Ask the Pros–Better in the Box

Dear Logan,
I have a horse and sometimes he rears up out of the box. Most of the time it is at a roping or rodeo. How can I stop this?

Rickey, Baton Rouge, La.

Dear Rickey,
You’ve got to score a lot of cattle and get him as relaxed as you can. A lot of it might be that when you get to the roping you probably get more nervous. Your energy level gets up and that brings the horse’s energy level up, too. When you’re at a roping you have to try to stay calm and relaxed for your horse. At home, you need to score a lot and let him relax and keep him out of pressure situations. Don’t be jerking or whipping on him.

Logan Olson

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