The Horse Forum - Conversation Between BarrelracingArabian and gymkhanaprincess7
Conversation Between BarrelracingArabian and gymkhanaprincess7
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  1. BarrelracingArabian
    07-07-2012 06:52 PM - permalink
    Yeah I loove ehm and outlaw is honestly the smallest horse I would ever ride haha he is a good size but would prefer being closer to 15-15.3 range with some beef to em haha.Most do have tb and I would be very picky on going appendix that it has more quarter stature as I'm not a fan of little legs. Thank god outlaw is not super finely boned.
  2. gymkhanaprincess7
    07-07-2012 06:39 PM - permalink
    Haha, I understand. I LOVE Quarter Horses, especially just the look about them. I've only ever seen a handful of Appendixes in person. I think they're pretty but not really my thing. Moonie does have some TB blood back about three generations, though.
  3. BarrelracingArabian
    07-07-2012 02:40 AM - permalink
    No definitely not i love my arabs but im looking for either a quarter horse or an appendix to get more serious in barrel racing with my trainer. Outlaws about 16 now anyways and has a previously bowed tendon from his life on the track anyway.
  4. gymkhanaprincess7
    07-07-2012 02:34 AM - permalink
    Gotcha. I know how that can be hard. Are you looking for another Arab?
  5. BarrelracingArabian
    07-07-2012 02:32 AM - permalink
    Oh he is a lover i do a ton of ground work with him and while its nothing extensive it has definitely helped him tune into me and focus more. He is a very easily nervous boy today we were re working a problem on the first barrel after 10 min of fighting and trying to do it his way his neck was drenched but when you get him going right he is amazing. definitely attached to him which makes kt harder looking for a new horse since his fighting really messes with my already messed up back but i hope to still work him semi regularly when that time comes.
  6. gymkhanaprincess7
    07-07-2012 02:24 AM - permalink
    Ugh, the nervous one are always too smart for their own good! That sounds awful, being afraid he'll be put into the wrong hands to sell him? I bet he is, I love Arabs. When they're trained, they're AMAZING horses.
  7. BarrelracingArabian
    07-07-2012 02:17 AM - permalink
    Yeah its been a two year struggle but we are getting there although he is so frustratingly smart but easily made nervous that im scared to see him ever sold as i know
    y bo might not take the timw to set him up with a perfect owner due to previous experiences. He really is a great horse though when he settles his nervous.
  8. gymkhanaprincess7
    07-07-2012 02:07 AM - permalink
    So glad that he's working on all that! That is awesome that he went from the tie down and correction bit to the snaffle, IMO that is SO much more comfortable to ride. Wow, those habits aren't very easy to break! That's awesome that you're making so much progress on him :)
  9. BarrelracingArabian
    07-07-2012 02:01 AM - permalink
    He used to be ridden in tomb thumb and a correction bit and a cranked down tiedown now i can ride him in a snaffle no tie down and while he isn't quite as soft as I'd like he is 100x better and in his combo all i have to do is sit and slightly lift my hand and he will stop.
  10. BarrelracingArabian
    07-07-2012 01:59 AM - permalink
    Oh too many to list! But mainly when i first started with him he would rear, bolt, had zero brakes and would set back bad during saddling. Now those have for the most part are worked through almost habe a slide 50% of the time but when working patterns he gets crazy excited and loses hia head, on the barrels he was taught to bolt on the backside causing him to flair out bad as well as dive into the first barrel slowly getting better my trainer is awesome though!
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