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        03-17-2011, 11:41 PM
    So...is this going to effect her barrel preformance then?? Or in anything?, like is it really long and udesireable or will we be able to manage?
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        03-17-2011, 11:43 PM
    You'll probably be fine. I doubt it'll be a major major problem to where it effects her performance so much that it makes her lose a class. Like I said, my friends horse is built just like that and does great!
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        03-17-2011, 11:46 PM
    Ok! :) thank you
        03-18-2011, 01:06 AM
    Long backs are also a sprinting trait, so what you lose in one area you may gain in another. The back is only a touch longer so not a concern at any rate.

    Traits include longer limbs, slight upright blade and pasterns, shallower girth, importantly a resonably strong functional hind, higher head carriage and shorter cannons.

    Lowered wither no problem for barrels.

    Has above average barrels potential.
        03-19-2011, 12:33 PM
    Ok I am sorry but could you explain what you meant by those traits? Are you saying that's what she has or that's what comes with a long back? Or what are you saying?? Haha sorry :/
        03-19-2011, 12:38 PM
    Originally Posted by banman    
    ok I am sorry but could you explain what you meant by those traits? Are you saying that's what she has or that's what comes with a long back? Or what are you saying?? Haha sorry :/
    The first paragraph relates to the effect of a longer back on a horse's stride as I believe you enquired in an earlier post.

    All information under that relates to traits that it appears your horse possesses by the photo (which is not ideal so use as a guide only).
        03-19-2011, 12:45 PM
    Ok haha thank you
        03-21-2011, 01:08 PM
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    Has her front end caught up to her back end as a four year old? I know nothing about barrel horses, but I do know that riding a horse that is built downhill isn't terribly comfortable. Other than that she looks good!
        03-21-2011, 02:06 PM
    I would want to watch her move rather than see just a picture. She's very cute and nothing about her screams "I will never run barrels!". She looks like a nice girl. But with seeing movement, you can judge how well she can get her back legs under herself, which would be important with a barrel horse.
        03-21-2011, 03:10 PM
    Luckeee!! I want her. Looks great to me!

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