Posted 2011-05-13 1:53 PM (#5674445 - in reply to #5671983) Subject: RE: Guest Sharin Hall Friday May 13 1:00pm
Just Smoke and Me - 2011-05-12 12:00 PM
Hello Sharin, Thank you for taking the time to come answer some questions.
Do you think that the market is strong for futurity prospects? Such as a nice 3 or 4 year old that is on track to run?
What milestones do you want your futurity colts to hit at say the end of their two and three year old year?
Yes, the market is strong for a fututy prospect. Its the unknown but potentially raw talent that lures the owner in. You never know what you got til you clock them. So if you make them look their best before they clock they are worth the most. At 2 they just need to be broke. That to me should be loping correct circles, stopping on their rear end and crossing their front end over and rolling off a hock if possible. Then they need a break during winter and bring back in late winter or early spring and start their barrel training.
Posted 2011-05-13 2:04 PM (#5674481 - in reply to #5672071) Subject: RE: Guest Sharin Hall Friday May 13 1:00pm
hammerdown - 2011-05-12 12:25 PM
Sharin-Thanks for coming on. My open horse is doing really well but I noticed in some slow mo video footage that he's crossfiring on occassion around the 2nd (left turn) and not holding his right lead to the 3rd when he comes out. His hocks were injected a couple of weeks ago b/c my vet thought he was sore in them. Have you had any experiences with something like this & if so, what do you find was the problem? Thank you!
You did the right thing by taking him to the vet. I feel injections take 2wks to actually see a different when using HA. If you dont see a difference after that period of time, it may be his stiffles. If vet checked them as well then try some exercises that will work on his hind leads. For example, counter arch him when loping a circle with out letting him changing leads in both directions. Or, when doing slow work at home, when you leave the second barrel and his hip is cleared, pick up your outside rein, put pressure on right rib and move him to the left slightly and hold that position all the way the 3rd barrel.
Posted 2011-05-13 2:17 PM (#5674509 - in reply to #5661534) Subject: RE: Guest Sharin Hall Friday May 13 1:00pm
"Sweetheart of the Rodeo"
Thanks Sharin for answering my previous question!
My next question is, I have a young stud that I'll futurity next year in the fall futurities. Do you have any tips or things that you do to help keep a stud focused and just make the over all experience a little less stressful in training, hauling, handling, and seasoning? I'd love to hear of any tips to maybe help my learning curve. Thanks!
Posted 2011-05-13 2:21 PM (#5674514 - in reply to #5672104) Subject: RE: Guest Sharin Hall Friday May 13 1:00pm
AllAroundRider - 2011-05-12 12:36 PM
Thanks for coming on!
Any tips for a horse that anticipates the 2nd barrel? Doesn't try it in slow work but in an actual run will shut down too early and start the turn too soon and hits it. Its almost like I can't get her to move over after the first and really run all the way to the second.
This is very hard to get them out of once they learned how. I would start at home by going faster than you normally do. After you turn the first barrel and her hip is cleared, pick up her left shoulder and guide her with 2hands, her body straight but allowing her nose to the inside enough to see her eye, across to the 2nd barrel pocket and go straight past the barrel to a big circle behind the barrel. Some go to the fence, I dont go that far but far enough that she is listening to my hands and not her mind thinking she needs to hurry up and turn. You need to consistantly do this until she is going by it with out slowing down or hesitating.
Posted 2011-05-13 2:32 PM (#5674536 - in reply to #5673728) Subject: RE: Guest Sharin Hall Friday May 13 1:00pm
WellsB - 2011-05-13 9:51 AM
Do you have any suggestions for a colt with a huge motor that works great at home but tends to lose his rate at a show? We do alot of collection exercises and lots of whoaing at the barrels at home but when we go to a show he loses his rate and will run by a couple of strides...I normally do not exhibition him just go and run and hope my homework pays off... hubby says at the show he throws his head up and ignores me..
I work him in a german martingale or a tiedown and a simplicity bit but run him in a rolled leather tiedown and a goosetree short shank double gag with a dogbone mouthpeice...
He is super smart and i can haul him somewhere to work him and he is a superstar...works like a dream but when its time to run at the show he is all muscle and run...
try running him in what you work him in. they learn by repetition. He may be at the stage that when you haul him off to make a run, dont ask him to run, just let him work with no pressure. Do that until he gets solid in the turns. The run will always be there when hes ready. If he runs by then he needs backed off. sounds like you do all the homework at home so he just needs confidence when he goes faster and is away from home. Also, on young ones, after you make that run go home the next week and build on your foundation by doing slow and controlled exercises to get their minds back.
Posted 2011-05-13 2:45 PM (#5674574 - in reply to #5674337) Subject: RE: Guest Sharin Hall Thursday May 13 1:00pm
*Chloe* - 2011-05-13 1:24 PM
Thank you for coming on. How do you correct a horse that is running by the first barrel? I think my gelding was run sore and developed a first barrel problem. How do I get a good first back on this horse?
Horses do develope bad habits or problems when they are run sore> and sometimes we dont even know it. So if you made sure hes not sore anymore, I would start back at the alley. I would have 2 hands on the rein, shoulder picked up, nose tipped to the inside to see the eye and gradually and add speed, guiding him every step of the way with very light contact on the reins. I would sit down in saddle, rate or slow him down right about when his nose is to the barrel with out letting him take his face away and kicking his rear out to the left.. Do this consistantly until he rates on his own with out you pulling on his mouth. It will eventually lead you to a smooth start and consistant shape to and around the 1st. If he continues to run by the first then actually stop him at the barrel until he relaxes and then go forward around the barrel.