finesse

Triple Threat

Use this exercise for multiple purposes. You can use it to put turn in a horse or take some of the anticipation your horse may have about turning out of a horse. Great for training and great for problem solving.

Click to learn more →

Three In A Row

A drill suitable for young horses, seasoned horses and those that need some fine tuning.   This drill is a good warm up and provides an opportunity to put turn in a horse and also to take anticipation out.    You can use this drill according to your horses needs.

Click to learn more →

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.

Click to learn more →

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.

Click to learn more →

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 […]

Click to learn more →

45 Degree Turn Back

Great drill if your horse has trouble carrying his lead, picking up his lead and hustling out of a barrel. This really helps a horse drive from behind and push off and out of a barrel. I have also found this drill really helps with a horses stop later when you are just asking for […]

Click to learn more →

The Donut

This simulates a real barrel turn and can be done at various speeds. Great for small areas where you can only put up one barrel. Useful for working a horse and getting them to really drive through the turn. Great mental training through repetition for both horse and rider.

Click to learn more →

Double 8’s

This drill will help your horse learn speed control along with a change in direction. It will help teach him to stay soft and supple while doing so.

Click to learn more →

Wall backs

This drill will sharpen your horses’ reaction speed (as well as your own). It will help a horse that is drifting in his turns come around quickly. It will help a horse figure out his footwork without using a barrel.

Click to learn more →

8-10-12

This drill instills snappy turns and turns with finesse. It gets your horse working in four wheel drive and with control and power.

Click to learn more →