Passing up the first barrel??????
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Passing up the first barrel??????

This is a discussion on Passing up the first barrel?????? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • What could be wrong with horse that dont first barrel
  • Keepin first barrel from being wide

Like Tree12Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-03-2012, 07:38 PM
  #1
Foal
Passing up the first barrel??????

I have a problem!!! Ok so I have a seven year old gelding that has been doing barrels for about a year and a half!!! He runs a perfect and I mean perfect pattern at home, but we get to the horse show and he passes up the first barrel he runs like 15 feet away from it and I have to turn him around to get him to go around that first barrel, the other two barrels he runs perfect it's just that first barrel!!!! He walks in to the gate fine I make a couple circles and then run him to that first barrel and he passes it every time it doesnt matter how hard I pull on that right ran for him to turn he does it every time except at the my training arena!!! I get really frustrated because we could be doing so good and that mess up adds at least 3-5 seconds to the clock!!!! Is there anything I can do to make him run and actually turn at the first barrel? Please please comment if you can help!!!!!! Thank you!!!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-03-2012, 08:40 PM
  #2
Trained
He obviously doesn't have enough rate for the first barrel. You need to check him about 15-20 feet before the barrel in order to get a good turn from him. I don't know how you ride, but if your riding aggressively at the 1st barrel, chances are, he's going to blow right past it. You need to also look at how YOU are setting him up for the 1st barrel. If your getting too close, he won't be able to do perfect turn. You'll need to angle him more.

Anyway you can post a video? It hard to give advice when we can't see what exactly is going on from a 3rd person perspective...
     
    05-03-2012, 09:19 PM
  #3
Foal
Idk how to post a video
     
    05-03-2012, 09:30 PM
  #4
Trained
Video it, slap it on youtube, give us a link.....
CLaPorte432 likes this.
     
    05-03-2012, 10:50 PM
  #5
Yearling
My gelding did that at the first barrel, we went left first, so one left turn and two rights. He went from perfect to would blow the first barrel every time. Ended up being a leg issue, gave him some rest and he was fine. Rule out any pain issues with turning before pushing him to do it. I borrowed a horse for state one year. The owner told me to go wide on the third barrel. We had such good turns on 1 and 2, that I lost focus of what he sais and ruined our run. After making sure he isn't hurting, try giving him a pocket and see if that helps.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    05-03-2012, 10:53 PM
  #6
Foal
Ok, and how did you find out he had somen wrong with his leg?
     
    05-03-2012, 11:11 PM
  #7
Foal
here is a video
     
    05-03-2012, 11:15 PM
  #8
Trained
Wow. Just...wow. Your horse has no idea what he is doing in that video. You need to back off and go back to slow work or your going to ruin him. Every single turn was a disaster. The 2nd barrel, he nearly took out. The 3rd barrel was extremely wide. And the first barrel...I don't even know what to say...

I know that's very harsh. But it's so easy to ruin a barrel horse. And that is the last thing you need or what.

Stop running him and go back to walking and trotting the pattern. Learn about a pocket because your horse has no idea what a pocket is...Therefore, he has NO idea how to turn.

You are giving him mixed signals. "Go, no wait don't go, go faster! Stop!" Your kicking him to get him to go, and when he does, your jerking on his mouth and slowing him up.

What type of bit are you using on him? He is totally evading it.

And...take the spurs off. You don't need them.

I think it'd be wise for you to get a trainer to help you bring him along or find a horse that's already a seasoned barrel horse and knows his/her job.
     
    05-03-2012, 11:19 PM
  #9
Started
You need to go at your first barrel from the middle of the arena, and it just looks like you guys need more slow work, working on pushing that hip into the barrel, bending around it, using his whole body, softening through the face and poll. I wouldn't be running yet...

I thought my horse needed slow work... but it's nothing compared to this.
     
    05-03-2012, 11:20 PM
  #10
Trained
Agreed...I know you probably are going to think we are being unfair there, but the horse is NOT respecting your cues at all, and in turn causing you to panic and him to react as well.

Go back to the basics. Get him respecting your leg and rein, THEN take him back to the pattern and go SLOWSLOWSLOW until he could walk/trot it forwards and backwards with his eyes closed without making a single mistake JUST from your cues.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Side Passing MooseDragon Horse Training 10 03-05-2012 11:37 PM
The passing of a legends. nrhareiner Reining 1 12-12-2011 12:54 PM
Side Passing. ichliebepferde Horse Training 17 10-29-2011 12:08 AM
Passing away gossipgirl101 Horse Health 37 11-11-2009 09:35 PM
Passing the CCIE HATFIELD11 General Off Topic Discussion 1 05-02-2009 09:58 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0