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Robert uses a horse's energy on a cold day to help work on lead departures and changes while getting a horse's mind focused.
This 3 year old paint mare is going to be a rope horse or ranch horse. Robert plans to rope on her a lot to prepare her for her job.
Circling a cow depends on steering. Rebecca prepares Papi to circle by checking on her steering, making sure he's looking the direction she wants to go, and maintaining inside softness.
Robert works on lead departures with Stoney, who wants to get a little excited when asked to lope off.
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Ranch Horse Versatility

Versatility Ranch Horse is the fastest growing event in the American Quarter Horse Association. It’s easy to see why with six events showcasing the very best of what exemplifies the stock horse; trail, pleasure, reining, cutting, fence work and conformation. Watch as Robert Rivers leads you through in depth training, show preparation and competition, with guest appearances from his wife, Rebecca, who is a non-pro rider.

About the Trainer

Robert Rivers

Robert Rivers (Elgin, Tx) will be your guide for VRH. Robert was raised using horses primarily for working cattle and team roping on their family ranch. He was first introduced to showing at Texas Tech University, while competing as a member of the ASHA National Champion Ranch Horse Team in 2009 and 2010. He later went on to coach the TTU Ranch Horse Team, while pursuing a Master’s degree from 2013-2015, and won the 2015 ASHA Collegiate National Championship. He has worked for rope horse, reining, and cow horse trainers, and now applies his own training program to versatility ranch horses, reined cow horses, and rope horses. Robert and his wife Rebecca compete in NRCHA, AQHA, SHTX, RHAA, and roping events. Rebecca will also be sharing some of her perspective and knowledge as a non-pro. Robert strives to build confidence in the horses he trains and the riders he coaches. “Competing in the arena can’t be the hardest thing your horse has ever done.”
FILTER BY: Papi | Fancy | Meteles Cat Gelding | Metallic Cat Gelding | WR | Freeda | Dually | Desi | Paint Mare | ALL
Robert goes about teaching a horse to focus while in the box and to read and rate cattle out of the box.
After working on reading and rating cattle out of the box, Robert focuses on making his horse more confident. He also works on keeping the horse soft in the face after running up to the cow.
Robert works to advance a nervous three year old's reining by softening her up and working on her transitions.
Robert uses a four year old by Meteles Cat to demonstrate how to use roping as a tool to help train a cowhorse.
Robert uses a six year old bridle horse by Metallic Cat to show how he goes about warming up a horse prior to working cattle.
Robert relaxes and works to make an anxious bridle horse more broke on a cow.
Robert begins the process of advancing a three year old Gunner On Ice mare's lead change by focusing on body shape and softness.
After working on body shape and softness, Robert continues to work on advancing a three year old Gunner On Ice mare's lead change. He does this by continuing to work on body control and softness while at the lope.
Robert uses a three year old stud colt by WR This Cats Smart to demonstrate two ground work exercises he uses to prepare a young horse for a ride.
Robert talks through a drill he uses to help teach a young horse to lope around the outside of the arena. He also works on yeilding the young stud off of his leg to help with the turnaround.
Rebecca prepares for a horse show by practicing different components of the show patterns.
Robert works with Rebecca to help her prepare for a horse show by giving her advice and helping her break down her cow work.
Robert works to build the foundation for rundowns on a young horse. He does this by loping large rectangles and working on lead departures and face softness as a precursor for the rundown.
Rebecca prepares for a horse show by working on ranch riding maneuvers and transitions as a warmup prior to working a cow.
Robert talks through advancing a four year old horse's reining by adding speed to the rundowns while maintaining softness.
Robert works with Rebecca to help her prepare for a horse show by giving her advice and helping her work through boxing a cow and preparing for fence work.
Desi, a four year old mare, is getting ready for Versatility shows and hopefully a cowhorse derby later in the fall. She is built downhill, so Robert helps her stand up.
Transitions are a big part of stock horse pleasure classes and also help in the reining. Robert coaches Rebecca to refine her transitions on Freeda.
This derby horse has been wiggly and not wanting to travel straight. Robert introduces a small shank bit to help Dually find a little more straightness.
Robert works on lead departures with Stoney, who wants to get a little excited when asked to lope off.
Circling a cow depends on steering. Rebecca prepares Papi to circle by checking on her steering, making sure he's looking the direction she wants to go, and maintaining inside softness.
This 3 year old paint mare is going to be a rope horse or ranch horse. Robert plans to rope on her a lot to prepare her for her job.
Robert uses a horse's energy on a cold day to help work on lead departures and changes while getting a horse's mind focused.

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