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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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Air Power

This drill is a good workout for your horse creating lung capacity and muscle strength and stamina.

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More Rate

Adding an extra element to the Rating drill you can add extra emphasis for those horses that really need rate. This will really help gathering up and getting his rear end up underneath himself.

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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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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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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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Four Corners In

Doing the Four Corners drill from the inside is another drill you can do while you have your four barrels in a square set up. Like four corners out it is good for strengthening the hind end and keeping a horse in the correct lead with proper, correct turns.  Keeps your horse soft, supple and […]

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Square Barrels

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line! Keeping straight will help the horse stay up underneath itself and stay correct in the turn. This is an exercise to help your horse learn to run straight into the turn and use himself correctly in the turn and leave the turn straight.

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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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