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post #1 of 9 Old 09-20-2015, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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What's a good sport for me to get Hunter into? Slower sports and jumping are out of the question. Anything else will work that's fast paced. Idk her barrel time but I'm gonna clock it today and you know. But other then barrels western or English what's a good sport to get into? I can throw a rope off her and she cuts Lamas. Yes not cows cause I haven't tried with cows but lamas. Thanks-savy. P.s would reigning be an option?
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It sounds like you like to do a lot of galloping, so maybe look into gymkhana type shows and classes.
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As it sounds like you want to only go fast, cow work is not it either, but here's a website with a list of 'speed pattern events'... CVSC Patterns

I would ask though, is jumping 'out of the question' because of you or the horse? Because if she's not up to jumping due to some physical issue, then she's likely not up to speed events either, esp speeding around tight turns, such as barrels for eg.
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Her barrel time was 31.0 seconds. I know that's slow for a barrel horse but can u see any sports I can be put into with her time?
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And she can't do jumping because she bangs her legs and hurts herself
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Has Hunter been actually trained for anything? Does she walk-trot-canter on cue and is she under control at all gaits? Stop? Turn? Even a broke horse needs further training to be able to compete in any kind of sport.
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Banging her legs while jumping just sounds like she was never trained to jump correctly. There's a lot more to jumping than just point a horse at the jump and expecting them to pop over it.

As for barrels...I would guess that she was fighting you the whole time and that's why her time was so slow. Even my green broke draft cross gelding could trot a barrel pattern faster than 31 seconds.

Hunter needs a lot of slow work before she can go fast. She needs properly- fitting tack and someone to teach her that slow is a good thing and going fast isn't the only option. She could make a stellar little all-around horse if you just take the time to train her right. Find a trainer who actually knows what they're doing and will help the two of you become better together and you'll be golden.

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The fast sports are actually all about SLOW, SLOW, SLOW, until the horse and the rider have perfected everything there is and more at a slower pace. Speed without skill and experience is dangerous and, in equine sports, can be lethal! Are you prepared for the training needed to go fast later?

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And she can't do jumping because she bangs her legs and hurts herself
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Yeah, jumping is hard on a horse's body - like speed sports, and if she's bashing her legs due to physical problems, then speed events should also be avoided. But I get the feeling that maybe the speed thing & bad jumping may be just about lack of training?? If so, I'd definitely forget about speed & any competition for now & concentrate on the basics.
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