Horse Work

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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Maintaining a Competition Horse

Some may not put much time into maintaining their older camp horses however Mark DOES NOT fall into this category.  Ensuring they’re getting deep into their stops, that they’re comfortable at the tale when tracking and are able to slide through and check off are all part of a maintenance session with Buttsy.  Keep your eye
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Preparing for a Start with Wyatt Young

In this series we will add a new video each week for 6 weeks showing Wyatt riding a 4 year old mare (Buttercup) which he hopes to start in the Spring (3 months away).  Each week we will show the ‘how and why’ of Wyatt’s training techniques to progress this mare.  Most training videos only
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Mark Buttsworth Demonstrates how he allows his Horses to Chase Cattle as a Release

Providing a timely release to reward your horse is a great way to reinforce what we’re seeking from them.  For Mark the release that he gives his horses is to allow them to chase cattle. He also releases them from high pressure situations when rating.  Watch this series to get some ideas about how you can
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Rob Leach demonstrates how he utilises stale cattle to get his horses comfortable whilst rating cattle

When we’re competing our horses don’t get a lot of sanctuary time.  They don’t get enough time to get comfortable with what they’re doing.  This exercise is a great way to allow your horses to just rate, in a low pressure way.  Watch Rob work two horses whilst he explains what he is looking for and,
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Ben Tapp Canter’s oblongs

Why, I here you ask?  To emulate his attacking course riding style.  You may have noted that the majority of the leadingtrainers and competitors don’t just canter circles as nice neat circles are rarely achieved whilst campdrafting.  With this exercise Ben is specifically looking to ensure that his horses can accelerate and then check at
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Gav White – Point of View Run Reviews

Watch Gav talk us through some of his runs.  He talks about the strategies that have worked and also where he could improve.  The first video is of Gav riding joker in the open at Barraba.  He wasn’t able to put the icing on the cake.  In this video he discusses what he would do
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Vicki Hiscock works a younger competition mare on bison

In this series Vicki builds on the mares (Olivia) confidence mid week, prior to attending a draft, whilst working on a few specific aspects she’d like to see the mare improve on.   She likes to concentrate on one or two aspects at a time when training instead of correcting every minor aspect. Your session ‘is never
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Rob Leach works Congressman after a big weekend at the ASH Nationals

In this series Rob works Congressman after the ASH Nationals.  He had 6 runs over the weekend culminating in a win in the Open after finalling in the Maiden Series. Not a bad result considering he is only 5 and is fresh off a Novice and Open win late last year (2016). Rob works on
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