Appaloosas and barrel racing - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding

Appaloosas and barrel racing

This is a discussion on Appaloosas and barrel racing within the Western Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Are appalosa"s good at barrel racin

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-23-2009, 11:18 PM
Green Broke
Its funny hearin people sayin Appys arent god for barrels considering the Nez Perce Native Americans bred them for their speed and agility...
"The Nez Perce became excellent horsemen as well as the only Native Americans known to selectively breed their horses. The horses were bred to be strong, fast, sure footed, and intelligent mounts... were used to hunt buffalo and deer.".. all traits of a good barrel horse( except the hunting the buffs...)!
I say go for it!
Sponsored Links
    10-04-2009, 07:11 PM
My friend runs NBHA and I see appys run all the time and get better times then his QH. As long as your horse has the heart to run and love to turn the barrles he'll do fine just takes time to improve and get better times.
    10-09-2009, 07:22 PM
Forget the breed, the horse has to have the 'want to', first of all.

Secondly, some Appy's are nothing but QH with spots (i hate that kind) but in that case, they're just as good as plain old QH.

My appaloosa is pure appaloosa. He has stamina, agility, endurance, and he is extremely smart. He is 2 1/2 and knows how to neck rein already with the first two times I rode him to teach him, he had it down. Of course since he is so young, I won't do anything major until his joints develop more if not completely. He is 14.3 hh. My boarder says he will make an excellent barrel racer/ pole bender/ whatever I want to do with him! Of course I never plan on going Pro, just to local rodeos, and hopefully on the college team =]

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Barrel Racing :) always-wanted Western Riding 52 05-30-2010 08:19 PM
new to barrel racing...any help at all? chika1235 Western Riding 5 04-03-2009 12:11 AM
Me Barrel Racing! TurnNBurn17 Horse Videos 12 06-30-2008 01:55 AM
barrel racing blossom856 Horse Training 2 12-18-2007 02:29 PM
Barrel Racing Vidaloco Horse Talk 8 12-15-2007 12:39 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0