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  1. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I currently ride my mare in a curb bit - a solid bars, with medium port and a roller. I am looking for some advice on how this curb bit works in relation to barrel racing. I.e. what should I be prepare for - dropping her shoulder? I am not looking to change this bit, she is hotter then hot...
  2. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello everyone! I have a five year old quarter horse I'm training to run barrels. I started him in a simple O-ring snaffle and after he was taught the basics and patterned in that bit I transitioned to a Jr. Cowhorse with a twisted dog bone mouthpiece as we started to add some speed. He was...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Barrel Racing
    Ok ok I know I have posted here asking what bits you all use on your horses for barrels. I put out that I use a simple snaffle, nothing fancy, but now that we are really starting to work I find he slightly fights me around the barrels. He will turn fine for the first few walking/trotting of the...
  6. Share your own opinions on Horse Tack & Equipment
    Barrel racing bits -HELP I am looking for a bit to help my mare lift better .. She tends to dive in ,dropping her shoulder . She has a light mouth , she works just fine in a regular snaffle , but there's just no llift to snaffles so I need something else when it comes to turning . . She's just...
  7. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    My new horse has changed a lot for some reason I can not figure out. When I first got her we went to the Martha Josey clinic and she had beautiful turns. Now, she is turning really wide, she won't rate at all, and she is running right through the bit. I had in her the Martha Josey O ring...
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