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    09-04-2013, 02:39 PM
Rollback Excercises

Does anybody have some good excersices for teaching a horse rollbacks? She can jump a Hunter course just fine but want to start going in Handy Hunter classes and Jumper classes.
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    09-04-2013, 05:15 PM
Well in barrel racing, part of the warm up I do with my horse is roll backs on a fence line. You turn them into a fence and they should roll back on their rear end and cross over on their front end.
    09-04-2013, 05:35 PM
I'm confused, not for the first time, roll backs in English?? I thought they were a western thing
    09-04-2013, 05:55 PM
They are completely different, that's why I read the thread earlier and just left.

Here is a western rollback
2:37 to get to the actual move

And here's an English rollback (though I honestly couldn't tell you if this is a good example or not since I'm not really sure what it's supposed to look like). Every video I've seen of them, they just appear to be small turns at a lope to get back to a jump that's behind you.

Sorry, OP, I can't really offer any suggestions for exercises to get better english rollbacks.
    09-04-2013, 06:01 PM
NRBC 2011 Classic Finals - Shawn Flarida on Shine Chic Shine - 231 - YouTube

YUP That's a roll back, bestest fun EVER
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    09-04-2013, 06:19 PM
One thing my Reiner IS really good at is rollbacks! The English rollbacks I'm not sure, we would call that barrel turning in the western world. They don't crack over the hocks like in reining.
    09-04-2013, 06:25 PM
Sorry everybody. I ride english and meant Rollback in Jumper classes. I completly forgot about Rollbacks in the Western world.

Yes, a Rollback is going over a jump and turning immediatly to go over a jump in the other direction. I need some excersises for learning to do them for horse & rider.
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    09-04-2013, 06:41 PM
I'd say that practicing the exercise 'slicing the pie' would be good for tight turns. Ride a circle then Cut across like you are making a slice and just keep cutting it. Enforces tight turning. Might be too straight of a turn rather than a bend like in English? I do this exercise on my Reiner to enforce leg and rein cues.
    09-04-2013, 10:46 PM
We used to do one with cones placed in a diamond shape and ride a cloverleaf around them. That I would think would help.
    09-04-2013, 10:50 PM
Another version of the Cloverleaf.......with jumps! Looks fun!
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