leads

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 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 […]

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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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Figure 8 Barrels

This drill can be done one barrel at a time (for problem solving) or working through from first barrel to third for training. This is 3 drills in one! This drill teaches your horse to turn relaxed, finish his barrels and handle himself with confidence and power. It can also be really helpful at your […]

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Lope – Walk – Lope

This drill combines many maneuvers.  It works on your horses lead departures, balance,  collection and will help him learn the steps he needs to rate off a barrel.  A simple exercise that doesn’t require equipment, but can help so many issues.

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