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Backside 360

Apply this drill when your horse needs to soften up on the backside of a turn.  If he is leaving too soon, blowing off and out of a turn or going by a turn.   You can do it at each barrel if there is a problem at each, otherwise just do the maneuver on the […]

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Listen Up at First

This drill will help to teach your horse to handle the speed of running to first and still being in control. Good for correcting a horse that is getting away on you and going faster than you are asking.

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More Rate

Adding an extra element to the Rating drill you can add extra emphasis for those horses that really need rate. This will really help gathering up and getting his rear end up underneath himself.

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Rate

Rating is preparing for the turn and giving your horse advance notice there is a turn coming. It is part of your preparation for the turn.  This drill will help your horse understand and remember he needs to rate for each turn.

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Double Double

If your horse is leaving the barrels wide this is a great exercise. This drill keeps your horse listening to you on the pattern. You should be able to place him wherever and whenever you want.    It gives him time to think and emphasizes the turn.

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Figure 8 Barrels

This drill can be done one barrel at a time (for problem solving) or working through from first barrel to third for training. This is 3 drills in one! This drill teaches your horse to turn relaxed, finish his barrels and handle himself with confidence and power. It can also be really helpful at your […]

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360

Anywhere you need to slow your horse down or put some rate in him, you could do this drill.  Maybe he is running away on you at a certain point, running past a barrel, drifting off a barrel  and more….

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Hip In Backing

This gets a horse really soft in the face for backing, helps them become very aware of where their feet are and gets them very maneuverable.

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