What are the basic basics!!!

Discussion in 'Horse Training' started by mooselady, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. brl_rcr72

    brl_rcr72 Full Member

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    I run barrels so I want them really well broke before I put them on the pattern. #1 is just forward motion. They need to move forward out from under me without me pushing every stride. I want a horse that stops and rates off mainly my seat. They have to give their nose laterally and vertically and be soft to my hand, but not to the point where I touch the rein and their nose is at their chest, I want a balance. They need to have a correct back up, pick up their leads, go at a steady pace w/t/l on a circle or straight line. I like them to be able to rollback and cross over as well as pick up their shoulder, and bring their outside shoulder across. If a horse can do these maneuvers comfortably they have a much easier time figuring out the barrels and you have a foundation to fall back upon if needed.
     

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