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post #1 of 16 Old 09-29-2008, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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barrel racing

Does anyone here do barrel racing? We did some at pony club yesterday and my mare was so good at it even though we've only done it once before... and come last. I've done heaps of mounted games with her recently so I think that must have helped her somehow. She went so fast and turned so tight around the barrels she totally freaked me out! I though she'd fall over! It was great fun though :-D Please share your experiences!

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-03-2008, 11:10 PM
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i barrel race for fun at home and sometimes at a little rodeo in the summer, it is loads of fun and keeps my horse sharp with his listening and cue skills, i thought about actually doing it for real in the bigger rodeos but, im not really into arena riding lol i would get bored with the same pattern all the time

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post #3 of 16 Old 10-06-2008, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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yeah i know what you mean. I too think it would get a little boring doing barrel racing all the time but its fun to do just as an occasional thing :-D

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The mare i run barrels on was a race horse. she was raced as a 2 yr old and then put on barrels as a three year old. im shocked her legs are still sound. i wouldnt have done that. any way, there is reccords of her running a 16.2 sec run in the PRCA. too bad that her previous owners screwed her up. i have gotten her in the low twentys. we are still working hard to get her back to her mid teen runs

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post #5 of 16 Old 10-12-2008, 03:49 PM
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I used to barrel race for fun in 4-H and I LOVED it! Rarely for competition unless it was in our local fair (very small).
One funny thing though. When I first got my QH Scooter (he was 20 at the time) I had only just started really riding..I had never practiced games. We had a "fun day" at the barn and the first barrel type race was the plug race (straight out, around a barrel and back) and I had NO idea Scooter knew how to do this stuff so I was expecting a slower canter and I'd have to guide him..NOPE! I kicked his sides and he took off and took over. I had to just hang on! It was really funny. I got first place though!!

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How exciting! Someone else on here who rides Mounted Games!

And yeah, I do Barrells as well, along with all the other sporting games, bend, flag, bonfeild bounce etc. When you get a good run at barrells, it's the best feeling!
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post #7 of 16 Old 10-21-2008, 09:56 PM
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me and my gelding have been doing gymkhana for about 3 years now. He loves it and soo do it. I trust him with anythingg. He's been the champion barrel horse for 2 years. :) Hes amazinggg.






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post #8 of 16 Old 10-23-2008, 01:39 PM
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my ott tb hunter (ohhh btw his track name was "Dusty Doc Lou") secretly want to be a barrel qh

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post #9 of 16 Old 10-26-2008, 12:56 PM
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I used to run barrels. I loved the rush you get when it's just you and your horse and the wind in your face. It makes you feel one with the horse...Until you get a huge jerk.:roll:

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post #10 of 16 Old 11-04-2008, 10:59 AM
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yeah i know what you mean. I too think it would get a little boring doing barrel racing all the time but its fun to do just as an occasional thing :-D
i barrel race all the time it is my life and it never gets boring to me! All though i do not practice the barrle course at home accept at a walk trot beacuse my horse sours easy
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