speed control

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 Repeat

Use this drill to instill rate into your barrel horse through repetition. He will learn to listen to your cues.

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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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Air Power

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

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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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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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Rate

Rating is preparing for the turn and giving your horse advance notice there is a turn coming. It is part of your preparation for the turn.  This drill will help your horse understand and remember he needs to rate for each turn.

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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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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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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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