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post #1 of 15 Old 01-06-2013, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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A tip for training a retired barrel horse to be a show horse

- slow! Everything you do do it slowly! Barrel horses need to learn how to be a horse again and that is ok to go slow. Do lots of gate work your horse is going to want to run when you walk it through a gate and that is not very showy haha
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post #2 of 15 Old 01-06-2013, 08:43 PM
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You should be doing slow work anyways not just on a retired barrel horse.
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You should be doing slow work anyways not just on a retired barrel horse.
i know but this is specifically for training a barrel horse to be a show horse
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post #4 of 15 Old 01-06-2013, 08:48 PM
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Yes but that is something that should be done regardless not really a tip. Slow work is the basis for everything.

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If your barrel horse tries to bolt through a gate, it needs to go back to slow work. Every discipline starts slow.
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post #6 of 15 Old 01-06-2013, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Yes i do lots of slow work with my barrel horses in the gate, i believe ur run depends on how ur horse enters the arena
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Im sorry if you did not find this helpful
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post #8 of 15 Old 01-06-2013, 09:24 PM
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I think you will have an easier time seeking out threads asking specific questions instead of posting general tips as it's easier to help individuals than just posting for the masses.
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Thank you!
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post #10 of 15 Old 01-06-2013, 11:49 PM
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Barrel horses should be able to show in other events. I can take any of my horses into a hunt seat class and do decent, without then acting up.
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