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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.

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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.

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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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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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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 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.

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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.

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4 in a row 2

Horses learn through repetition and this drill will give you the opportunity to teach through repetition. This is an opportunity to correct problems you might have on your first and second barrels. From overfinishing to underfinishing your turns.

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4 in a row barrels

This is a great drill for teaching your steps to the barrel turn, but is also great for teaching the horse to finish their turn. Great for young and experienced horses at whatever speed they can do it correctly.

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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.

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