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Essential 6 Moving Off Your Leg Troubleshooting

Essential 6 Moving Off Your Leg Troubleshooting

Common problems in getting your horse to move off your leg, and how to fix them. • Unevenness which means one end is getting ahead of the other along the fence or diagonally across the arena. Moderate your cues for the end that moves too fast. It's usually the front...

Take a Hold

Take a Hold

Have you ever wondered what someone means when they say, “Get a hold of that cow!” You might think, “What in the world?????” When a trainer or a helper says this, he or she means to become more aware of your mental and physical connection to the cow in that moment....

The Circling Turn Part 2

The Circling Turn Part 2

By popular demand, I’ve burrowed down into the archives to get you 2 really good runs to clear up any confusion about that darned “circling turn”. The first video shows a very difficult cow. It’s numb and pushy and doesn’t want to be on the fence. Matt open field...

How do you learn to read a cow?

How do you learn to read a cow?

I clipped a piece of video for you from one of my "Cow Classes" in my Core Confidence class. In this segment, I talk about how to 'read' a cow. I also included a clip about where do you approach a cow to turn it. You: Good position as you travel … slightly ahead of...

If she can do it, I can do it!

If she can do it, I can do it!

This week was the year anniversary of the passing of my dear friend, Audrey Griffin who so inspired me. Audrey was 82 when she passed. She was a member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Thinking about the impact Audrey had on my life, reminded me to remind you about...

Circling Turns in a Fence Run

Circling Turns in a Fence Run

Finally, there’s clarity on the circling turn! The NRCHA 2020 rulebook now has a 2- point penalty for a horse that “fails to change sides after a circling turn, prior to the first circle” What is a circling turn? When the horse is in the open field (20’ off the wall)...

Tips to Develop Your Cutting Seat

Tips to Develop Your Cutting Seat

“Seat” as used here refers to stability in physical balance as well as a close connection to your horse. Physically, I’m referring to your backside, particularly from your lower back to the top of your legs. I’m talking about the ease and stability of that portion of...

Essential 6 Moving Off Your Leg While Mounted

Essential 6 Moving Off Your Leg While Mounted

In the last article we worked on teaching our horse to move away from pressure while he was tied at the hitch or wash rack, and while leading from the ground.   Now, let’s mount up and see if we’ve laid a good enough foundation. Opening a gate. Now mount up and see if...

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