Professional barrel horse trainer Ashley Schafer offers feedback on reader-submitted barrel runs. This month, she offers tips for Summer on how to accomplish smooth, forward motion around a barrel, soft lateral and vertical flexion and how to achieve speed without kicking.
Ashley Schafer explains her approach to exhibitions and the importance of hauling colts to public places.
Ashley Schafer believes riding the hindquarters of a horse is important to have control of the horse’s body.
Ashley Schafer explains the importance of rating correctly and demonstrates how she achieves rate in younger horses.
Learn how Ashley Schafer focuses on transitioning between horses when running multiple horses in a small amount of time.
Ashley Schafer demonstrates her approach to teaching transitions and keeping a horse responsive for the turns.
Ashley Schafer describes the benefit of wearing spurs and the importance of knowing when to use your legs versus when to use your spurs.
Ashley Schafer shows us how she wants her horses to pick up their leads in between the barrels and why it is important.