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post #21 of 25 Old 08-22-2013, 03:42 PM
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Nope. A former barrell racer will spook you, too.
Start calling barns to look for local trainers. See who knows an owner with a been there/done that horse that is, but not limited to:
(1) too old (15-20 yo finished horses are GREAT confidence builders)
(2) too short
(3) too tall--yes, Virginia, that happens, too
(4) not fast enough
(5) can't jump high enough
(6) wrong color--MANY Breeding Stock paints get sold bc of my excellent KMHSA mare!
(7) can't do my sport. Many horses can't progress and the owner is making rapid progress, so they need a better horse for their sport.
All of these reasons make a really good, multiple 100's of hours under saddle in training, ridden by many people, trailored everywhere, given shots and wormed often, and used to being trimmed/shod, horse for the beginner. The horse will also appreciate the slower schedule.
Do NOT buy a former cutting, reining, barrel or racehorse bc all of them might be great saddle horses but their engines run hard and fast and they won't understand WHY you don't like this. =D

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post #22 of 25 Old 08-22-2013, 03:58 PM
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Just cutting in, there are slow barrel horses generally ridden by kids and adult beginners that could care less about running. There are beginner level horses in every discipline, this guy sounds like one of them.

My guy isn't for a beginner on barrels, but he's lazy and broke enough off the pattern anyone could ride him.
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post #23 of 25 Old 08-22-2013, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by fkcb1988 View Post
The OP is banned. Seems like every thread I get on here lately and read the OP is banned the next time I go to read.
Weird, especially since one of the mods commented. Perhaps under age.

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post #24 of 25 Old 08-22-2013, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by fkcb1988 View Post
The OP is banned. Seems like every thread I get on here lately and read the OP is banned the next time I go to read.
I know right! I wonder what's going on!
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post #25 of 25 Old 08-22-2013, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mrstorres2566 View Post
I know right! I wonder what's going on!

Is it bad that when I see "Banned" I go check out the OPs latest post to see why maybe they were ban?! Lol But I too am wondering.
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