.
I don't think this horse is a wise choice based on:
1.) I think being a walker mix, your chances of doing well in barrels are slim. I have nothing against other breeds other than QHs doing barrels and whatnot, but lets face it, you never see walkers in the pro world. They're just not made for such a thing.
2.) He's a stud, and an older stud. It really irks me when owners say they "dont act like studs", it just screams backyard breeder to me. MY OPINION.
3.) He doesn't seem that experienced. That's alot of time/work, and are you willing to put it into a horse, knowing that you may not be able to even touch a barrel for maybe 6 months?
Whatever you decide, good luck!!