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Ashley uses the four corners exercise with Jonny, a three year old Mare by Dash Ta Fame, to work on softness, balance, and steering. She then goes onto work the barrel pattern with the goals of keeping Jonny forward and having her stay between Ashley's hands.
Ashley uses the draw reins on Buzz to work on body softness while reaching out and moving forward.
Ashley uses Sam, a two year old Stallion by Slick By Design, to demonstrate her process of starting a young horse on the barrel pattern.
Ashley works Kid through different warmup exercises she uses to focus on softness and responsiveness and stops in a snaffle. She also talks about how she likes to use the pasture to teach her horses to long trot and lope out freely. Ashley later talks through correcting a horse who wants to get tight and drop their shoulders while going around the barrels.
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THE CHASE.

Principles Of Barrel Racing

Futurity barrel horse trainer Emily Necaise coaches horses through their first years of training and competition. This series shows you horses from their very first time on the pattern to horses that are actively competing. Emily takes an individualized approach to each horse and appreciates their strengths while recognizing their weaknesses to build a horse that is broke, confident and prepared for its job.

About the Trainer

Emily Necaise

Emily Necaise is a Mississippi native training out of Pilot Point, Texas where she rides colts for Highpoint Performance Horses and takes her own outside clients. She is the foundation trainer to the trainers starting futurity, derby and rodeo winners. Horses have gone on to Fallon Taylor, Kelsey Treharne, Joy Wargo, Sharin Hall, Marne Loosenort and more.
She apprenticed under the top names in barrel racing and put together her program based on the foundation of elevation, engagement, soft ribs and momentum. The horse industry knows it’s the two year old person who builds the winning foundation the top horses in the world possess. We couldn’t be more excited to have the barrel racing industry’s top foundation girl leading you through the barrel series. You’ll be able to follow her two year olds, first major crop of 3 year olds and the occasional older horse as she puts the top foundation program in the world on. In addition, get ready to watch her breakout futurity year!
FILTER BY: Albany | Bobby | Buzz | Chip | Derby | Fancy | Gunner | Halo | Johnny | Kid | Pistol | Sam | Secret | Shania | ALL
Ashley works Pistol, a four year old gelding by Streak of Fling, through the four barrel drill. She explains that she works really hard to have her Streak of Fling horses be soft and responsive without picking a fight with them. She explains that she uses the idea of make the right thing easy and the wrong thing hard. Ashley also talks about how a rider's emotions can effect their ride
After a good warmup of working on transitions, Ashley uses Secret, a four year old mare by Streakin Boon Dox, to talk about rate around the barrels.
Ashley takes time to slow down and work through some areas where Chip needs improvement after being on the road.
Ashley talks through using the draw reins on Pistol to work on softness and help him be more broke.
Ashley focuses on dry work with Shania. She demonstrates different exercises to focus on lateral flexion, drawing back on the fence, and sharpening up her cues. Ashley then explains how those exercises will help with Shania's Rate.
Ashley uses the draw reins on Buzz to make him more assertive and confident with how he uses himself around the barrels. She also explains how the draw reins will help her to pick Buzz's shoulders around the barrels.
While working Albany, Ashley talks about the importance of confidently putting consistent training on a horse with a lot of potential and ability. She talks about how to trot on the correct diagonal and how it can effect the way a horse moves. Ashley late goes onto working on rate and body position around the barrels.
Ashley uses her warmup on Kid to determine what she needs to work on during her ride. She talks about the importance of being able to use different bridles and how they can help to make a horse softer and more broke. Ashley then goes onto demonstrate a figure eight exercise that she uses to keep a horse's shoulders picked up and balanced.
Ashley explains her different visual points on the barrel pattern and how they help to create more accuracy and confidence while working the pattern. Ashley also explains how he uses her points to break down and work on the horse's footwork around the barrels.
Ashley talks through the different bits she uses and their functions.
Ashley uses Gunner, a three year old by Darkelly, to talk about her getting started process and how she teaches the horses to move out forward and free in preparation for using their hind end on barrels.
Ashley starts her warmup on Fancy, a three year old mare by Freckles Ta Fame, by working on softness and counter flexion. She then goes on to working on Fancy's softness and body position around the barrels.
Ashley uses Halo, a two year old filly by Streakin Boon Dox, to talk about her two year old program and demonstrate different ways she works on softness and leads on a young horse. Ashley then schools Halo through the barrel pattern.
Ashley takes Derby back to a snaffle bit for her ride. She talks expectations and being able to have her horses be quick, soft, and responsive when she picks up on the reins and how she goes about teaching this to a young horse.
Ashley works Kid through different warmup exercises she uses to focus on softness and responsiveness and stops in a snaffle. She also talks about how she likes to use the pasture to teach her horses to long trot and lope out freely. Ashley later talks through correcting a horse who wants to get tight and drop their shoulders while going around the barrels.
Ashley uses Sam, a two year old Stallion by Slick By Design, to demonstrate her process of starting a young horse on the barrel pattern.
Ashley uses the draw reins on Buzz to work on body softness while reaching out and moving forward.
Ashley uses the four corners exercise with Jonny, a three year old Mare by Dash Ta Fame, to work on softness, balance, and steering. She then goes onto work the barrel pattern with the goals of keeping Jonny forward and having her stay between Ashley's hands.

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