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  1. Member Journals
    Hello! It's been quite a while since I've been here and my other threads are so old I figured it better to start a new one. Let me start by introducing myself, my horses, and this new journal. My name is Kate, I'm 17 and live in NE Kansas. I've been riding for 7 years now and barrel racing for...
  2. Horse Training
    I just recently brought home a 16 year old barrel horse. The previous owners were beginners and did not know how to lunge him therefor he has not been lunged in a year or more. I am new as well. I have been around horses and rode quite a bit, but I do not know very much about lunging and how to...
  3. Horse Training
    I am starting to teach my walking horse how to run barrels. We've been going super slow so far and we've been doing a lot of stretching and muscle building and turning exercises. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or any exercises that we could work on. We're both completely new to this...
  4. Horses for Sale
    they are in south east oklahoma. i can't ride anymore and can't train them and they need new homes. aqha running bred mare(bay) open. easy jet and dash for cash. 15.1 hnds. her 3 yo filly(chestnut) started/green(14.1) and 2 yo(13.2) colt(bay) all ground work done. both sired by aqha foundation...
  5. Barrel Racing
    My horse (10 year old) has just had about a year of gaming (Speed events as some call it) training with me and he is doing great. At our barn we can do everything at ease and lope our patterns perfect! However, when we haul out to shows, as you might expect a horse new to speed events to do, he...
  6. Horse Training
    Im 16, and i purchased a well bred mare from the local sale. No one wanted her. As a three year old i broke her and started working with her. i got lost in time so i sent her away to have the basics put on her. When i got her back 6 months later, she would rare when i saddled her. She would...
  7. Barrel Racing
    I'm expanding my gaming gear due to finally having a horse that does barrels really well. I've been practicing mainly in split reins being that they are what I have at the moment, but we plan on competing soon, and I want to be sure I find the best reins that work for us. So what kind of...
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I'm looking to get a nice saddle pad that's not extremely expensive, I will be sing it for barrel racing so if anyone has any favorite and/or reasons they think its a good one for barrel racing please let me know! (:
  9. Horse Talk
    I have to sell 2 of my 4 horses. I have them listed all over different facebook groups, dreamhorse, craigslist, equinenow, trick horse rider, barrelhorseworld. I'm just not getting hardly any responses or interests. What else can I do? is there any changes I should make to my postings? any help...
  10. Barrel Racing
    Well I've been working with my two horses on barrels and poles. My mare has been working well on barrels and poles for a couple of years. Anyways, last night I just tried letting her do her own thing on poles. I pushed her, she turned the end pole without blowing it, and I pushed her through the...
  11. Horse Breeds
    Hi everyone! Recently I was told that there was no way my horse was an appendix due to her joints being so large and her cannon bones so small. What do you think? I know who her supposed parents are (her dam a thoroughbred, her sire a quarter horse). I fully believe the dam as she was n the...
  12. Horse Videos
    I know, I know. I'm not wearing a helmet. And yes, I normally do! Please read the description of the video. :D http://m.youtube.com/?rdm=12r68m5ev&layout=mobile&client=mv-google#/watch?v=n4lqmLBAwKA
  13. Barrel Racing
    Two years off of barrel racing and my mare is surprising me weekend after weekend! Two weeks ago she ran a 16.8 on barrels, this weekend she ran a 16.4 on a smaller pattern, (winning time was 15.7) and a 17.5 on a standard pattern (winning time was 17.4) she blew my mind!! Not only that but we...
  14. Barrel Racing
    I was just wondering, what do y'all think is the best breed for barrel racing?
  15. Horse Talk
    So i went to go see my horse for the first time! And i really want to train him to barrel race and more. I talked to the person i got him from and she said he would be a VERY good barrel racer by the way he's built! Very bold, also he is the sweetest little thing! Followers me every were and...
  16. Barrel Racing
    I have a 13 year old quarter horse mare, she has ran barrels but has been in the field for two years, I have been working her for two months and we have gotten good times i took her to a fair show and something spooked her and she did not want o go back in the ring they made me take her out as...
  17. Horse Breeds
    What are quarter horse good far! I have a quarter horse and i was wanting some background on him? Would he be good at barrel racing? Or anything like that? :-)
  18. Barrel Racing
    I have a 12 year old paint gelding I've had since he was 5. We were both beginning barrel racers then, so as we both learned new things, I also inadvertently taught him some bad habits. He tends to favor his left lead, and as such dives into his second and third turns. I've done tons of slow...
  19. Horse Nutrition
    hello, just wondering if anyone knows a feed that I could use on my 9yr old TB gelding. We just recently started Barrel racing, and he's doing great, but he sometimes doesnt have enough energy to him. He just needs more 'umph'! He is in shape, and has no other problems, just a lazy guy:) Anyone...
  20. Barrel Racing
    I've been looking for a new bit FOREVER. And I'm having a hard time deciding. So I'm wondering what's everyone's favorite bit. But for my horse I'm thinking something with a dog bone or some kind of three piece. I'm fully aware that further training and refreshing is always the first step...
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