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View Poll Results: Which other gymkhana event do you like the best?
Flags 1 5.00%
Goat tying 1 5.00%
Pole bending 14 70.00%
Keyhole 4 20.00%
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post #11 of 32 Old 11-23-2012, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Let's see if this works... here's the 21 second barrels with precious.

http://s1058.beta.photobucket.com/us...-5-12.mp4.html

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post #12 of 32 Old 11-23-2012, 12:45 AM
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I love gymkhanas on young horses, and even seasoned horses who need refreshed. It makes them think a little more than just the standard barrel and pole pattern.

This last year I found myself without a finished barrel horse and two prospects.

Ruger, just turned four. First gymkhana for seasoning. No videos yet.



My mare, Selena, was a finished reiner and started as a cowhorse before she went to gaming so she took fast. Still a little goofy at times, but took some money easy. Internet is too slow to get me a video to post right now though. Darn foot of snow.

You guys don't look bad at all. You should post around here a little more we don't bite.
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #13 of 32 Old 11-23-2012, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much! When I can start training her again in February when she's all healed, I expect to get much better! That's a really sweet picture by the way! (:

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post #14 of 32 Old 11-23-2012, 01:45 AM
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Thanks ^^ It's nothing super impressive, that was taken at a gentle cruise and I really made him rate back to me because he's a pretty freed up horse.

Okay now I can show you my mare. She's still more into the cow events than she is gaming and in the goofy fling-myself-every-which-direction stage...But when she really focuses, day-um, she can haul and she can turn. We're working on getting her constantly in focus right now though.



Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.

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post #15 of 32 Old 11-23-2012, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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^^^^ Wow you're doing incredible! Keep it up, I can tell you two have a lot of potential! (:

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post #16 of 32 Old 11-23-2012, 03:01 AM
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Thanks ^^ You guys do too. I've always had at least one finished horse on the string but since my gelding went lame I'm left with a lot of time to mold these two into barrel horses.

Oh and we require more pictures. That's pretty non-negotiable here. XD

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #17 of 32 Old 11-23-2012, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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I know what you mean, except my current barrel mare is lame.. My finished horse is Dixie, that was just a practice in the video I posted, she usually gets 16s and 17s, except she's getting old so I can't do too much with her and she's technically my sisters. So I wanted to start Precious on barrels and I'm glad I did because she's quite the horse!

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Thanks ^^ You guys do too. I've always had at least one finished horse on the string but since my gelding went lame I'm left with a lot of time to mold these two into barrel horses.

Oh and we require more pictures. That's pretty non-negotiable here. XD

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post #18 of 32 Old 11-23-2012, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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Talking I fixed the problem, here are the videos.

Hey so I fixed it! I just made a video and uploaded it to youtube, so here you go! Please watch!


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post #19 of 32 Old 11-23-2012, 05:11 AM
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I know you aren't asking for critique, but from a barrel racer to another, I've found that the horse generally goes a little slower when you "pump the reins" as it moves the bit in their mouth. I use to do it all the time because the person I learned from it did, and when we both found that out and tried it, we both got better times (on his 1D-2D pony and the 3D mare I was leasing.(:
But..didn't get a chance to get to the computer yet, should have time today to post my runs on Lucky and my trot stakes on ST.(:
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post #20 of 32 Old 11-23-2012, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for letting me know that. But we arent at all trying for speed yet, she gets too hot and totally blows all of her turns, so I was holding her back so she could focus. When I am going for speed though I will definitely keep that in mind, thanks.

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I know you aren't asking for critique, but from a barrel racer to another, I've found that the horse generally goes a little slower when you "pump the reins" as it moves the bit in their mouth. I use to do it all the time because the person I learned from it did, and when we both found that out and tried it, we both got better times (on his 1D-2D pony and the 3D mare I was leasing.(:
But..didn't get a chance to get to the computer yet, should have time today to post my runs on Lucky and my trot stakes on ST.(:
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