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Answered 2008-07-31 00:55:19

Well It all depends on the health of your horse. An his leg conditions. like if his legs are in good condition or the knees are the size of a basket ball. I have a 23 yr old gelding that im still barrel racing. An he runs consistant 18.3 s on a standard. Or its up to you

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How old should a horse be before starting Barrel Racing?

A horse could be maybe at least 2 years old, depending on their training and how well trained they are. Depending on the horse and its training is when it can start barrel racing. :)

How old should a horse retire?

It depends on the horse. You can tell if they start to get out of breath. If it is a race horse you can tell when they start to slow down. They should retire from racing but you can still ride them for years. Most horses will retire in their 20s. Then they should be put out to pasture.

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Best horse for barrel racing?

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What sport is barrel racing?

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Why is a mustang not best for barrel racing?

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What is the salary for a barrel rasing horse trainer?

The salary of a barrel racing horse trainer varies depending on how good you are.

How old is a horse when it can not race anymore?

when it died. A horse can't race anymore when it is permanently limping or has a permanent issue. If you want your horse to be seriously injured you can continue racing it. I have an Arabian who is 20 and fully capable of racing but when we trailered her the first time she injured herself and now has a HUGE scar. I would still be racing her except every time she turns the 2nd barrel on barrel racing she falls because the scar stretches and hurts her. I also have a horse over 30 yrs old and she is still racing w/ a slight limp. If yours has any serious issues you should stop racing it, if not you can keep racing it but when it gets to a point where it doesn't like racing or your not so sure about him/her anymore then you should retire him/her. Hope this helps!! :)

What is the best horse breed for barrel racing?

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Can A Thouroghbred Barrel Race?

A Thoroughbred horse can most definitely Barrel Race. Mostly any horse can! If anything, this horse breed can be great a barrel racing because of its speed and flexibility. Have Fun!

What kind of horse should you use for barrel racing?

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What is gaming a horse?

This is when you take a horse to various games and compete in them such as barrel racing, or pole bending.

What breed of horse is good for Barrel Racing?

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Is there a specific type of horse for barrel racing?

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What is a barrel racer?

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How old does the horse have to be to barrel race?

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What horses do best in barrel racing?

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Do you have to buy into barrel racing?

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Barrel racing horses?

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What is the best breed of horse for barrel racing?

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What is safer barrel racing or pole bending?

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Is barrel racing an profession?

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What is the best breed beside quarter horse for barrel racing?

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