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post #1 of 4 Old 11-11-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions on TBs as Barrel Horses

Hi everyone I am really anxious for some opinions on how people feel about using Thoroughbreds for barrel racing. I have always has QHs so when I acquired an eight year old ex-race horse I wondered if anyone has any experience racing the breed. He stands 17.2 hands tall, he is very easy to work with and has great speed but I don't know if he would have trouble turning as such a tall height?? Any experience, ideas, or opinions would be greatly appreciated!!!
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-11-2012, 04:28 PM
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At what level are you wanting to be competitive?
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-11-2012, 04:29 PM
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Ive personally ran 2 locally and they did well and loved it. It really depends on wether they enjoy it and that you train them correctly for it. There is also a girl on YouTube who runs a tb named gemmas star i believe and they do very well also.
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-11-2012, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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@ themacpack, I race WPRA in Oregon, as well as open barrel races around Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

@BarrelRacingArabian, thank you so much I will look that up!!!
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