Can my 25 year old horse barrel race in playdays?

Discussion in 'Horse Training' started by WesternRider22, Feb 12, 2018.

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Is my 25 year old horse to old to barrel race?

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  2. No

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  1. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    You can certainly take him to playdays and just trot the pattern and lope home.
    Playdays are not serious “Barrel Races“. You only compete for a ribbon.
     
  2. WesternRider22

    WesternRider22 Full Member

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    Great, Thanks!
    I am already headed toward Atwoods.
    I will check to see if they have it there.
    If not I will go to TSC.
     
  3. Kristal H

    Kristal H Senior Member

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    I just want to clarify Senior Feed VS Grain.

    Grain is Corn, Oats, Barley, Wheat, etc.

    Senior feed is a complete feed that is usually beet pulp and or alfalfa based providing a horses fiber needs with Omega 2 and Omega 6 fats supplemented with vitamins and balanced minerals. If a horse cannot properly chew or digest hay any more than a 1000 lb horse may very well need 20Lbs per day. Which in many senior feeds would be about 16 quarts a day.

    If this horse is not maintaining on 16 quarts of senior feed a day than he definitely needs good vet exam to see why. Worms? Disease? Prior Colic surgery that removed come colon?
     
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    WesternRider22 Full Member

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    Great! I think he would enjoy that!
     
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  5. WesternRider22

    WesternRider22 Full Member

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    Those pictures were taking like a month ago when we were giving only three quarts of feed, I fogot to mention.
    He has lost a little more weight since then I guess do to the winter but he is starting to look like he does in those pics again because we are feeding him more. Sorry for not mentioning it.
     
  6. Garfield70

    Garfield70 Senior Member

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    The saddle does suspiciously look like it doesn't fit though. (the form of the back changes when they age, a saddle that fits a horse when 15 and in training probably won't fit 10 years later)
     
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    WesternRider22 Full Member

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    Oh, really?
    I didn't know that. It seems like it fits though. The people we got him from gave us that saddle.
     
  8. HayleyS

    HayleyS Senior Member

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    Can you post a current picture of him?
     
  9. WesternRider22

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    I will try when I get home.
     
  10. Mcdreamer

    Mcdreamer Senior Member

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    Where are you located? How much pasture does the horse get? How much hay? 15 quarts is an awful lot of senior. If he isn't on 24/7 pasture or hay I would definitely start there. He's very cute and has a very sweet face but definitely looks like he could use some work and a good diet. :)
     

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