This filly has been started nicely in an O ring snaffle and has good rhythm and forward and she follows her nose. Her weak points were her ability to guide, short attention span and she would throw her head. To build on her foundation and address her weaknesses I am riding her in the six bit with a nose band complimented with split reins and a german martingale.
The six building blocks of the Training Pyramid are essential elements in creating and reinforcing the skills necessary to produce balanced, athletic performance horses for any riding discipline. Like building a house the basement or foundation must be well constructed and secure before moving to the next level.
Practice perfect for better performance in barrel racing. It is always good to slow down and pay attention to small details. Only add speed as the horse and rider become consistent and confident. This philosophy helps keep the horse smooth and it helps develop muscle memory in both the horse and the rider.