Good day, I’m Howard Cormier, with the LSU Ag
Center, with your Master Horseman Minute. We need to talk just a minute about one of the moves in showmanship,
and that’s to get the horse to do a 360, or 270, or basically a half turn, quarter , three quarters turn, full
turn, whatever. There is a move in 4-H now where horses will be required to do more ground work so we want our horse
listening to us and responding very easily to pressure on the lead rope. One of the things we need to get the horse to do is to
move away from us, so we talked about driving the horse away and you can do that by teaching the horse to move with rhythmic pressure.
Eventually, you will want to get the horse to do that without pressure from your hand, but only from the leadrope. So, we start walking towards our
horse, if it doesn’t move, we can tap it on the shoulder And we will continue working with this until we can just
simply hold the lead rope and walk towards the horse and get it to step around. We want this to be a smooth, cadenced movement, and we want
the horse to stay relaxed and calm throughout the whole procedure. but if you are a 4-H club member and you are working on showmanship,
this is one of the movements you will need to do you would need to get your horse good at it on both sides. This has been your master horseman minute, thanks for
watching and have a good day.