lead change

Keep That Lead

Young horses or really sensitive horses may think you mean “swap leads” when you pick up with that inside rein. Repeating this and riding them to stay in the correct lead will help them to hold that lead and now be swapping back and forth.

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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 […]

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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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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.

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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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Fast 8

A great drill for those horses that blow off the barrels or who disengage their hind ends. This really gets them working a barrel and leaving tight and strong.  This drill can work really well at first to get a horse finishing the barrel and picking up their lead change.

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