tipping barrel

Counter Arc

This exercise helps to make a soft, supple horse with maneuverable hips and shoulders.  It will make him use a different part of his brain and keep him attentive.  This is a great drill to do as a foundation drill and to really emphasize when you are having certain problems.

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Triple Threat

Use this exercise for multiple purposes. You can use it to put turn in a horse or take some of the anticipation your horse may have about turning out of a horse. Great for training and great for problem solving.

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Three In A Row

A drill suitable for young horses, seasoned horses and those that need some fine tuning.   This drill is a good warm up and provides an opportunity to put turn in a horse and also to take anticipation out.    You can use this drill according to your horses needs.

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Second, Second

Need a quick fix for your horse that starts his second barrel turn too soon?  Here’s an exercise where you will want to hang on tight and make a correction on the fly.

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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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Super Squares

If you are having trouble with knocking on the backside by just a hair you can try these super squares. How: Make  perfect square corners around the barrel. This will help to teach him take one step further back behind the barrel. Keep his arc and bent in the ribs.  Your lines should be straight, […]

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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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The Donut

This simulates a real barrel turn and can be done at various speeds. Great for small areas where you can only put up one barrel. Useful for working a horse and getting them to really drive through the turn. Great mental training through repetition for both horse and rider.

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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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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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