Horse & Rider - - Ride & Train -

Com­pet­ing• oth­erA dif­fer­ent­than a in rein­ingkind ranch of rid­ing pat­tern—with­out‘alone can time.’ help Get­tingy­our any horsey­our other reinerin horses—is­the reiningin the a show tough­pen, pen too. thingto Here’sdoto come some­thinghow. by. It’s valu­able be­cause it can help ease any pen anx­i­ety he’s de­vel­oped from be­ing shown. • Help bust an­tic­i­pa­tion. If your horse thinks he’s smarter than you are and jumps the gun when you show, com­plet­ing an un­fa­mil­iar pat­tern means he must wait and lis­ten for your cues in­stead of an­tic­i­pat­ing them. • A needed ‘brain break.’ We all know horses can face burnout in the show pen, lead­ing to a sour at­ti­tude. Giv­ing your mount some­thing else to fo­cus on can be a nec­es­sary break that will bring him back fresher his fu­ture rein­ing events.

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