stopping

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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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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Back Up

Backing is fundamental in encouraging your horse to use his hindquarters and round his back. This helps to keep him elevated in the front end and with his weight shifted back and the front end light.  Backing is an essential maneuver and improving on it can help many problems.

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Super Stop

A good stop is the start of a good rate and that is important for barrel racing.  Your horse should be responsive to your change of weight in your saddle even before you pick up the reins.  This will help to keep him soft in the face.  This drill keeps stopping interesting for you and […]

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Roll Backs

Your horse will gain and improve its ability to use its hind end, keep himself gathered and collected in a turn.  You will have improved finesse and responsiveness.

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Trot – Stop – Trot

Whether you ease into a stop or an instant whoa is up to you and your training beliefs. Some like their horses to have a sharp stop, others like them to slow to a stop taking a stride at a walk, then down to a stop. Whatever you chose, what is important that your horse […]

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