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Horseluver10 01-15-2013 12:25 AM

How to warm a horse up for different events?
 
Barrel raceing: walk both directions 1 time, trot twice, and lope three. Then i do roll backs usually only two, i flex and bend both directions in all gaits, i counter arc at the walk, both directions, do a couple sliding stops and im done
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BarrelRacingLvr 01-16-2013 02:25 PM

??? I am confused by this thread...

It depends on the individual horse.

HorseGuru 01-16-2013 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by BarrelRacingLvr (Post 1847230)
??? I am confused by this thread...

It depends on the individual horse.

Very much so?

jumanji321 01-16-2013 04:51 PM

Once at a walk, but three at lope?

GamingGrrl 01-17-2013 06:54 PM

Personally I feel like that is too much loping, and not nearly enough trotting. When I warm up I focus the most on getting a nice slow walk and then being able to loosen it up and add some reach, before moving on to the trot and doing the same thing. My personal warmups are never really lope or canter focused, i focus more on bending and flexing and controlling the gaits.
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Horseluver10 01-17-2013 11:57 PM

This is how i warm up for my competitons thats all :)
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Phly 01-18-2013 12:47 AM

Usually we just ride around a while, usually. Once we signed up then parked. Our daughters pony was still in the trailer when they called her name! We tacked on the way to the arena! Lol. She took high point that day :)
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Horseluver10 01-18-2013 03:11 AM

When i am warming up my horse i want to wear him out so i do the 1 2 3 method because the lope wheres him out quicker
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Phly 01-18-2013 03:15 AM

If your showing, why would you want him wore out?
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Horseluver10 01-18-2013 03:16 AM

What? This thread is about barrel raceing?
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