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  1. Losing steam...getting tired suggestions

    Make sure there are no health problems. Then if there isn't my suggestion would to take her out in the field or a track and sprint her about 2 times a week.
  2. quote: Originally posted by MissilesFlyin': Hey Y'all....thanks for the responses. I sold Missile to a guy in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He's roping on him. It was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made in my life, and I'll leave it at that. Trust me when I say I didn't make the decision overnight. I, however, want to "pro rodeo" and it was time for a change. If, I get this Packin' Sixes colt, it will be a couple years to bring him on....especially the way I prefer to do it. Make them solid, sane, and totally trusting you and you have a mount for life. At the age of 4, he will probably be the last pro horse for me. Life is full of changes and it is amazing what one day to another can do. In any event, I know I sound like a broken record about these profiles, but I PROMISE I will finish them. There have been some very upsetting things that have happened with my health that I have been unable to control. Hopefully, we're getting a handle on it now. I fully expect to be around "here" everyday again (I've been "gone" for several months now). So, it's nice to be back and see all the familiar posters and I look forward to visiting with those of you I don't know. I will keep you posted about my horse shopping!........Missile...With...Wings........... Hey Missile. I'm really excited about this new horse. Maybe in a couple years we can hit up the rodeo trail together if both of our horses are running that good. I haven't been riding that much but hopefully everything will settle down that way I can keep my horses in shape and running.
  3. Getting that first Turn

    I have the same problem with Bailey. Shes younger and I trained her to get down and turn when I cue her with my legs. Since we are both trying to experience the seasoning process together, I get so wound up that I forget to cue her to turn. With my other horse, I could just sit down and she would turn. So my suggestion is to do some slow work and see what is causing this turn to end up wide. It could be that your coming in way to fast and need to take it slower for awhile. The hard part is figuring what is causing it, but once you do, it gets easier to figure out how to stop it. Good Luck!
  4. So Bailey is looking beautiful and she is working very well. I haven't been hauling as much. Money is tight and my parents are fixing to go to court for the divorce. I'm fixing to get a job and I'm am very excited about it. My mom has been riding Pepper and wants to compete on her, so this will be exciting for the whole family. I've found out I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Its really scary, but I'm fixing to start birth control to get rid of the cyst so hopefully it works and we get everything straightened out. I've been having trouble staying motivated since we hardly run anymore and with everything going on, but I tough it out and go ride even though I would rather be inside sleeping. lol. Again Bailey is doing great and turning into a BEAUTIFUL mare. I will get pics up of her sometime this summer. I would really like to say hi to Missile.... I haven't talked to you in sooo long. Well guys I will talk to all of you later and keep striving for the best. Good luck to all of you! Take Care! - Carrie [ 05-14-2008, 05:04 PM: Message edited by: Pep's_Gone_Wild09 ]
  5. Checking in on my old friends....

    Thanks so much!
  6. A few pics from tonight

    pretty horses
  7. can I borrow some shoulders to cry on??? OT

    Sit him down and talk with him about it. How it makes you feel. You need him to be your number 1 supporter.
  8. Does he have any racing potential? PICS

    I think he will do fine. If he was mine, I would get more weight and muscle tone on that butt though. Good luck!
  9. confidence problem? kinda long..

    I've had that problem. Sometimes riders forget that their younger horses may need more warming up before they take them to the arena. (well maybe it was just me) Anyways my horse ended up throwing me off and I was terrified to get back on. But the next day when I was home I rode the snot out of her. It was good for me because I proved to myself that as long as I 'rode' her then she wouldn't act stupid. Since then I have went on and trained and now I'm working on seasoning the same horse and she is turning out to be very nice. My advice to you, is get on and ride. Go out on trail rides and just spend hours in the saddle getting use to him. It is easier said than done but you will become a better rider by getting over this fear. You will no when you are ready to run him in barrels. Good Luck! - Carrie
  10. would this mare be worth trying??

    I think she is worth the try.
  11. I have a Question .

    To keep a hot headed horse sane is lots and lots of trail rides. Start working her on barrels, keep everything slow. Some horses like a challenge. My hot headed horse gets bored after awhile so I have to switch things up with her. In the training process don't over do everything and don't push to fast to early. Once you start hauling her it will take awhile to learn how to ride her at barrel races, meaning approaches to the arena. All horses are different but I like to get to a barrel race and hop on and just ride around. I keep my horse away from other hot headed horses and just relax. It lets the horse relax. I really think a good idea with hauling down the road is to go to a couple barrel races and then one weekend go on a trail ride or something other than barrels to show them that not everytime they get in the trailer they have to run.
  12. I am very excited to say that in a week me and Bailey will be running our first race this season. She is working so well and really loves to work barrels. I've been working on sprinting her and teaching her to run and she really loves to run. She has been wrapping nicely around the barrels and I know this year is going to be a great yr for both of us. Wish me luck and I will be back to tell ya'll how we did.
  13. Bailey's and my first race this season

    quote: Originally posted by The Farmall 706: There you are! Good to hear from you. I hope you, Bailey, and Pepper have a wonderful season. Oh thanks! That really puts a smile on my face!
  14. Question about a conformation fault WITH PICS NOW

    I think she is a very nice looking horse.
  15. bully bullion any opinions??

    Most of his offspring seem to be doing very well, and in the future I would like to own a couple.
  16. First barrel issues

    Get your horse flexable. I like to come into the first barrel at an arc, it helps the younger horses/bigger horses out alot. Decide where you need to sit down and turn the barrel. I can't really explain what to do, its just easier to get on a horse and do it. When you cut off your pocket point it can make him come off the barrel wide. Just do figure eights that way you both can get a good feel of how to turn a barrel.
  17. Off Topic.... When is your PROM!!!

    April Something..... Can't remember when. Ours is Midnight Fanasty and its supose to be elegent looking. I'm excited. Our jr class on has like 64 ppl in it so the money is limited.... o well... Hopefully it'll be fun.
  18. What am I missing?

    Try working on your body position. You seem really aggressive, which is not a bad thing, but your hands are everywhere. Work on your hand positioning and movement.
  19. Pictures!

    Your horses and land is very pretty.
  20. Diamond K Bar

    hey please email me when you can...
  21. how do you get hyper energy?

    I don't know if you want them hyper. I deal with a very hyper horse and for me it can be very stressful situation. I like them laid back. My 5 yr old is so laid back, I think the key thing is to keep them laid back but then still keeping them firing.
  22. When you need to get your 5 yr old up and running but your mom started working weekends and the only barrel races that are going on are the ones that are $50+.... So where does that leave me? Up a creek w/o a paddle....... O well... life will go on... Hopefully I can find some close barrel races around $25 on the week days. Oh... for those who would like to know, Bailey is doing GREAT. I haven't had her out to any place all this fall/winter but I have been riding her and she is getting so good. I can tell just by riding her that we are going to be a great team. I did push her a little at home and I couldn't believe how well she did. She totally suprised me coming off first by making a super snappy turn and powering off to the rest. I can't wait before we can start hauling again and get this big girl up and running. Patience... is the key... lol... Well thanks for reading! Carrie
  23. Too me he looks weak in the back, which is not good. I think he is pretty, but if would probaly pass him up.
  24. Sometimes it really stinks........ *VENT*

    Thanks Missile
  25. Critique please? [videos included]

    I can see that once your horse is turning third he gets to that certain spot and just drops a gear. Teach him to keep coming off the barrel because you don't want him to quit turning the barrel. Right at that point is where they need to start pushing off and your guy is quiting. Once he starts finishing the turn you can slow him down and move him over to the left. Very pretty horse.