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Posted 8/20/2014 7:20:44 PM


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So, I just wanted to know, will it hurt my horse if I do a certain thing with him/her? For example, I might not do this, but I'm interested in jumping Dixie one day and getting her to be so that she can work very well in the disciplines of bareback, western, and english. I know that a lot of it depends on how well I ride each discipline, but I was just wondering, is it somehow going to hurt her legs if I barrel race or jump? Not professionally; just for fun. I know that some horses are born racers and jumpers, but I want to make sure that as long as I know what I'm doing, nothing will potentially give her permanent joint pain or anything. Thanks in advance!

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Posted 8/20/2014 7:43:24 PM


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Get your horse checked by someone who knows what they're doing. Vet checks are the main way to tell what your horse is capable of though as they can find hidden injuries, etc.

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Posted 8/20/2014 9:11:32 PM


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In addition to a vet check, use precaution. Use leg protection, ride in areas with footing that has some cushion to it, build your horse up to the work load, feed joint supplement, warm up and cool out properly. That's all I can think of right now.

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Posted 8/21/2014 1:53:45 PM
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High-impact disciplines (such as jumping and barrel racing) do break down horse's legs more quickly. Some horses are more sound than others and can hold up to more; footing and maintenance also plays a role.

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Posted 8/21/2014 6:19:48 PM


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Thanks guys!!! Your advice is really helpful.

Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find, how far they can go.
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Tell he your her owner and if she doesnt do it your gonna rape her
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barnrat (11/3/2014)
Tell he your her owner and if she doesnt do it your gonna rape her

please leave this planet right now because you are the worst person i've ever known.

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[quote]barnrat (11/3/2014)
Tell he your her owner and if she doesnt do it your gonna rape her

please leave this planet right now because you are the worst person i've ever known.[/quote]
Agreed.


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