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Straight Shootin’

An exercise I like to use to for improving focus, straightness and rating speed is called Post to Post. Compared to some of the other exercises in this series, it may seem fairly simple. It offers many benefits for both you and your horse, however, when executed properly. For this exercise, all you need are two points to travel between. We will refer to these as point A and point B. An arena with good footing is the best place to do this exercise, although you can do it anywhere. On one side of the arena you will pick point A and on the opposite side of the arena you will pick point B, with a straight line between them. If you don’t have an arena, you can use two objects as markers (e.g. trees, rocks, cones, bushes). Once you get to point B, stop your horse and let him…

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