Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: I'm right Here!!
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I'm not claiming to be a trainer, but if my horse thought it needed to take off after doing roll backs, I would first work on stopping.. Not one rein stops.. When I ask my horse to stop I mean STOP!!
I would work on slide stops first off, not for the sliding, I just like my horse to stop when I ask Immediately!
I would start at the walk, I usually don't like giving a virbal command, but when I do, I just say "stop" then I would sit back in the seat, push my legs forward, and bump the reins one time.. If there is not an immediate stop, I will back the horse a few steps, and continue to do this untill the horse stops immediately, then just wait a few seconds before telling them it's okay to move forward again.. would continue this with the trot, lope, etc.. when the horse stops well through all gaits, I would then work on tje rollbacks.. If your horse is getting hot, and taking off, I would immediately Stop, back, wait, then do it again, untill the horse got it right.. Basically, your horse needs to learn patience..
No offense, but if I was gonna learn from a barrel racer, it wouldn't be cherri, she is a good rider..don't get me wrong.. but she needs to work on that first barrel ..she tends to swing out too wide.. I would like advice from charmaine james any day..