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Shoulder Up Backing – Counter Release

This gets a horse really soft in the face for backing, helps them become very aware of where their feet are and gets them very maneuverable.   Similar to hip in backing drill with a different release point.

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Reverse 8

This drill helps with your horses suppleness and maneuverability. It will help them become more aware of their own body placement. This drill will open up their shoulders, soften their ribs and face.

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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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Random Circle Tires

A deviation from the Circle Tire Drill. Choosing to turn random tires will be a little easier than turning each and every one.  It is a great way to start out.  Making sure your horse is completely prepared to make the turn is important.

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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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Long Trot Circle

This drill has many uses including increasing your horse ability to move out and extend his stride.  It can help strengthen a horses loin and back as they drive up into the bridle.

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Hip In Backing

This gets a horse really soft in the face for backing, helps them become very aware of where their feet are and gets them very maneuverable.

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