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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I was just wondering what are your favorite exercises to improve and condition your barrel horses? I have a few •rollbacks •circles around the barrels bigger to as small as the horse can go while still being balanced •over finishing the turns then turning the barrel again •long trot for...
  2. Barrel Racing
    Hello! I'm new to the site but I have been interested in joining and asking a number of questions for awhile now so I figured there was no time like the present. I should explain that I have been around barrel horses for awhile now, I have helped in training a few, and even done shows when I...
  3. Barrel Racing
    I need some help with my new mare there is only two things that I need help with. 1. At the horse show last weekend we were right at the first barrel about to turn and she stopped so I had to kick her to start to get her to run but she was not running it was like she was doing a fast lope but...
  4. Barrel Racing
    I want to learn how to barrel race (not competitively, just for fun), but I'm not really sure how to go about doing it. I just got my first horse and I know that he he is fast. His previous owner used him for roping, but wanted to get a different roping horse due to Poco being nervous around...
  5. Barrel Racing
    Hi, I've got a few questions.. First, my trainer told me my horse throws his shoulder into the second barrel, and that is a bad habit that needs to be broken. When I move him over he doesn't turn the barrel at all. I think as long I stay away from the barrel he'll be fine and we won't knock...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I've been working with my mare that I've had for two years now. We've come to the conclusion that she is a left barrel horse, although when going to the first barrel she pops up out of it when going to turn she pops out to the right. I have been working with her on this for awhile, with all...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Horse Feeds and 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...
  10. Barrel Racing
    So my horse and I have been doing barrels for about year. My horse has been trained for a veryyyy lonnggg timee. She was amazing last summer but all of a sudden after we haven't done barrels in a couple weeks; she has been acting up. When we sprint towards the first barrel, she gets up by the...
  11. 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...
  12. Barrel Racing
    I have a pony that I consider an all-around pony because we do everything together :wink: I use CA methods, specifically the lateral flexing thing he's got going on. (like flexing the neck from side to side). Putts is really soft and sensitive to ride. He's not a great barrel pony, but we like...
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