Down the Fence
Fence work helps professional barrel horse trainer Lacey Harmon quicken a horse’s feet and response time.
Trainer’s Tip: “They don’t have to turn back on the fence really hard, but I want them to rate at the fence. When they do turn back, I want them to leave hard. It’s more of a quickness-on-the-backside type of exercise. I don’t want it to be like a ‘Do it right now’ thing. I want them to stay soft.”
Be aware of your body position and that you’re cueing your horse correctly throughout this exercise.
Article by Blanche Schaefer. Read more about Lacey Harmon’s training methods here.