07-27-2011, 04:24 PM
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I have heard of a "star pattern" used for barn sour horses. YOu ride away from the barn in any direction, when you reach the place where you think your horse is getting ready to lose it mentally, you turn around and go back toward the barn. At the barn you do some circling and backing work , then head out in a new direction and repeat the first leg. The ideal is to go out in different directions each time, in a star-like pattern, if possible, and return/go back out several times before you stop out there for a bit, rest the horse , get off and walk back to the barn.