Preview: Loping Tips To Prepare Your Horse To Show
In this four part video series, eleven year loping veteran, Miranda Westfall answers all of your loping questions: how to get a hot horse ready, what are the biggest mistakes lopers make and how do you know when your horse is ready to show, plus lots more.
Miranda explains what bridles to use when getting a horse ready and how you know when your horse is ready to show. She also gives great advice on what a lopper's job is and what a fresh horse feels like.
Miranda demonstrates how she gets a horse ready and what signs she is looking for to let her know the horse is ready. She explains loper etiquette and why she sits the trot on some of her horses versus posting the trot.
Miranda identifies the four main mistakes lopers make when getting a horse show ready. She explains how she gets a hot horse ready and when you know a horse is too tired.
Cooling down a horse is just as important as warming one up! Miranda explains why we have to treat our horses just like professional athletes and why you should be on the correct diagonal when trotting and correct lead when loping. Find out when to ask for a change in direction in the loping pen and she talks about saddling.