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START TO FINISH Part 3 - SECOND BARREL APPROACH & TURN
By Kim Thomas


           The second barrel is the most difficult for the horse to make. So I make sure I do everything I can to make it easier for them. I always make sure they are on 
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START TO FINISH Part 4 - THE FINAL TURN
By Kim Thomas


           The third and final turn can sometimes be the toughest because we anticipate the finish.     

     The shortest distance between 
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START TO FINISH Part 2
By Kim Thomas


          Last month we learned how to enter the arena correctly with forward motion and on the correct lead.  This month we are going to discuss the first barrel approach.   My style is very different but works for most horses, saving steps and valuable time.

          Your horse‚Äôs body should be in 
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START TO FINISH Part 1
By Kim Thomas

We are going to go through the entire barrel pattern starting with the alleyway all the way to the run home. It is simpler to break it down because each step and approach affects the next. One mistake can make the difference in the next part of the run, a difference in getting to the pay window or not. So here we go!

I am going to approach this from a young horse's standpoint, but it will work on 
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