Cody Crow's Ranch Trail Masterclass

Cody Crow's Ranch Trail Masterclass

From ground tying to sidepassing, Cody Crow's Ranch Trail Masterclass takes you through what it takes to execute a ranch trail pattern perfectly.

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Cody Crow's Ranch Trail Masterclass
  • Introducing Your Horse to Dragging a Log

    Cody Crow demonstrates how to drag a log to a horse who might be new to this maneuver or unsure.

  • Introduction to Ranch Trail: Pole Distances

    Cody Crow explains how to set up pole distances for trot and lope overs when practicing the ranch trail.

  • Introduction to Ranch Trail: Back-Through Gate

    Cody Crow goes through the steps of a basic back-through gate commonly seen in the ranch trail.

  • Introduction to Ranch Trail:PushThrough Gate

    A common way to open the gate in a ranch trail class is by pushing the gate open. Cody Crow shows you how to master this maneuver.

  • Introduction to Ranch Trail: Pulling a Gate Open

    Another variation of gate obstacle includes pulling the gate open to go through it. Cody Crow demonstrates how he likes to compete this maneuver.

  • Move Your Horse's Body Around

    Before you start teaching your horse ranch versatility maneuvers, you need to make sure you can move all of his body parts around independently and have control over where he places his feet.

  • Introduction to Ranch Trail:Lopeover Logs

    When you first introduce your horse to lopeover logs in the ranch trail, it's important to start with one and build from there. Cody Crow shows you how to teach your horse how to approach a log and preparing your horse for multiple lopeovers.

  • Introduction to Ranch Trail:Dragging a Log

    Cody Crow shows you the different ways you might drag a log when you're competing in the ranch trail.

  • Introduction to Ranch Trail: Teaching the Sidepass

    A sidepass is a common obstacle you're required to perform in a ranch trail class. Ranch versatility expert Cody Crow shows you how he likes to teach his horse how to sidepass over a log.

  • Introduction to Ranch Trail: Dallying Safety

    In the ranch trail you might be asked to drag a log while you're on your horse. Ranch versatility expert Cody Crow explains the importance of dallying safety so you don't severely injure yourself while practicing this maneuver.

  • Introduction to Ranch Trail: Backing Through an L

    Being able to guide your horse around obstacles while backing is a major part of a ranch trail class. Cody Crow discusses the basics of backing your horse through an L.

  • Introduction to Ranch Trail:BackThrough Gate

    There are several different ways you can approach a gate in ranch trail. Cody Crow demonstrates how to back your horse through a gate when you're showing.

  • Introduction to Ranch Trail: Adding Lopeover Logs

    As your horse gets comfortable going over ranch trail lopeover logs, you can gradually add more logs and teach him how rate over the logs and go over lopeover obstacles.

  • Ranch Trail Ground Tying

    One maneuver you'll see in ranch trail classes is ground tying. Cody Crow shows you a drill you can use at home to get your horse familiar to ground tying.

  • Introducing Ranch Trail Pattern

    Cody talks about each step of the Ranch Trail Pattern he will be using. He walks through the obstacles and gives a general overview of each obstacle.

  • Log Drag: Show Control of Your Horse

    During this obstacle, show that you and your horse work well together by dragging the log effeciently, and putting it back in it's correct spot.

  • Explaining Lope Overs

    As attendees look on, Cody explains the importance of maintaining a smooth gait during lope overs. He instructs you to look where you're heading, and guide your horse efficiently. Judges are impressed with square turns that show you can guide your horse in tight areas.

  • Practicing Trot and Lope Overs

    After learning how to do trot and lope overs, attendees practice going over these obstacles. Cody works with each person and their horse to fix any major problems

  • Running Through the Whole Pattern

    To wrap up the clinic, attendees take their new skills and work through the entire pattern. Cody rides along with them, and provides insight for each obstacle.

  • Work the Gate Efficiently and With Purpose

    For your first obstacle, Cody talks about working the gate with purpose, and effciently. He goes over where to stand to open the gate, and how to close it with ease for maximum points.

  • Qaulity of Movement at the Extended Trot

    For the extended trot, Cody teaches you how to push your horse to extend their trot without losing their smooth gait. You will learn what judges look for during the extended trot.

  • Using Your Feet and Finishing Turns on Cattle

    As you get more comfortable working the cow, Cody instructs you to use your feet to keep your horse straight, and to finish your turns. Don't let your horse push into the cow, and keep them between your hands.

  • Green Ranch Horse Backup Drills

    In ranch riding and ranch trail your horse is required to backup through different obstacles. Cody Crow shows you several different drills you can do with your ranch horse to prepare him for competitions.

  • Green Ranch Horse Sidepass

    Cody Crow uses a nonpro rider to demonstrate how to ride a sidepass on a green ranch horse. He also breaks down some common problems with working the sidepass on a green horse and how to fix them.