Whether getting ready for a big event or prepping a young horse for its first futurity, Trevor Brazile is a stickler for a sharp face in a head horse. Trying to get your head horse’s facing dialed in? This playlist of rope horse training videos is a great place to start.

1. Heading Horsemanship and Facing

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From Brazile and Patrick Smith’s Legend DVD, this video takes you through Trevor Brazile’s full philosophy on tuning a head horse in a variety of scenarios, with a strong emphasis on the most overlooked part of a run: the face. Brazile explains his facing techniques and the exercises he uses to get a faster, cleaner finish. 

2. Body Position in the Face

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In just 3.5 minutes, Brazile and his Relentless Remuda partner Miles Baker review how your body movement affects your horse’s hips in the face. 

3. Facing Drill with a Tire

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Shot at Baker’s Oklahoma ranch, Brazile explains how he drags a tire with a head horse to work on pushing his horse forward and finishing in the middle of the arena. 

4. Refining the Face with a Tire Drill

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Baker and Brazile talk through using a tire to work on keeping control of the steer through the face, preventing the horse’s shoulders from falling into the horse’s nose. 

5. Understanding Head Control to Optimize Facing

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In less than 2 minutes, Brazile will change your understanding of head control in the face. Brazile teaches a horse to face with cheek control, and you’ve probably never seen anyone explain the face like this.

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