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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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Reverse Arc Barrels

This drill benefits a horse that want to “float”, “drift” or “leak” out of a turn with its outside shoulder. This drill pushes that shoulder back to the inside.

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Reverse 8

This drill helps with your horses suppleness and maneuverability. It will help them become more aware of their own body placement. This drill will open up their shoulders, soften their ribs and face.

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Reverse Circle Weaves

This helps to keep your horse maneuverable and supple through the shoulders. It will help him to accept and understand your leg and rein cues as well.

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The Butterfly

This drill improves your horses maneuverability and works on his ability to shoulder in and out when asked.  Excellent for small spaces, slow speed and undesirable ground conditions.

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Triple Turn

This drill works your horse on a barrel ensuring he is comfortable working on a barrel, but also listening to your cues. This drill will increase his fitness on a turn but also can be used as a test to make sure he is listening and is comfortable working a barrel.

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Arcing Off

This drill is another version of the moving off drill.  Most often used for problems shouldering at second or third.  This will help to take some of the anticipation out of your horse.

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Moving Off

This moving off drill targets horses that are anticipating and slicing or shouldering a barrel.  You would only do this at the barrel(s) that are of concern.

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Reverse Arc 360

This is a great drill to apply if your horse has a tendency to drop his shoulder and or he wants to cut in. It will help a horse that gets on his front end too much and help you gain control.

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Pick up & Turn Back

This drill can be used to teach your horse to rate off the barrels, to remind a chargy horse to get back and use his hind end or to remind a horse that is pushing into the barrel on you (shouldering) that you want to pick up and move out – not in.

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