Yard Work

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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Kimberley Demonstrates the Aspects she concentrates on with a 2yo

If you would like some ideas for working your 2 year olds this video will be of interest to you.  In this two part series Kimberley explains the dry work she likes to have before working cattle then demonstrates how she likes to position her horse respective to the beast.  She also emphasises the elements of
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Kimberley talks about position and timing and her theory around working from the hip to the head

Kimberley has a unique yard style which is not only effective but also produces consistently high yard scores.  Two key focus areas she has include position and timing and working from the hip to the head.  Kimberley is very good at maintaining her position and staying in time which is always paramount particularly on tougher
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Creating Room and Locking the Hip – Putting it all into Practice

What is Mark up to with his hands and feet when training?  A fair bit of it has to do with creating room, between his horse and the beast and locking the hip, then loading up, to obtain the correct turnaround.  Watch this series to understand more about how each of these techniques can improve your
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Mark Buttsworth Explains and Demonstrates his Yardwork Principles

What should you do when the beast presents it tail? What should your position be relative to the cow?  Why is it important to allow your horse to stop?  Mark provides his thoughts to each of these questions and more in this video series.  Regardless of the foundation your horse has there are some fundamental
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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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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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Mat Holz works an accomplished mare at home

In this video series Mat explains his philosophy for working his competition horses at home before working a well performed mare by the name of Atkins Sugar.  When you watch Mat work cattle take note of the time he spends actually working each beast. There are also some specific aspects he is looking for to cease
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Mat Holz checks the foundation on a 6 year old gelding then works him on cattle

This is a great example of Mat’s motto: ‘Take the time it takes…… and it takes less time’.  There’s no big stops or flashy turns in this video series nor does Mat intend there to be.  Prior to working cattle Mat gets this gelding to ‘come back to him’ with some one rein stops then checks he
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Mat Holz works an older mare on cattle

Mat has recently had an addition to his stable from one of his clients.  The mare has a reasonable foundation but has not had a lot of campaigning.  In this session Mat is working the mare on cattle to prepare her to draft next season.  Mat is working on getting the mare to make up
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Training Videos