drifting

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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3 360’s

A great training drill to get your your horse snappy, soft and responsive on the backside of the barrel.  Keeps them free moving into the turn, but locked on the turn helping to leave with power.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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