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post #1 of 14 Old 03-26-2019, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to share a pic - with permission

My trail riding pal sent this to me the other day. We both know Peso was swinging way too wide on that barrel, she's working on getting him in tighter, consistently, but the shot was awesome and he's looking like a sexy beast. LOL

She's taken him such a long way from the over-reactive horse that would have a tantrum and throw himself down on the ground, the horse that would blow in two for no apparent reason, the horse that was easily distracted when one of her other horses was there and he could see him or her. I have mas respect for her not giving up on him and having the experience to make something out of him. This is the horse she trail rides on, and she does it to get his brain thinking in a different way and to get a work out he'd never get in an arena.

Looking forward to getting to ride with them more often now that the trails are drying out.
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post #2 of 14 Old 03-26-2019, 12:56 PM
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Looking good! That shot is amazing, love it
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post #3 of 14 Old 03-27-2019, 09:22 AM
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what a great picture!
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post #4 of 14 Old 03-27-2019, 10:57 AM
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It's so amazing but also looks damn scary to me haha! I know these horses are so agile but I'd be so worried about them sliding under me :< I cannot wait for a chance to come see some authentic western stuff in the US! Thanks for sharing, even it's not perfect to a known eye it's bloody excellent to someone like me!
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post #5 of 14 Old 03-27-2019, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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It's so amazing but also looks damn scary to me haha! I know these horses are so agile but I'd be so worried about them sliding under me :< I cannot wait for a chance to come see some authentic western stuff in the US! Thanks for sharing, even it's not perfect to a known eye it's bloody excellent to someone like me!
I both love and hate watching. I love watching the people who care about their horses and winning together. You can tell a willing partnership from a mile away.

It's the ones that view their horses as a machine to propel them to winning money and ego stroking that bother me. THOSE are the ones that think they're all that and a bag of chips, strut around like they own the rodeo grounds. It's all about them and their horse is barely an afterthought. And they don't think twice about bloodying them up with spurs.

Then you have the overly-competitive moms who can't ride, but don't think twice about strapping their young daughters to a horse that's too much for them, then shout and scream when the horse gets arena soured and the small child strapped to said horse is scared to death to try to 'make' the horse go forward. It's often their vicarious living that gets their daughters killed.

Yeah, there's regulations about stuff like that, but different associations treat it all differently - some turn a blind eye, others are great about enforcing the rule that keep everyone safe and enjoying the event.

So, if you ever do make it over here, choose your first rodeo or barrel race carefully.

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Amazing photo. And even more impressive is what your friend had to go through with her horse! I think it is wonderful that she worked with him and didn't give up.

I would love to try out barrel racing with Lulu. I have always been 100% English but I'm willing to try out Western if my horse likes it. For me, barrel racing would just be something fun to do with my horse. If she doesn't like it we will move on to something else.
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post #7 of 14 Old 03-28-2019, 01:50 PM
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My trail riding pal sent this to me the other day. We both know Peso was swinging way too wide on that barrel, she's working on getting him in tighter, consistently, but the shot was awesome and he's looking like a sexy beast. LOL
Indeed a very cool pic and kudos to your friend ..... but if she is consistently having trouble getting him tight in his turns ... has she had his hocks/stifles checked? Looks like he actually may be crossfiring on that picture, since his inside hind leg should be reaching under him and not out behind.



Just a thought! Of course, a picture is just a moment in time.

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Indeed a very cool pic and kudos to your friend ..... but if she is consistently having trouble getting him tight in his turns ... has she had his hocks/stifles checked? Looks like he actually may be crossfiring on that picture, since his inside hind leg should be reaching under him and not out behind.

Just a thought! Of course, a picture is just a moment in time.

It's not consistently that he does this. He just gets distracted... SQUIRREL!... and sometimes runs wide. This day she said they looked like drunken amateurs.

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Amazing photo. And even more impressive is what your friend had to go through with her horse! I think it is wonderful that she worked with him and didn't give up.

I would love to try out barrel racing with Lulu. I have always been 100% English but I'm willing to try out Western if my horse likes it. For me, barrel racing would just be something fun to do with my horse. If she doesn't like it we will move on to something else.
He's something else. I'm glad she didn't give up on him either. First time I met him she warned me: Oh... he doesn't like strangers...

Me: Oh that's your scratchy spot? Why yes, I'll scrub it till you twist up in a pretzle.


Oh? You'd like to know if I have more of those peppermint snacks? Sure do buddy.


She was surprised and amused.



She also told me the other night I need to work my up to barrel racing.

Hubs: No.

He said: She's clumsy enough as it is, don't need her trying THIS out too!

Honestly, NO WAY would I try it. I know I'm no good in the saddle for that sort of thing. I enjoy the trail riding and that kind of activity - going off-roading and jumping creeks and logs, climbing up out of the wide creeks, up steep banks, going down into them, stuff like that.

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post #10 of 14 Old 03-28-2019, 06:28 PM
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AtokaGhosthorse,
I don't know anything about barrel racing, roping, showing or what ever. That is a pretty awesome picture though!!!!!
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