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Arena Sprints

If your horse is a bit short in the arena (but will run like the wind outside the arena) you might try this sprinting drill in the arena.

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Rate Removal

This should help those horses that want to slow down to much too soon and those with “sticky” feet. It keeps those feet moving.

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Reverse Pattern

If your horse is anticipating turns, this drill will really help to get him paying attention to where you want him to go and when. Not where he thinks he should go.

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Figure 8 Pattern

If your horse is over finishing his second barrel taking too many steps, or over finishes and tips the barrel, this drill might help get the room you need.

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Rat Race

A drill to use if you need to free your horse up on the way home and stop him from slowing down or stopping too soon on the way home. 

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Fencing

Use the exercise to free up your horse indoors or on small patterns.   Some horses want to turn off the fence (instead of at the barrel) so you can do this drill to have them listen to you.

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Fast N Slow

This is an excellent drill to help you teach your horse speed control.  It teaches moving out, then gathering up and collecting again. Excellent preparation for the horse you are starting on the pattern or emphasizing speed control in a horse that needs a reminder. How: Lope a perfect circle. Ask your horse to move […]

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Long Trot Circle

This drill has many uses including increasing your horse ability to move out and extend his stride.  It can help strengthen a horses loin and back as they drive up into the bridle.

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