Preview: Adan Banuelos – Mentally Preparing Futurity Horses
Adan works three futurity horses and he begins each session without too much pressure because he wants his horses to be focused first which helps build their inner confidence. He covers many topics such as how to balance a horse before the turn, how to ride to the stop, when to quit a cow when training at home and the two main reasons he works cattle around the arena instead of flat and out of the herd.
Adan wants to build his horse's confidence first by making sure they are focused before introducing pressure to his works. He talks about what Gary Bellenfant taught him about position on a cow and Adan explains how to ride with your feet and ride to the stop. He also explains why it's important to make sure your horse gets a win when the cow releases you when you're training at home.
Adan works a hotter horse and he shares with you a great tip his legendary father, Ascencion, suggested to help this horse control her emotions, so she can perform better at speed. He also shows you what he does when his horse is drifting away from the cow.