Using a Circle to Find Collection

Learn how to improve your horse's collection while riding with this easy circle drill from Brad Barkemeyer.

Improve Collection with Circles

Brad Barkemeyer demonstrates a drill that involves riding in a circle to improve your horse’s collection. Watch as Brad shows us what to do and as he coaches clinic attendees through the circle-collection drill.

Collection with circles drill from Brad Barkemeyer.
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About Brad

Brad Barkemeyer, Scottsdale, Arizona, grew up on a ranch in Montana, giving him an appreciation for versatile horses and the Western lifestyle. He now trains working cow horses and roping horses and coaches amateur riders of all competitive levels, focusing on AQHA and NRCHA events. Learn more on his Facebook page, Barkemeyer Performance Horses.

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Horse&Rider OnDemand

Horse&Rider OnDemand is your trusted source for Western horse-training videos and horsekeeping advice from the industry’s top professionals. Access hundreds of videos on ranch riding, reining, natural horsemanship, cutting, working cow horse, ranch horse versatility, all-around events, and more. 

Horsemanship

Develop a true partnership with your horse by gaining a better understanding of how horses think and respond through horsemanship training videos with Brad Barkemeyer, Bud Lyon, Monique Potts, Ken McNabb, Al Dunning.

Ranch Riding

Ranch riding events were originally created to help showcase the versatility, attitude, and movement of a working ranch horse. Now it has become one of the largest events offered by breed association horse shows, and we see many horses that compete in events like reining or working cow horse transition over to ranch riding. We work with ranch riding world champion riders Bud Lyon and Cody Crow who help you perfect your ranch riding horsemanship and improve your performance in the arena.

Cutting

National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame riders Winston Hansma and R.L. Chartier demonstrate the fundamentals you need to have before ever putting your horse on a cow and explain the importance of including dry work into your daily riding routine. They’ll then show you how to work your horse on live cattle and go over the tack and gear you need to have to compete in this event.

Reining

Master reining maneuvers with help from professionals like Bud Lyon, Peter DeFreitas, Keith Ceddia, and Ryan Rushing. These videos are designed to help improve your horse’s circle, spins, and sliding stops, by demonstrating the fundamentals of reining, the tack and gear you’ll need to compete in reining, and help you troubleshoot any problems you run into at home.

Working Cow Horse

Improve your working cow horse training through better horsemanship with videos from Brad Barkemeyer, Cody Crow, and Al Dunning. Learn how to work the flag, introduce your horse to cattle, drills for fence work, and more.

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