Other Training Aids

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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Joel & Julie Duff work a 7yo and 3yo on the flag

Joel and Julie produce great yard horses with few cattle which is why we asked them to share some of their techniques for working the flag There are numerous techniques for working the flag.  Whilst some aspects may be similar its important to consider your horses capability, potential limitations, undesirable aspects and adjust to suit.

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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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Mark Buttsworth works an older competition mare on the flag

The flag is a great tool for getting your horse correct.  In this case Mark is working an older competition mare of Bradley’s.  He places a strong emphasis on ensuring the turnaround is correct and that the mare works the same speed as the flag.  Watch Buttsy’s outside rein to see how he uses it

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Phil Dawson instructs Anna on a Gelding who has a Cutting Foundation

When Anna mentioned that she was getting some assistance from Phil we were curious about what he may offer a campdrafter.  To satisfy our curiosity we jumped in the truck and tagged along with Anna and her gelding ‘Star Bar’ to Phil’s place.  Anna has just got her gelding in before she starts a run

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Ben Tapp provides an insight into his strategy for working the mechanical cow

Ben works ‘A Cool Acre’ to demonstrate how he likes a younger horse to work the flag.  He then provides an insight to how he uses the flag with his competition horses which is interesting as he treats it like an actual cutout.  Pretending at times that he has to induce movement in the bag

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Gav White works a 3 year old gelding on the flag

The flag (mechanical cow) is a great tool when used correctly!  In this video Gav works a 3 year old gelding.  He explains his preferred position on the flag and how it differs from cutting.  This gelding presents a few minor issues which Gav works on correcting without making an issue of it hence the

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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 helps diagnose and solve some issues with a competition mare

In this video series Rob rides a competition mare (Georgie) for the first time, diagnoses some issues, and helps with some strategies to fix and maintain her performance.  The mare has been inclined to over do things and has been very eager to get to (smother) her cattle which has made some aspects during competition difficult such

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