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post #1 of 14 Old 06-20-2012, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Second Barrel Problem *Video!

So I was having some issues with the second barrel. I don't know how to explain it so I'll just put the video up.

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post #2 of 14 Old 06-20-2012, 04:04 PM
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You sat waaaay too early. You were preparing for the turn half way to the second and your horse was anticipating it. Ride 2 handed further in...sit when you want this horse to turn.


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post #3 of 14 Old 06-20-2012, 04:07 PM
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Also...the way you leave the 1st barrel definitely has an impact on your 2nd.


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It isn't the horse....it is the rider.

First you need to lengthen your stirrup one and sit your butt DOWN. Your standing in your stirrups, feet are back, and your leaning forward.

On the first barrel Hold him like you are but drop your outside rein and go to the horn and lift the inside. Your pulling on the outside rein making him shake his head and bow off.

On the second barrel your sitting at LEAST 4 strides before the barrel which is way to soon. You need to keep riding forward till at least a stride from the barrel. Because your causing him to anticipate and set up when your no where near the barrel. And when your leaving the barrel your not letting him finish at all and pushing him out and flogging him which is making him go way off.

So YOU as the rider need to help your horse a little more and stopping trying to ride faster then he can run. Stop rushing and work with the horse, because he needs your help a bit but your letting him go and expect him to go against what your body language is telling him.
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post #5 of 14 Old 06-21-2012, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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First you need to lengthen your stirrup one and sit your butt DOWN.

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My stirrups are where they are because my trainer set them there. And as for sitting I try but he is so rough, anyone that has ridden him knows that it is almost impossible to sit when he turns and the people that say it are trainers.
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Your standing in your stirrups, feet are back, and your leaning forward.

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I don't see any of that in the video..?
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My stirrups are where they are because my trainer set them there. And as for sitting I try but he is so rough, anyone that has ridden him knows that it is almost impossible to sit when he turns and the people that say it are trainers.
They are too short....if your popping out of the saddle this much they are too short. I am not saying lengthen them 10 holes I am saying 1 or 2, and you would be amazed how much better you would be able to sit.


And as for the sitting....I don't see yourself really trying to sit. When my guy rates he rates hard but I have to sit deep and really throw my feet forward (hence why I said lengthen your stirrups, if they are too short your only limited to how far forward you can put your legs and sit deep). I am not saying it is easy because he has popped me a few times when I wasn't where I was supposed to be, you just have to work hard at putting yourself in the right position.

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I don't see any of that in the video..?
You are.....







And this is what I mean by pulling him into the barrel....look where your hand is and what it is asking.





Once more....if you lengthen your stirrups you will be able to sit and kick your feet forward, and push yourself back on your horn. I have ridden with too short of stirrups and I couldn't put my feet where they needed to be and made it much more difficult for me to get in the right position.

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I can try the stirrup thing but I've been taught to push my heel up into his sides so he'll turn and as for my hand positioning that is also something that people have taught me.
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In my opinion whoever is teaching you these things...you need to stop listening to them. Because all I see are habits being made that are not good and coin to be hard to break. They are not good positions for your hands or feet to be in.

Your hands your pulling him into the barrel....not a good thing. And they are way to high.....keep them low.
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