Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
I don't have the money for a barrel saddle just yet, with the upcoming vet, farrier, and college bills I have, but I'm planning to buy one, soon -- so far, I've just been riding her in Ruby or 2-Pak's Western saddles, which both have breast collars and back cinches. Her previous owners couldn't remember what bit she was ridden in (Tanner and Magic were their daughter's horses, and she'd gone off to college.), but I've been riding her in a snaffle with out an issue.
For boots... is there a particular type of boots to use?
And since the farrier is coming out soon, is it preferential that a barrel horse be shod? We haven't had any issues with her feet so far, but I've heard of barrel horses having all four feet shod.