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Tips on running your horse PAST the barrel
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cecollins0811
Reg. Aug 2013
Posted 2018-05-15 10:34 PM (#7396347)
Subject: Tips on running your horse PAST the barrel



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So me and my friend found out my horse does best on the pattern when he's able to run past the barrel about a stride or two, then he really uses his hind end to push him around and back. I've never had a horse work with this style, so any help on myself to get him a little past the barrel before asking to turn? He's a big horse so it makes sense. He's in the middle of ratey and free running.
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rodeomom3
Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2018-05-16 6:21 AM (#7396356 - in reply to #7396347)
Subject: RE: Tips on running your horse PAST the barrel



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 Pick a spot on the fence and ride two handed to it 
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Runaway
Reg. Jan 2008
Posted 2018-05-16 7:10 AM (#7396358 - in reply to #7396347)
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Stay two-handed until his shoulder or butt are beside the barrel.


 
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cecollins0811
Reg. Aug 2013
Posted 2018-05-17 7:35 AM (#7396483 - in reply to #7396347)
Subject: RE: Tips on running your horse PAST the barrel



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Anyone else? I put up some tire markers to make sure I'm getting him past the barrel without pushing him, and that helped a good amount for me visually.
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r_beau
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2018-05-17 9:27 AM (#7396506 - in reply to #7396347)
Subject: RE: Tips on running your horse PAST the barrel



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My old horse was like this. Even though he was a big boy (16.1 hands), he was a ratey sucker. I would stay two handed as long as possible, and as I was coming up to the barrel, I would look at the spot on the ground where I needed to get him to before turning. Then I focused on that spot and drove, drove, drove, until we got to it. Then I "let him go" and let him do his thing around the turn.
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WYOracer
Reg. Feb 2012
Posted 2018-05-18 10:00 PM (#7396699 - in reply to #7396347)
Subject: RE: Tips on running your horse PAST the barrel



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Staying two handed up into where you need to turn and lookin up way past your spot.
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clampitt
Reg. Feb 2006
Posted 2018-05-19 8:32 AM (#7396707 - in reply to #7396347)
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 Quit pumping your arms. Body. To many signals. Those that rate more than others are cowing the barrel more. More you move,reins boince,body moves. More they rate. Make sure horse is not over bitted. I see that a lot,more than you might think. Especially with sliding mouth piece with long purchase.
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