When to add speed to the pattern when starting a barrel prospect with Heather Heath.
Positive advice from Heather Heath for girls just getting started in the sport of barrel racing and for those who may have been in it awhile.
The steps Heather Heath takes showing a horse the pattern for the first time and how starting a horse with a solid foundation is key.
Heather Heath explains what it means to have a broke horse, what she expects her horses to know, and how she works her horses at home before a race.
Heather Heath gives a few reasons why your horse has problems with not wanting to go into the arena and how to prevent and treat the issues.
Heather Heath’s “anticipation drill” helps a ratey horse anticipating the turn or a free-running horse not finishing the turn.
Depending on where you are at and what size arena you are in may determine the best way to approach the first barrel with Heather Heath.
Heather Heath discusses how to approach the second barrel after leaving the first barrel and where your eyes, hands and feet should be.
Staying straight and on-course when approaching the third barrel is key to keeping your turn tight and avoid “swooping” out with Heather Heath.