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Perfect Circle to a “T”

If you are looking for a fool proof way to obtain a perfect circle, here is a great place to start.  Some horses (and their riders) tend to be “circular challenged”.  This exercise will help you nail that perfect circle.   Perfect circles are really important.

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Straight Lines

Some horses are really just more comfortable in circles so this will really help straighten out your lines between the barrels (resulting in faster times). It will help you with picking points and driving to them.

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Arena Loops

The perfect circle is the basis of all good barrel racing, so using this drill will again improve the fluidity of your turns on the pattern. Using objects in your arena to practice these circles will give you a point of reference.

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Circle Tires

This is a great test to see if your horse is ready to head to the barrel pattern.  If your horse can’t complete this drill correctly at a given speed, it won’t be able to turn the barrel correctly at that speed.  This is also a great drill for strengthening a horses’ hip through repetitive […]

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Perfect Circle

The ability to walk, trot and lope a perfect circle is the corner stone of your barrel racing training and maintaining program (and is used in many of our drills).   It is the basis of teaching your horse to keep his hip in and drive.  It teaches them to stay soft in the face and […]

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Big Little

This is great for teaching a horse to turn the barrel properly.   Through repetition (and your help) your horse will learn to engage and stay in four wheel drive motion through the turn with your help.

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Lope – Walk – Lope

This drill combines many maneuvers.  It works on your horses lead departures, balance,  collection and will help him learn the steps he needs to rate off a barrel.  A simple exercise that doesn’t require equipment, but can help so many issues.

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