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by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:14 pm
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Hey Rayel, I have a 5yr old race bred mare (Beduino/DFC) that I would like to have ready for some futurities. She isn't as broke as I like, but getting there. I started riding her steady in August and am now loping/cruising the pattern. When I have asked for speed (2 times, not kicking), she gets l...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:13 pm
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I have a 5 year old gelding that i have started on the barrels and would like him to be ready for a few futurties. He does lope the barrels but i was wondering what you do with a really smart horse. If i do two circles around the barrels to get nice round circles then the next time i go to lope him...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:10 pm
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How do you prepair your horse and yourself for a efficent first barrel in the large regulation pens? thanks in advance. I know large arenas with patterns set with no fences in sight can be intimidating to riders. I personally feel these arenas actually are a more relaxing setting for your horse. Th...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:09 pm
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In regards to barrel horse prospects : What is the first thing you look at when assessing a prospect? What do you require in conformation? What type of front end do you prefer: square or V? How big would your ideal barrel horse be? If you had to choose between two horses with equal try, would you p...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:08 pm
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Rayel, My daughters horse is in need of a bit more zip, with the cost of things right now what would you suggest to feed him? Thanks! :Sun: My suggestions for feeding are very simple – I feel that each horse is an individual so the owner needs to analyze for that individual. First of all, I would u...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:07 pm
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Hi Rayel, I was just wondering if you could highlight some of the key points on achieving a smooth quick turn - ie positioning coming to the barrel and around. Also hand position etc. How do you approach this when starting your colts? Thanks in advance and admin - what a great learning opportunity ...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:06 pm
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Hey Rayel! I have a question for you regarding joints - what type of maintenance do you use (adequan, legend, map 5, corta RX, others??) Which do you feel are the better bang for your buck? Thanks so much, really value your opinion. As far as joints, I feel a maintenance program is very important. ...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:05 pm
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Hey Rayel... Lont time no chat, I hope you are doing well and having nicer weather then we are here lol. I have a question about selling and marketing horses on a budget. I have spent alot of money on some really nice prospects and did my best in finishing them and taking them to futurities, jackpo...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:04 pm
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Hello Rayel! Do you have any exercises to get a young horse to consistantly switch leads heading to the 2nd barrel? I don't want to get her worried about it, but just wondered if there was something other than breaking her down to a trot in between the 1st and 2nd. Thank you in advance! Again I lik...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:03 pm
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Hey Rayel, Welcome! Just wondering if you could tell us what some of your favorite bits are and why, and what bit do you usually use for a transistion bit from a snaffle to a shank? Thanks, also Congrats. on your 2 big futurity wins in Arizona, sounds like a very nice horse! :Sun: I have two bits I...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:02 pm
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Thanks for being a part of the forum! How do you get a horse to go "the long haul"? It seems so many horses now are burnt out shortly after they are done their derby years, what has been your experience in keeping horses going year after year? If I have a horse ready for the ‘long haul’ h...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:01 pm
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Rayel, I have a horse with alot of energy, what is the best way to get him to rate? I have done alot of slow work but I add speed and he just wants run, he will trun no problem it is just alittle wide. Thanks for your time. :angel: One of the hardest things to teach a horse to do is to slow down pr...
by rayelrobinson
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:00 pm
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Bruce and I have both gone through the questions and answered them the best we could with the information given. Not always can you understand each individual horse without actually seeing them work. We hope this information will help all that have asked questions and those of you just reading. We t...

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