- June 26, 2019
- Jenn Zeller
Hi friends! I’ve been busy taking care of my horses this Spring, and of course the rain that we’ve been blessed with here in South Dakota has really put everyone behind where branding and such goes!
I wanted to take this moment to share with you one of my FAVORITE drills for my horses. I do short serpentines on everything from a 5 ride colt to my going-down-the-road- barrel horses. You’ll find it is helpful for a lot of reasons:
1. It helps you get good at managing your reins.
2. It helps supple your horse.
3. It helps quiet the mind of a busy horse.
4. It really helps balance the horse.
So, take a look at this video and the great explanation of how to do a Short Serpentine!
One thing I will add — you want the horse to be moving equal from front to back: make sure the front doesn’t stop and the hind doesn’t stop. They need to keep moving forward through each turn.
Happy Trails and enjoy working on the serpentines!
About Jenn Zeller
Jenn Zeller is the creative mind and boss lady behind The South Dakota Cowgirl. She is an aspiring horsewoman, photographer, brilliant social media strategist and lover of all things western. After a brief career in the investment world to support her horse habit (and satisfy her...