Barrel Racing!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by 15lparker, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. 15lparker

    15lparker Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there anyone here that barrel races?? I DO!! [​IMG] Please post any tips, tricks, experiences, stories, shows, and any other Barrel Racing fun!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. foREVer

    foREVer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to barrel race on my freinds horses last year, but I am starting to get into english now. I was never very good at western, and want to try something new. [​IMG]
     
  3. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:I DID... But when we lost my old QH gelding last year to cancer I pretty much desided that my speed classes were done.. now I just do jumping IF my daughter will let me away from her for a few hours... She cant just stay at the fence with her daddy [​IMG]
     
  4. QH Girl

    QH Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've ridden horses for years, but I'm a big fat [​IMG]

    Barrel racing was on my bucket list when I turned 40. I was bound and determined. A friend hooked me up with a horse that was already patterned and off to the show I went

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    Look at that form! It's one of my favorite pics! What it doesn't show is that we were going slower than molasses [​IMG]

    I lasted about 2 months, and still have the scars on my shins to show for it. It is incredibly fun, I'm just not fearless enough.
     
  5. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    Oooo Me me me me! I started barrel racin when I was about 12 and I'll be 20 in about a week and a half. I started on a 10 year old QH gelding that didn't know barrels and we learned together. Now I'm living with my BF 4 hours away and have my own horses. I've got a 3 year old appy filly I've trained from scratch and hopefully will start working her on barrels as soon as I can find a good playday in my area.

    Total we have 3 mares, 1 colt, 1 7mo standard jack. As of this weekend I will be bringing my 2 horses from my dad's to live with me. He was in a really bad accident and will be in the hospital for about a year and then it will be about another year before he could even consider doing anything with horses. So the geldings are coming to live with me. One is my old gelding I learned on and the other is an 18 yo firecracker that is awesome at barrels. He just needs more manners and respect which I will be working on using Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship (awesome stuff!). Then I'll probably playday on him and run my appy in exhibitions.
     
  6. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I dont as its way to fast for me but I do work at a big barrel stable....My trainer and boss is an avid racer and races all over the US and Canada...you can check her out at www.oakwoodmanor.biz
     
  7. DFWRidingLessons

    DFWRidingLessons New Egg

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    My daughter Tricia Aldridge is a Barrel Racer and she trains horses and gives riding lessons at the Fort Worth Stockyards Stables in Fort Worth, Texas. You can see her website at www.RedHotRunningHorses.com for lots of articles and videos.
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  8. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Me!! I love it! My horse is more of a hunter but we are getting his pattern down.
     
  9. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    I used to. I only did it because I always went for the high points. I had to do everything. I must admit my goat tying was very funny [​IMG]
     

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