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.
There are certain log distances you should know before you start teaching your horse to go over those obstacles. Cody Crow goes over the different log distances you'll find in a ranch trail class and how to measure them out when you're riding at home by yourself.
During the ranch rail or ranch riding you're required to do multiple speed transitions during the class. Cody Crow breaks down how he asks his horse to transition from one gait to another, and where he likes to within the pattern markers.
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...
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.
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.