Opening a gate from your horse is a great practical way to test your horsemanship skills. In this video, Peter Campbell covers this topic in greater detail – including pre-requisites, common mistakes and variations of this exercise.
For the inexperienced rider or horse, it is best to begin with a gate that does not require the rider to bend down to reach the latch. Tying a string on the gate can also help give you more room to maneuver without losing hold of the gate. Peter reminds us that whether we’re on a seasoned horse or on a green colt, it’s important to have the horse feel good about the gate and not get worried about the job.
The length of this lesson is 11 minutes 29 seconds