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    04-04-2009, 10:18 PM
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I have barrel raced for a little bit now, so now I am going to take the initiative to train my own barrel horse.

My question is, what are the first steps in training a barrel horse? At what point should I begin him on the pattern? He is 5 years old, so he is matured enough to where he can begin.
     
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    04-04-2009, 11:44 PM
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Weanling
The Charmayne James book is very helpful and thorough. I got mine on ebay for like 9.00 or something like that.
     
    04-05-2009, 02:34 AM
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Trained
Like cowgirl said, check out the book by Charmayne James. I have it laying around if you want it.
Until then, focus on dry work (No barrels). Your horse should be soft, supple, and responsive. You should be able to move her front and hind independently, move laterally off the leg, shorten and extend strides, stop and back smoothly, have smooth transitions, and be able to lope a consistent circle. Once the horse can do all of this, you can begin working the pattern. There are a bunch of threads about this if you just search "Barrel" or something similar.
     

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