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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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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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Listen Up at First

This drill will help to teach your horse to handle the speed of running to first and still being in control. Good for correcting a horse that is getting away on you and going faster than you are asking.

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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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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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Funnel Barrels – all one way

Through repetition you and your horse will learn how to handle a turn. If you are having trouble with your first barrel this will allow you to repeat that turn consecutively. If you are having trouble with your left or right this drill with help those barrels. If your horse has problems like slicing, getting […]

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Zig Zag

Through repetition your horse will learn to keep engaged and driving from behind.  Changing directions simulates the direction change you will have from first to second. Emphasizes rate and turn.

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Smart Stepping

This is a great drill if you find your horse is crowding the first barrel and one who starts the turn too soon.   It will keep him listening to you on the way to first instead of pushing on you looking for the turn.

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