Lessons are great for everyone from the beginner to the more advanced horseman They are educational for yourself and your horse. Individual and group lessons are available. From beginners to advanced(reining, roping, working cow, versatility ranch horse, & extreme trail.) TTPH can help you and your horse have a better partnership in the show pen and outside the show pen. Come alone and get a one on one lesson with Tinker. The one on one lessons are great for anyone wanting the individual education. Don't want to come alone? Bring a friend or two and have a group lesson! -Check out our Clinic Page!! Live hours away or in another state? We now offer Mini Clinics! Mini Clinics are offered from a few hours to a full day of learning along side a professional horseman! Mini Clinics are great for a group!! So load up your horses and friends and come on out to Tinker Turner Performance Horses! *mini clinics are very limited only a few days are open due to the overwhelming response.
TTPH offers lessons in: Groundwork Horsemanship Performance Reining Roping Working Cow Versatility Ranch Horse Extreme Trail Obstacles Lead Changes Cow Work Rollback Stops Spins Pattern Maneuvers Mechanical Flag Show help All are offered from beginner - advanced all ages welcomed!
Available Lessons: Beginner, Advanced, Groundwork, Horsemanship, Showing, Mechanical Flag, & Performance Mechanical Flag What are the benefits of flag lessons? *improves control *improves stops *improves roll backs *improves overall problems: stops, turns, & backing * improves your horse's thinking ability It helps improve all disciplines: reining, working cow, team penning & sorting, versatility ranch horse, cutting, & more.
The mechanical flag has adjustable speed to allow your horse and you to learn at the rate that is appropriate for your level. The adjustable speed allows for a perfect environment for learning on your horse. So if you are a first time beginner or an advanced rider preparing for your next show Pro-Cutter Mechanical Flag lessons are for you!!
Lead Changes Having lead change issues? Get help from a professional !
The purpose of a lead change is to change direction without breaking gait. A lead change is really one of the most complicated maneuver we do with our horses. A lead change is something all horses can do. For some horses, a lead change comes natural and is easy to do, others need a little help. The same goes for riders, a lead change is something every rider can do. Some riders just need a little help and instruction from a professional.
Rollbacks Rollbacks are a necessary maneuver not only for reining, but for working cow horses, ranch versatility horses, cutting, and ranch horses. Every reining pattern or ranch reining pattern requires two rollbacks maneuvers. It is important to know how to properly execute A rollback. What is a rollback? It is a sliding stop followed by the rider turning horse 180°. To preform a rollback properly you must complete a sliding stop, pause, and ask the horse rotate back on his haunches and lope off in the direction you came from. Simple right? A rollback receives more penalties than any other maneuvers. -Why is a rollback so difficult? It is the technicality of two separate maneuvers. A rollback should look effortless and should only be a slight touch on the horses neck and the rider should have a light hand.
Spins Whether you are doing a reining pattern or a ranch reining pattern, a spin is a signature move of each. The spin shows the ability of the horse to move quickly on the front end while keeping the hind end in one place. What is a spin? A spin is a fast paced 360 degree turn on the horses haunches. The horse is asked and required to step rhythmically with his front end around his rear legs. A correct spin shows the horse to always be crossing the outside front leg over the inside front leg. Every reining pattern required at least four spins in each direction. You can receive a plus or minus. It is important to know how to work the spin properly and effortlessly to receive the desired plus score.
Sliding Stop The sliding stop is preformed by slowing the horse from a lope to a stop position by bringing the back legs under the horse in a locked position while sliding on the back feet. To property execute this maneuver, the horse should enter the stop position by bending the back legs further under the body while at the same time maintaining forward motion, ground contact, and cantering with the front legs. This should be done in a straight line while maintaining ground contact with the back legs.
Lessons available: Private Lessons Group Lessons Free lessons when your horse is in training
*negative coggins required before horse(s) is/are unloaded
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