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post #1 of 43 Old 11-09-2009, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Pole Benders?

Im tired of seeing barrel racing posts haha does anyone pole bend? I'm talking real pole bending - not like 30 second runs. It has to be my favorite event. I get tired of barrel racing all the time and love to train for poles, they're some of the most broke horses..well should be. Anyone have pics either? :]]
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post #2 of 43 Old 11-09-2009, 03:23 PM
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I pole bend, but not the way you do - In AUS we just bend up and back, without the run down and run back. My arab pony is virtually unbeaten - Won open bending at Bundengdore 2 years running, and age champion zone sporter 5 years running with fastest time of they day in bending about 3 times. It's amazing to ride!

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I only ppole bend for FUN!! I do it in sporting comps, but not the way you do it!

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post #4 of 43 Old 11-09-2009, 04:39 PM
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I generally do all of the gymkhana events when I go to a show... Barrels, Poles, Flags, mostly. My best time on poles (for both Magic and Tanner) was 12.something seconds... I'm pretty sure that was Magic's time.
I focus more on barrels, but I also like to keep myself and my horses occupied with many things; a horse that can only do one thing bores me. :p Besides, Magic isn't half bad at poles... and Tanner's proving to be just as efficient.
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I do. Not my main event, though. Right now I am only running about 25 seconds or so. I'll get better with time, hopefully

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post #6 of 43 Old 11-09-2009, 08:35 PM
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Rubayate - What type of poles do you do? Run up, bend back, bend up, run back? Or just bend up and back? 12 seconds sounds more like the times we run on just bending up and back. 12 seconds is the state qualifying time for bending here - My fastest on my little arab is 10.18.

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Rubayate - What type of poles do you do? Run up, bend back, bend up, run back? Or just bend up and back? 12 seconds sounds more like the times we run on just bending up and back. 12 seconds is the state qualifying time for bending here - My fastest on my little arab is 10.18.
AH totally agreed arabs are the shiz for pole bending I ran a 9.98 and a few 10 flats on mine years ago- then she practically tore her back foot off and was out for 5 years- but I took out not long ago and she did an 11.15 so not bad........

Also we live near each other- are you going to the michelago sporting champs at bredbo??? We should catch up there- cept i'll have a baby i'm working on so u'll probs flog me :)

And just noticed you did the polox at bungendore-- SAME I played in the breadalbane associate team- hbu?

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Hah! Yep, I was in the Zone 16 devils, on the brown stockhorse who was scared of the line-up! And i'll definitely be at Bredbo, can't decide which horse to ride yet. It's such a good comp though, and having the river so close is awesome!

My little arab has gone a bit sour on sporting - But point him at poles and he just rockets! I miss sporting him - My cousin is riding him now because he is too slow (and fat, shhhh).

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post #9 of 43 Old 11-09-2009, 08:55 PM
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And here are some pics

This one is not my horse




But the appy fella is
, and I know that's a flagging pic but I didn't have one of her bending
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Hah! Yep, I was in the Zone 16 devils, on the brown stockhorse who was scared of the line-up! And i'll definitely be at Bredbo, can't decide which horse to ride yet. It's such a good comp though, and having the river so close is awesome!

My little arab has gone a bit sour on sporting - But point him at poles and he just rockets! I miss sporting him - My cousin is riding him now because he is too slow (and fat, shhhh).

I remember!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was a 3 on a dark horse with a blaze... you guys had that monster horse on ur team..... my arab mare was only ever good at bending........... i'm riding a 5yr ottb she's ok she can run state times already but she's only ever done it like 3 times--- when she comes off a turn she over leaps and we lose too much time while I correct her- well u'll see- ur an associate yeah?

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