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Are all Barrel Horses "Hot" or is it the training they receive?

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    01-01-2011, 09:07 PM
  #21
Weanling
This last fall I nearly started getting one of those obnoxious horses myself. It was starting to get cold and work didn't allow me to do a lot, if any, riding outside of fun shows. There were plenty of girls with those psychotic horses, and their parents ENCOURAGED that crap.

Before ANY run I made, I would make him STOP and stand for several seconds and stop and calm down before we would head for the gate to leave. He was just about as antsy to get OUT of the arena as he was to get in.

When I really realized what was happening I said that was it for the fall because I wasn't going to start getting that kind of horse and knew he needed MUCH more just fun riding instead of shows/speed.
     
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    01-04-2011, 01:21 AM
  #22
Foal
My QH, Lady, has a real calm personality although she is extremely responsive with a lot of energy and makes very tight corners in whatever sporting event (We always gets me ribbons in sporting, it's like her thing..)
Where as I have a stockhorse who is so fiery in every discipline. She thinks everything is such a big deal and tries to take off because she is excited (esp canter) it is just her persona. (I never win hardly anything on her..Especially in sporting)
A calm horse gives you control and I find that it helps when you have to be precise with cornering and manouver around barrels and other equipment. The way you ride also effects your horses temperment. Avoid riding with a hot seat that fizzes a horse up because.
Like RoughRider, I don't gallop everytime. I walk trot and take a slow canter for most barrel racing (Except at comps). That way my horse doesn't expect to go fast everytime and they won't bolt as much.
I am a PC rider who does a lot of English too, I was luckily blessed with a horse that puts up with English even though she is initially trained in Western. Therefore I do lots of slow riding aswell.
Vary your routine so that you don't end up with a crazy out-of-control horse that only barrel races at a gallop
     
    01-08-2011, 05:35 PM
  #23
Banned
A well mannered and traind barrel horse should not be hot, fast and quick responding witch sometimes people mistake for being hot.
     
    01-08-2011, 10:17 PM
  #24
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by SparksFly    
My horses are not "hot," but they do get excited before a run. I don't really know how to explain it. When we get to the gait I can feel them get excited about the run, especially my main guy Tango, and he starts prancing. He's never bucked or reared or anything, though.
My horse is similar. We can go into the arena in the off time and he is easy going. But he knows when it is "go" time.
     
    01-09-2011, 02:58 AM
  #25
Foal
I am training my gelding for barrels.... When I enter the arena, I face him away from the barrels then I spin him and take off at a full run. When we are doing slower work, I walk into the arena and then turn him to face and stop before my pattern. I do want a little bit of a hot horse (ie... driven) that will help you win, but theres a time and a place for that exciting behaviour, if you are consistent, you will have a horse that takes off and is "hot" when you want it. But a horse who is very level headed when you want it to.

Cheers Tanya
     
    01-11-2011, 10:49 PM
  #26
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
A well trained barrel horse should not be hot or uncontrollable. A good stop is essential on a well trained barrel horse.

All these hot barrel horses you see that are balking at the gate, run around in huge bits with floppy riders and have to get hauled on to stop are a result of bad training.
HUH?

So a horse that is ready to go isnt well trained?

Guess I have some untrained whackos.

Theres a difference between a hot horse, and an uncontrollable one.
2 of my horses are bred VERY hot, but Im taking my time seasoning and hauling them, basically just getting them used to the sounds and the atmosphere and performing. I think that if barrel horses are brought along CORRECTLY they wont blow up. Some horses you see that rear or balk either
Are in pain
Hate their job
Have been blown up.

Hot horses are just naturally ready to work, but are controllable. Don't mistake a horse that gets in the alley and is ready to go as being a nut. That horse just knows his job:)

As for as stopping being essential..well..yes...but that's only one piece of the puzzle.

In my opinion all barrel horses should have a solid foundation. Mine wont see a barrel until they know how to
Collect
Respond to leg cues, weight shifts
Lead changes
Pivot
Sidepass
Counter arc
Stop
Cross over
Transitions

By knowing these things, any problem I encounter while patterning them is easily fixed.
     
    01-13-2011, 04:21 PM
  #27
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Streakin    
HUH?

So a horse that is ready to go isnt well trained?

Guess I have some untrained whackos.

Theres a difference between a hot horse, and an uncontrollable one.
2 of my horses are bred VERY hot, but Im taking my time seasoning and hauling them, basically just getting them used to the sounds and the atmosphere and performing. I think that if barrel horses are brought along CORRECTLY they wont blow up. Some horses you see that rear or balk either
Are in pain
Hate their job
Have been blown up.

Hot horses are just naturally ready to work, but are controllable. Don't mistake a horse that gets in the alley and is ready to go as being a nut. That horse just knows his job:)

As for as stopping being essential..well..yes...but that's only one piece of the puzzle.

In my opinion all barrel horses should have a solid foundation. Mine wont see a barrel until they know how to
Collect
Respond to leg cues, weight shifts
Lead changes
Pivot
Sidepass
Counter arc
Stop
Cross over
Transitions

By knowing these things, any problem I encounter while patterning them is easily fixed.
Not really much more to add to that. I agree.
     
    01-19-2011, 08:37 AM
  #28
Foal
A well trained barrel horse should be controlable. You won't do very well if the horse doesn't listen to your cues to switch lead, or to collect before a turn, now will you? As for being keyed up, it truly depends on the horse. Some people (idiots) breed horses to be hot tempered. That's what happenedwithmy appendix QH. Backyard breeding AND training really jacked her up. But I'm not ashamed to say it- I own one of the crazies. She just really loves to run, but she listens to my cues. She just gets really excited is all. Like she'll canter in place, shake her head, she start doing turn on the forhand and sidepasses too. Lol. But it's all harmless suff now. When I first got her she would rear all the time at the starting gate. So yes- it's all about training, but some horses are just hyper.
     
    01-19-2011, 11:10 AM
  #29
Weanling
Let me see here... A lot of people are right on the money as far as the difference between a horse that's out of control and a horse that's on the muscle.

I have a horse who happens to be bred "hot"... a lot of run and a lot of race horse. But you know what? I don't ride him that way. I expect him to be a gentleman. I focus on fundamentals first and foremost. Training is what makes a horse on the muscle. A lack of training is what makes a horse uncontrolable.

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    01-19-2011, 11:42 AM
  #30
Banned
Hes nice buckoff!
Heres how my 2 are bred
Sizzle for Cash Quarter Horse
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I expect the same out of mine.
I want to enjoy riding them...I do not want a struggle. I've spent alot of time hauling and seasoning them as well.

Look how hyper Cash is:
(dern horse wasnt rolling back and getting his leads Lol!)
     

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