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Peelin Paint
Reg. Sep 2008
Posted 2022-06-27 12:44 PM
Subject: Barrel ducking


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My 9 yr old gelding has started ducking barrels suddenly. What has been the reason horses have done this for others and how did you fix it?

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Carbon Copy
Reg. Jun 2006
Posted 2022-06-27 12:55 PM
Subject: RE: Barrel ducking



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Horse that normally work, just doesn't stop working for no reason.  I won't take him to a good performance vet and do a lameness evaluation.

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r_beau
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2022-06-27 12:59 PM
Subject: RE: Barrel ducking



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Peelin Paint - 2022-06-27 12:44 PM


My 9 yr old gelding has started ducking barrels suddenly. What has been the reason horses have done this for others and how did you fix it?


Ditto to response above. If a horse starts doing something suddenly and out of character, I would go to a performance vet for a lameness eval. A lot of times, something is hurting and the only way the horse knows to "get out of it" is to avoid their job.

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EagleJess
Reg. Feb 2017
Posted 2022-06-27 1:15 PM
Subject: RE: Barrel ducking



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Mine have always had  a vet issue when this happens. Sometimes it's as simple as injections. It has also been a torn suspensory in one case and pedal osteitis in another. I truely believe good horses don't just stop working for no reason..

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IdahoBarrelRacer756
Reg. May 2015
Posted 2022-06-28 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Barrel ducking


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My bet would be bleeding. I didn't want to believe it with mine and wasted a whole season trying to fix it with training and riding. A few ccs of Lasix fixed it right away. 

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JLazyT_perf_horses
Reg. Dec 2010
Posted 2022-06-28 1:32 PM
Subject: RE: Barrel ducking



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Bleeding, hocks, stifles, kissing spine can all do it. 99.9% of the time, I would say 100% but theres always gonna be one weirdo that doesn't fit, its because they hurt. Figure out where and go from there 

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