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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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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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3 360’s

A great training drill to get your your horse snappy, soft and responsive on the backside of the barrel.  Keeps them free moving into the turn, but locked on the turn helping to leave with power.

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Reverse Arc Barrels

This drill benefits a horse that want to “float”, “drift” or “leak” out of a turn with its outside shoulder. This drill pushes that shoulder back to the inside.

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Double One Way

This drill will help a horse that tries to crowd the barrel. But also emphasizes the turn for one that needs it. Great drill for nice correct turns.

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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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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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Squares

This will encourage your horse to keep his hind end under him and use it. This is the move your horse needs to make a corner around a barrel and blast out of the 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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