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    12-22-2009, 06:43 PM
I would avoid getting something that unhandled/untrained.

Maybe try looking for an unstarted young gelding or mare(around two or three) that you could train from the beginning. The cons outweigh the pros on that horse.
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    12-22-2009, 07:05 PM
Originally Posted by girl_on_black_pony    
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!!
im trying to sell my tn walker mix mare. This stud is a registred paint horse!
    12-22-2009, 09:34 PM
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Ride him and see what you think. Make sure to tell us about it!
    12-23-2009, 11:15 PM
Agreed ^^, it won't hurt to try him out. I didn't know how much experience you had with young/untrained horses, so that is why I mentioned that. Especially since you have access to a trainer, it wouldn't hurt to look. His size is good and if he is agile and fast enough, he could make a really nice barrel horse.

And if you don't like him, tell them to send him my way. He looks like my kind of horse providing that his legs are clean. ;)
    12-23-2009, 11:31 PM
I agree with the 2 above me ^^

From what I can see he is very nice looking.
If you think you can handle him, and secure with yourself I'd go for it.

But, it would be an easier decision if you actually met the pretty guy :)
He looks like he would make a nice can chaser.
    12-24-2009, 12:37 PM
I have a really close girl friend that has to sell her barrel horse because she's in her 3rd year of college...

He has been ridden english, and western, roped off of (sour in the box) and knows the barrel pattern. She took him to college rodeos and a few jackpots for 2 years that I know of... here's the best video I could find...

I'll ask her if she has any more...

Anyway, he's Rocket Wrangler bred, that I know of, and a flaxen sorrel, sweet as can be. We used to ride our horses together across town, through parades and back, through Sonic, Wendy's, the carwash, etc. He is a doll! The reason I suggest him is because he's quiet, but will need some work, she's pretty heavy-handed... (Don't tell her I said that!) See him in the alley? He didn't throw a fit at all, and he's been worked hard. And I think she might be asking $3500... but again, he's college rodeo seasoned.
    12-24-2009, 02:35 PM

0_o My bad.. long day yesterday..

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