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  1. Barrel Racing
    Howdy Everyone, I'm the show announcer for Midland Barrels up in Fonda, New York. So far this season we have done a Glow in the Dark Race, A Wine Run, and a Pick up 'n Hustle. We are looking for other fun run ideas to do at our next show. The Wine Run was done at our July Show and it was pretty...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have just purchased an ottb. I would like to give his legs the best support possible. He would be a pole and a barrel racing horse. I was wondering what brands are the best and what will give him the most support. Tia.
  3. Saddle Fitting Issues
    I'm going to be gaming along with ranch rodeos and i'm wondering which saddle type I should purchase for doing this? I don't like how far up a barrel saddle puts me but I also don't want to die going around a barrel (not that I really need the seat assistance, just a mental security thing I...
  4. New to Horses
    I havea 12 yr old Mare barrel horse that has had a terrible cribbing habit since she competed as a reining horse in her younger years. The Vet came and said that she needs to put on more weight. She is getting 2 qts of SafeChoice Senior, 1 scoop of Soy, 2 scoops of equipride, 1 large scoop of...
  5. Western Riding
    Hey! I have a question for any barrel racer that has been or is in Fallon taylor's barrel racing collage? What did you think of it? Did it help you? How does it work? I am considering using it, but I want to make sure it is worth it before I pay. Thank in advance!
  6. Horse Training
    I'm working on my horse Tess with a milder bit for responsiveness and training purposes. It's not that necessary, she rides pretty well in a Tom Thumb snaffle except for the fact that she doesn't turn as well in it. As I am interested in doing barrels, whether just at local FFA/school stuff for...
  7. 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...
  8. Barrel Racing
    Barrel racing standings, presented by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). Watch Full PRCA 2017 World Standings WPRA Barrel racing standings 2017 (unofficial): 1. Tiany Schuster – Krum, Texas $250,017 2. Stevi Hillman – Weatherford, Texas 177,792 3. Nellie Miller – Cottonwood...
  9. Horse Training
    Hay yall! So yesterday I was out riding with two other girls (which CJ and I do very often) on a short little trail. We were going past the barn and going to go to a trail the other way when one of the girls says she wants to change her saddle. No problem! I said the third girl and I would jump...
  10. Western Riding
    Okay, so I doubt this is going to work...but here we go. In April I plan on taking Rowdy to Area E in Florida, for the 4-H show, and I have a few questions that my group leader hasn't been able to answer. 1. I ride with a tom-thumb dog bone snaffle bit, but I don't know if dog bone bits are...
  11. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I hust got a new mare a month ago and i have no idea what bit to try her in. She was riddin in a sweet iron d-ring snaffle. I was wondering what is the next step up from that bit. I will be training her for barrel sand I want somthing with a little leverage.
  12. Horse Tack Reviews
    I've been looking for an affordable barrel saddle pad, since the one I'm using is pretty old. I know that 5 stars, best ever, and impact gel pads are really nice, but I was looking for one that was a little more affordable. My price range was around $100- $200 ish. I've seen saddle pads from...
  13. Horse Training
    Hello all! :D I've recently bought a 3yo Paint who I will be training for mainly barrels and poles, and the occasional hunter under saddle. He's ridden in a Dring snaffle or a Little S Hackamore at the moment (Snaffle type is pictured below). Once he gets of age, and has the proper training...
  14. CAN Tack
    Billy Cook Barrel saddle $1300CAN 15" seat 6.5" gullet Fairly light weight, very blingy! Fits Arabs and high withered quarter horses nicely! Located in Dryden, ON Willing to ship at buyers expense! Please PM me for contact details! :D
  15. Horse Health
    After 9 years of leasing horses I've finally been given the "OK" to buy my own horse. The problem is with just having lease horses is I never got to learn about all the different feeds and supplements, I would just feed the horses what the owner would tell me. The horse that I'm buying is a 3...
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi everyone! I am looking for a new barrel saddle and I'm wondering what the proper fit is. I know you should be able to fit 2-3 fingers between the withers and top of the gullet, and with my old saddle, I could fit my whole hand. I just sold that saddle since I need FQHB, and a wider tree, but...
  17. Horse Training
    My horse sometimes refuses to enter the gate at barrel races. He will plant himself into the ground right outside the gate, and I sit there trying to move him forward. I finally get him to move and then he turns around in the direction away from the gate and tries to run off. He does this at...
  18. Barrel Racing
    I currently have a 2009 thoroughbred I broke myself and am now starting on barrels. He is doing excellent, except for one thing.... his back keeps getting sore. I'm getting a new saddle for Christmas and am needing opinions on what I can get to stop this from happening. I've heard of the Semi QH...
  19. 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...
  20. Horse Nutrition
    I looked at a 6 yr old OTTB that had a minor tendon tear in her left front. It healed, has been ultrasounded, and she is cleared for everything but high eventing. I want her for a barrel horse. Would you guys risk buying her?
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