Is your horse reaching at the extended trot or just going faster when you’re trotting? Are you standing up in your stirrups or do you prefer posting? These are all things to think about when you’re practicing the trot for a ranch riding event.
In the ranch rail (or riding depending on the association) portion of a ranch versatility events, you're required to perform different gait transitions and extensions at different parts of the arena. Cody Crow shows you how he likes to go from an extended lope to an extended trot in this event.
A more difficult transition you might have to do in a ranch rail class is the lope to walk transition. A pointearning transition would include your horse being able to go from a lope to a walk without any hesitation and without breaking into a jog first. Cody Crow shows you how to master this par...
Have you ever wondered how to teach your horse to extend the walk? Bud Lyon breaks down the basics of extending the walk and works with a rider who is new to the ranch riding learn how to properly ask her horse to walk so he doesn’t break into a trot during a ranch riding class.
Do you know what events take places during a versatility ranch horse competition? Cody Crow goes over the different events you'll be expected to compete in when you attend a versatility ranch horse show.
Sometimes it's easy to watch another rider compete and try to out score them by pushing your horse past his limits, but that doesn't always work out best for horse or rider. Cody Crow discusses the importance of showing to your horse's strengths so you can have the best ride you can.