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When done properly, an L-shaped back-through in a trail pattern should look almost effortless. Acing this type of maneuver requires hours of practice, teaching your horse to back with ease and cadence while listening to a combination of your hand, leg, and seat cues.
Minimize the distance your horse must travel by striving for straight lines between barrels and neat, even circles around them. A good rule of thumb is to keep a 3- to 5-foot distance between you and the barrels as you turn; make adjustments as needed to accommodate your horse’s size and turning style.
During show season, schedules get fuller and more hectic. And when life gets busier, it gets easier to forget necessities when you hit the road. This handy checklist will help ensure that you have what you need, where you need it, so you can focus on your horse and your riding rather than on that necessary item you left sitting at home on the counter.