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    11-06-2012, 08:05 PM
Western Speed Events For Tall Horses

Is there any western speed event for the tall and lanky? Not professionally of course, but for small open shows and fun, is there a speed event for 16hh horse to do?
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    11-06-2012, 08:21 PM
Green Broke
They can do any of em if you train them right. My friends 16 h arab gelding is a killer pole horse and I know many amazing tall barrel horses. You could also maybe try goat tying or drill team.
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    11-06-2012, 08:24 PM
Whew, okay, that's a bit of a confidence builder. Everyone seems to say no to tall ones barrel racing. The drill team has sparked some of my interest as well ...
    11-06-2012, 08:31 PM
Green Broke
Honestly yes bigger horses have a touch more trouble around the barrels and on shorter courses sometimes but of they are trained correctly they do just fine. The same arab mentioned above ran a smokin barrel pattern. So yes it can be done just takes a little more effort and the correct training :). Good luck

This is that horse early in his training he is much better now but you get the idea. Tall lanky but still does decent
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    11-06-2012, 08:35 PM
I'm pretty much starting from the beginning with this horse, so I'm sure with the help of my coach I can get her to the level I want. Should be fun, thanks for the help!
    11-06-2012, 08:36 PM
Green Broke
There's no reason why a 16hh horse can't do barrels!

It just means that he/she will have a tougher time with smaller patterns, so you gotta know your arenas!
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    11-06-2012, 09:28 PM
Come to my area.... we have big horses, 15 hands is almost small. 16 hands isn't to big at all for anything really. As long as he's coordinated enough for them he should be fine.
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    11-06-2012, 10:11 PM
^^ Geeze you have giants...biggest horse at my boarding place is 15.2 hahaha
    11-07-2012, 08:18 AM
We have 2 16-16.1 barrel horses at my boarding barn :)I and the smallest barrel horse is about 14.2, the rest are 15 and up. Me and my moms 2 year olds should both reach about 16 hands
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