Patterns for the Weekend: Even Circles With Your Barrel Horse

This is a great drill to get your barrel horse thinking about its feet and carrying itself properly.

Here’s a great drill for your barrel horse: put four poles around a barrel and use them to work on maintaining consistent sized circles and encourage your horse to think about where his feet are. It’ll also help your horse stay balanced and lifted without you having to carry them.

Start at trot — do not progress to the lope until your horse has the trot down (it’s harder than it looks!).

Happy training, Horse Nation. Go riding!