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horselover21 03-03-2013 12:51 AM

Action Shots
 
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I have spring fever, show season needs to come faster! In the meantime, lets see those action shots! :)

Here's mine:

huntergrl 03-04-2013 10:41 AM

I second that! It can't come fast enough. Sorry I don't have any actions shots yet:(

Marlea Warlea 03-05-2013 02:39 AM

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My first time ever riding this horse and his first time participating in barrel racing :)

beau159 03-05-2013 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Marlea Warlea (Post 1923150)
My first time ever riding this horse and his first time participating in barrel racing :)


Very, very curious --- where were you competing in barrels where they set them up on a GRASS course?

:shock::shock::shock:

That's just asking for a horse to slip and fall.

Marlea Warlea 03-06-2013 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by beau159 (Post 1923357)
Very, very curious --- where were you competing in barrels where they set them up on a GRASS course?

:shock::shock::shock:

That's just asking for a horse to slip and fall.

At a agricultural show, it wasn't extremely competitive barrel racing, just part of the gymkana, and because of this no one went very fast or hard.

beau159 03-06-2013 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Marlea Warlea (Post 1924718)
At a agricultural show, it wasn't extremely competitive barrel racing, just part of the gymkana, and because of this no one went very fast or hard.

Just an FYI: Horses can very easily slip when they are asked to turn tightly around a barrel even at a mere trot when you ask them to do it on slick grass like there is in the photos. Your second photo you posted, you are actually galloping around that barrel on that grass. BIG RISK for slipping and falling. I don't care how slow a lope you were doing. For example, in your photo, what if his hind leg (that has all his back weight on it) had slipped out from under him at that moment? You both would have hit the ground, which poses an injury risk to the horse and to the rider as well.

I would definately bring it to the attention of the committee that runs the show that next year, they should find an dirt arena to do it. Grass is SO dangerous when you are asking your horse to make tight small turns, like around a barrel.

texasgal 03-06-2013 10:22 AM

Nice shots! Both of you.

It doesn't appear the horse on grass is moving near as fast as some polo ponies I've seen on grass..

It looks like a fun day!

DukeTinCans1313 03-06-2013 10:09 PM

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My boy Duke and I at a three day NLBRA ((:

AriatChick772 03-06-2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by texasgal (Post 1925044)
Nice shots! Both of you.

It doesn't appear the horse on grass is moving near as fast as some polo ponies I've seen on grass..

It looks like a fun day!

Agreed!
Good job girl you look great and your horse does too.
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BarrelBunny 03-06-2013 11:17 PM

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Here's a few from the other day when I hauled into the arena just for fun. :-) My first barrel race of the year is coming up this month..! I can't wait! :D
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