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    04-15-2009, 09:17 PM
I have never tried barrels before.. but here is what I am seeing :

See how his head is up? That is your fault. He wants his head. If you have tight reins so he doesn't go too fast.. that I don't get. If he can't walk around the arena on a loose rein you can NOT be galloping him around barrels!

You are fairly unbalanced and flapping around a lot.
When he was rearing in the beginning, that wasn't him. You obviously need to walk/trot this horse around a little before starting barrels and not expect him to be doing all these fancy turns and yada. If he doesn't want to go, don't force him!! It's a matter of he doesn't want to be ridden and that's not his fault.
You need to work on your balance and you NEED to retrain this horse before you hurt him or yourself!!
His gaits seemed very unbalanced, too.
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    04-15-2009, 09:21 PM
Originally Posted by morganshow11    
Dont worry everyone I AM taking your advice and getting Clippy retrained and getting lessons. Do you guys think that he will still know the barrle pattern?
He will probably still know how to do barrels.. you need to be able to guide him through the barrels, so even if it's a pattern he's never done before, he knows how to do it.
    04-15-2009, 09:33 PM
I asked my mom about sending him off to a trainer and she said that she doesnt have enough money for that:(
    04-15-2009, 09:42 PM
What I seriously think you need to do, is find a quallified and experienced Coach to work with you on a weekly basis - so that you can work on you. You need too fill in allot of holes in your education and trianing - so that you can benefit your horse.

Our horses only know as much as we do. And we only know as much as our Coaches do.
    04-15-2009, 09:46 PM
Sending him off will probably be more expensive than having a trainer come to you once or twice a week. Maybe ask your mom about that, and ask her what you can do around the house to earn part of the money.
    04-16-2009, 07:24 AM
Yeah that was what she was thinking. I think that would be more reasonable to due^
    04-16-2009, 07:40 AM
Green Broke
I am mainly a barrel racer but I do dressage, SJ, X Country and other gymkara work and I am training a horse to ride Barrels well at the moment so Heres what I think:

That you and your horse need to slow down an take the course slower first and before that walk, trot and MAYBE canter him around the arena till he feels carm.

Just my opinion and I hope it helps:)
    04-16-2009, 05:09 PM
I'm not trying to be mean or anytthing maybe its just because i've only seen pics of him in the snow but he dosen't look like a horse you would see barrel racing IDK maybe its just me but....
    04-16-2009, 05:14 PM
I think she's gotten the point and is taking the right steps to work with her horse, guys. Telling her it is her fault is pointless. It's not. She just needs help and a set of eyes on the ground.

I agree about getting someone to come out to you once a week. Maybe you can work off chores at a barn in exchange for the lessons or do chores for your mom. Having "homework" to work with, I find, is very helpful.

In my opinion, it is even better than sending him to a trainer because not only will Clippy be learning, but so will you. :)
    04-16-2009, 06:17 PM
Thank you guys soooooo much for all your advice and stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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