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post #11 of 13 Old 09-23-2009, 10:18 PM
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Its funny hearin people sayin Appys arent god for barrels considering the Nez Perce Native Americans bred them for their speed and agility...

http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/bre...oosahorse.html
"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!

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post #12 of 13 Old 10-04-2009, 06:11 PM
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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.
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post #13 of 13 Old 10-09-2009, 06:22 PM
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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 =]

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