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Shoulder Up Backing – Counter Release

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.   Similar to hip in backing drill with a different release point.

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Rate Repeat

Use this drill to instill rate into your barrel horse through repetition. He will learn to listen to your cues.

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4 Corner Rate

This helps to learn the collection and preparation needed to turn a barrel properly. It will help you and your horse become more in tune with each other.

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Continuous Barrel Pattern

With no starting and stopping point this is a great drill to help avoid and help to cure any alleyway problems. The repetition helps gain consistency.

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Double One Way

This drill will help a horse that tries to crowd the barrel. But also emphasizes the turn for one that needs it. Great drill for nice correct turns.

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Super Squares

If you are having trouble with knocking on the backside by just a hair you can try these super squares. How: Make  perfect square corners around the barrel. This will help to teach him take one step further back behind the barrel. Keep his arc and bent in the ribs.  Your lines should be straight, […]

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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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Squares

This will encourage your horse to keep his hind end under him and use it. This is the move your horse needs to make a corner around a barrel and blast out of the turn.

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45 Degree Turn Back with Barrel

This integrates the roll back, but also includes a barrel where your horse should be able to work quietly following the pressure of the rollback. You should feel your horse really driving and working from behind when you do go around the barrel as a result of the schooling you’ve been doing with the roll […]

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