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post #1 of 5 Old 02-13-2013, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Tie Down help?

I've been having this problem with my barrel horse that past year where when I go to turn the first barrel he passes it up and runs half way up the wall and someone told me that I need to get a tie down so I didn't wana go out and buy one if that wasn't the problem, so my friend let me try her's out and it worked so I went out and bought one that matched my tack set and put it on him at my rodeo and he went nuts he started rearing up on me he wouldn't turn it made him worse so this barrel racer that was there came up and looked at it and she said it wasn't to tight or to loose that it was just right but she said that I need to get a used one cause her horse did the samething with a new one so I have been looking every where ive been putting ads on craigs list and everything and i just cant find a used one anywhere:/ Does anyone know of a web site or somewhere I can get one?? And is nilon or leather the best to get???
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-13-2013, 01:54 PM
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Honestly, get rid of the tie down, and go back to the basics of walking and trotting the barrel pattern. Maybe do something other then barrels for a bit, he could be getting sick of it.

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Yep it sounds like a case of barrel burn out. Do you trail ride and do things other then barrel patterns? Or are you schooling barrels daily? I suspect hes just feeling burnt out. My mare gets sour if we jump to much or school dressage to much. She will cow kick and rear and get nasty. I go back to just plodding around the arena and doing little hacks and liberty work and she regroups and we go back to schooling.

Lately I have only been schooling twice a week and just playing around other days and she is going better then ever.

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I do other things besides barrels, I do lots of trail riding (probably more trail riding then I do barrels) and i do a lot of exercises in the arena to!! I only go to rodeo's about once a month in the spring/summer/fall time then in the winter 1 rodeo and I don't practice a lot and when i do it's mostly walking and trotting I never flat at run him at home i may put a lope into him when i have a rodeo coming up just to make sure he's doing well.
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I do other things besides barrels, I do lots of trail riding (probably more trail riding then I do barrels) and i do a lot of exercises in the arena to!! I only go to rodeo's about once a month in the spring/summer/fall time then in the winter 1 rodeo and I don't practice a lot and when i do it's mostly walking and trotting I never flat at run him at home i may put a lope into him when i have a rodeo coming up just to make sure he's doing well.
Well that was all I had. I am far from a barrel expert lol. I suggest doing a post in the barrel racing section of the forum. We have some great riders here who have lots of knowledge to share
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