Yard Work

Cutouts with Mark Buttsworth

We’ve seen the big yards but what you may not realise is there’s a fair bit going on behind the scene. It’s not just a case of tearing up the front on a cowy trained horse.  Mark is very particular about how a horse stays at the tail, looks for the horse to ignite when

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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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Cutouts with Michael Wilson

Being able to consistently achieve a good cutout score is harder than what it looks!  It’s important now, given the standard of competition, to ensure you maximise your chances of getting a good yard score by setting yourself up for success and avoiding common mistakes.  Michael has some great tips here that will help you

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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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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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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 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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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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