My barrel racing horse is crossing over in the front legs.

Discussion in 'Owner on Owner Chit Chat' started by Susan Ramey, Oct 10, 2012.

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    Susan Ramey New Member

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    My barrel horse is crossing his front legs and I want to talk to the farrier about it intelligently. HELP me please. I know this can be helped by a good farrier but I want to know that they are doing the right thing. Do you lower the outer wall? I am afraid he will get tangled up going around a barrel and fall. Please give me an idea what to do
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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    Got some video? Is this something that started recently?
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    Cody Gilreath Member

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    To high medially??


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    Gary Hill Active Member

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    Sounds to me more like a DNA problem or a Training problem.. If the horses conformation isn't exactly for performance don't use them for it..I really find it hard to believe that a horse just starts crossing over all of a sudden?
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    Shannon Eggel Member

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    I know this post is old but,...
    Stop getting so close to the barrel!!! If your horse is crossing over at the barrel your not giving it a big enough pocket to do its Job. Your causing it to HAVE to cross its legs over , stop its forward motion and then start running again. Make a Bigger turn , It takes 3 complete strides to execute a proper Barrel turn .If your horses dosen't have enough Room to properly turn, well then u get tangled up legs or crossed over legs.
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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    kin ell sounds like pilot error to me
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    brian robertson Active Member

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    Chris, in a round about way she was admitting to that very thing. On the plus side, she doesn't have to find s farrier to trim her horse out of balance intentionaly

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