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Kadymurphy 11-29-2013 05:34 PM

Critique me(:
 
Here are some pictures, of me and my 3 year old mare at her 5th show in her life.(:
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps45f78139.jpg
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/o...psde5bf2b9.jpg
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps53b7146a.jpg
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps04d52024.jpg
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps3f0044f0.jpg
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/o...psecb67f39.jpg

And here's a video of a run on speed barrels I did about two days ago. (Sorry it's not the best)

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/o...psaa1f8a3d.jpg

Feel free to tear me apart, I don't get offended easily. I'd like all the help I can get! I also have a question, my mare is SO ratey that I have to usually whip her twice right before the barrel, is there any way I could get her more freed up?

CLaPorte432 11-29-2013 08:10 PM

you should NOT be running a 3 year old like that. That is my critique. Your going to ruin her before she's even done growing. Gah!!!
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Kadymurphy 11-29-2013 08:23 PM

She's going to be 4 in like 2 weeks and I barely ever run her. Those pictures where from August and that video is the first time I've ran since then.

QHriderKE 11-29-2013 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432 (Post 4204441)
you should NOT be running a 3 year old like that. That is my critique. Your going to ruin her before she's even done growing. Gah!!!
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YES

Just let her be a horse first. She may be fine and willing now - until her mind can't handle and/or her body cant handle it.

Yuck :(

Kadymurphy 11-29-2013 09:24 PM

Guys I know! I've only ran her a handful of times, at it was all as a late 3 year old. She's going to be 4 in two weeks. I'm not going to run her a lot until she's almost 5. So don't worry! Normally when I ride her it's slow work or trails.

QHriderKE 11-29-2013 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Kadymurphy (Post 4204889)
Guys I know! I've only ran her a handful of times, at it was all as a late 3 year old. She's going to be 4 in two weeks. I'm not going to run her a lot until she's almost 5. So don't worry! Normally when I ride her it's slow work or trails.


If you know better, why did you do it?

And if you knew it wasnt the best idea, why post asking for a critique?

Allison Finch 11-29-2013 09:28 PM

I consider barrels to be just as tough on a horse as jumping good sized jumps. I don't even let a horse look at a little jump until they are four, and then only little ones until five. It is just too easy to blow out a hock or do major damage on open knees and growing joints.

Kadymurphy 11-29-2013 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by QHriderKE (Post 4204897)
If you know better, why did you do it?

And if you knew it wasnt the best idea, why post asking for a critique?

Because that show was the first time I've let her run. I didn't think I'd get freaked out on for running her a couple times. That's not going to ruin her. It's not like I was pushing her either, I was letting her go her speed. It's not like I got game her every weekend. She's pretty much a 4 year old. I see MANY barrel racers at futurities running their horses HARD at 3. I've taken her to shows, but they've all been either trotting or cantering.

oh vair oh 11-29-2013 09:31 PM

If you let her run her speed, why do you have to whip her twice before the barrel?

Kadymurphy 11-29-2013 09:34 PM

Because when she canters she rates down so much I have to push her past, and just my legs don't do the trick. That's why I asked for help on that so I could get her more freed up.


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