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Boyd talks about how he will work his horses on down the fence without a cow before introducing them to cows. He explains why this helps the horse in the long run and demonstrates th dry work on the fence.
In this video, Boyd explains why he likes to walk his horses in small circles as a warmup. He says that it helps get them off his leg, keep their mind focused, and help soften them to the bit. Next, he shows us the same exercise but at the trot.
Boyd talks about how you should position your body when working a cow. Then, he demonstrates and explains why you should keep your position the same throughout your ride rather than moving all over the place.
Boyd talks about how he uses his feet to get his horse to back up quickly and lightly. He explains that if you only pull on his face to back, he will end up heavy and resistant. Then, Boyd explains how he uses his feet to get a hard stop and to go forward.
Boyd demonstrates boxing a cow. He walks us through every move he makes and explains how he is working on his horse’s turn. His horse feels sticky behind and isn’t turning as quickly as Boyd would like, so he shows us how he fixes it.