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.
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.
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.
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.
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.