Horse Work

Working Cattle with Dan Steers

In our previous videos with Dan he has described how he ties his horses to an object (or an objective) using a release of pressure.  This series follows the same theory however this time the object is the beast.  For the ‘control freaks’ out there you will get a lot out of recognising the difference

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Al Sullivan works on some aspects with his horses after their first start

Al Sullivan works two 5 year olds after giving them their first start.  He felt some resistance / stiffness during the runs which is now his focus in training. On bison Al works on getting his horses more secure in their stops and works on reducing any resistance all the while ensuring his horses are

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Matt Moffat’s training principles

This video series provides a great insight into Matt’s program.  From a square pen to rating there are similar principles throughout which, when you think about it, will make more sense to your horse.  His program is producing results and there are numerous training principles in this series that will help you understand why.

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Al Sullivan works his Competition horses on Bison

There are 2 words that we would use to describe Al’s competition horses: Calm and Pure!  Having now watched what Al is doing at home we now understand why.  Al has his horses correct yet he isn’t making major adjustments to achieve his objectives.  There are a few new concepts including ‘drawing a line’ where

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Campdraft Theory with Michael Wilson

There are a lot of variables in how a campdraft run will play out, however it’s important to have an overarching strategy to help you maximise your potential of setting up your yard and getting around the course in an attractive manner.  We’ve taken to the whiteboard to explain how Michael likes to set up

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Michael Wilson tracking another horse

Simulating what you need to do on course is of paramount importance.  Michael is a big believer in tracking another horse and rider to enable your horse to get comfortable slowly catching up, checking off and changing over.  He likes to move up angled out then bringing the nose back to the inside to create shape

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Horses that Drop their Shoulder

A horse running with its shoulder in and its head out (dropping its shoulder) is a common problem.  In this video we investigate the causes of this issue, prevention and management with Ben Tapp.  Discipline, setting your horses up correctly and sacrificing runs may all be part of a solution to help you if you

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Michael Wilson works a beast to work on his position on a cow

Leading on from Michael’s fundamental exercises, to working cattle, not only exemplifies the importance of his dry work exercises but also his simple yet effective method of working cattle.  This steer, who is on the stale side, gives Michael time to get his horse stopped and shaped yet keeps him honest if he is unable

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Dry Works Exercises to Improve Horse Work

After working with our CTO Trainers it is apparent that they all have dry work exercises that improve their ability to get their horse in the position they want them, on course. Split second adjustments are required to keep your horse in the right position, respective to the beast, to complete the course.  You might

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Run Reviews with Codie Law

Codie has specific strategies that have helped him consistently put cattle around, especially when a score is needed.  There are 2 runs reviewed in this series being Codie’s winning final runs in the Open at Inverell on Primrose in 2018 and the stallion draft on Conray in 2015. One thing leads to (and results in)

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