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Paul Hansma: Show Horses Work on Rate, Stop & Turn

Paul trains a horse for what he can be, not what Paul wants him to be. He demonstrates and explains why he likes to work with one cow in the arena at a time, and constantly reminds us of the importance of rate, stop, and turn. Paul wants a thinking horse and likes them to be feeling that cow as soon as the cow comes into the arena. He also touches on why he doesn’t want his horses to lope out of the turn.

Part 1
Paul works a few 4 year olds with one being a Futurity Finalist last year at Fort Worth. He works with only one cow in the arena because it takes pressure off the whole work. He works on getting his horses to stop, wait and turn and doesn't want them to lope out of turn because it creates too much forward momentum. He works a greener 4 year old. Notice how the principles don't change.
Part 2
Paul talks about the importance of playing defense and explains that the type of defense you play is relative to your horse's athletic ability and to your position in the arena.
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How I got started: My dad started our family in 4H. We showed in halter, english and western. Bill Collins and Walter Thiessen were big influences, as well as my dad and Bill Riddle. Biggest mistake I’ve made in cutting: Not trusting my horse enough.
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