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post #1 of 3 Old 04-05-2017, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Soooo.. I had a thread earlier asking with a bit of help on critiquing confirmation, but I still have questions (that are separate enough to make a new topic). I didn't have very good pictures but they were the best I could do. Peter's stall is slightly slanted, but if he really were A bit downhill (it isn't extreme otherwise I would've noticed) would it hurt him to start barrel racing with me? When it really comes down to it (haha, get it? Down?) I'm willing to change the direction me and my trainer are going to accommodate his needs. My only thing is that the downhill is noticable in his stall while he's relaxed and not so much on the cross ties. Also, do you think it will cause him pain at all? What can I do to help? Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-06-2017, 05:16 PM
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would it hurt him to start barrel racing with me?
Well I took a look at your other post because I needed more information on your horse.

Well, since he isn't even your horse yet and since you haven't ridden him yet, it's hard to answer your questions.

In general, TWH don't make good barrel horses (or even a cross). Now, that doesn't mean you can't have fun with a TWH on barrels at a local show. But if your goals are to be competitive, then I would look for a different horse.

Overall, the horse's conformation is not what I look for when I look for a barrel horse. He is weak in the hindquarters, hocks are high off the ground, looks heavy in the front end (and possibly downhill), and judging by your pictures, appears to have a long back.

Can you have fun with him at local gymkhanas? Sure. You can do so with any horse. Again, just depends on your goals and how competitive you want to be. Or if you just want to have fun.

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-10-2017, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well I took a look at your other post because I needed more information on your horse.

Well, since he isn't even your horse yet and since you haven't ridden him yet, it's hard to answer your questions.

In general, TWH don't make good barrel horses (or even a cross). Now, that doesn't mean you can't have fun with a TWH on barrels at a local show. But if your goals are to be competitive, then I would look for a different horse.

Overall, the horse's conformation is not what I look for when I look for a barrel horse. He is weak in the hindquarters, hocks are high off the ground, looks heavy in the front end (and possibly downhill), and judging by your pictures, appears to have a long back.

Can you have fun with him at local gymkhanas? Sure. You can do so with any horse. Again, just depends on your goals and how competitive you want to be. Or if you just want to have fun.
So I rode him just yesterday and he was a bit rusty. I don't plan on competetively racing him. I just want to have a little fun. Maybe enter a local race every once in a while. But he definitely needs tuning up under saddle.. Thanks for replying!!!

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