The Virtual Pivots Clinic is a step-by-step class that teaches you effective groundwork skills, so you can perform quality pivots. Learn how to become a leader who directs your horse‚Äôs feet and teaches them to be responsive. 


In just 60 days (one lesson per week + practice time), understand how to connect the reins to the feet through groundwork, producing quality pivots. Incorporate finesse into your horsemanship and raise your scores at trail challenges!

  • 42 Videos

  • 0 Quizzes

  • 0 Worksheets

  • 1 File

  • ZOOM MEETINGS: Schedule & Links

  • Join the Facebook Group + Homework + Submitting Videos for Feedback

  • Tack and Materials Needed

  • ALL ZOOM RECORDINGS!

  • Practice Plan & Workbook

  • EXERCISE L1: Hold and Do Not Pull.

  • EXERCISE L2: Leading From the Hip

  • Stuck Horse Tip

  • EXERCISE L3: Turn the Tail

  • EXERCISE L4: Walk, Stop, Back Up

  • EXERCISE L5: Adding the Trot

  • EXERCISE L6: Adding the Trot to Exercise L2 & L3

  • Rope Handling Tips

  • Week 1: Practice Plan & Workbook

  • EXERCISE FH1: Move the Forehand over with Nora - Exercise Details

  • Move the Forehand Over - Student

  • Move the Forehand Over - More Advanced

  • EXERCISE HQ1: Disengage the Inside Hind Foot - Exercise Details

  • EXERCISE T1: Direct a Friend's Foot

  • EXERCISE FH2: Pivot on the Forehand

  • EXERCISE HQ2: Connect the Rope to the Inside Hind Foot

  • Extra Practice: EXERCISE GW8: Walk Around a Square & Move the Hindquarters

  • Extra Practice: EXERCISE GW9: Walk Around a Square & Move the Forehand

  • Comments about Square Exercise & Pivots

  • Overview of Groundwork

  • Practice Plan & Workbook

  • Exercise GW 3: Move Over

  • What if horse does not have a nice bend?

  • WEEK 3: Backing Practice Plan & Workbook

  • Backing Intro

  • EXERCISE GW10: Wiggle and Back

  • EXERCISE GW11: Stop and Back

  • EXERCISE GW12: Back on a Corner

  • EXERCISE GW13: Lean in and Back

  • TIP: Back in Time with the Feet

  • TIP: Dullness (Creating Energy)

  • FINAL TIPS about Backing

  • WEEK 4: Workbook & Practice Plan

  • Introduction to Sending

  • EXERCISE GW15: Sending in a Circle, Sending Position & How-to

  • Understanding your Feet when Sending - Hula Hoop

  • Common Mistakes when Sending

  • EXERCISE GW20: Send Between You and a Fence

  • Practice Plan & Workbook

  • Moving the Forehand Over vs Directing the Front Feet

  • EXERCISE GW23: Back, Back, and Direct the Front Foot Over

  • EXERCISE GW24: Connect the Front Foot to the Rope & Direct the Foot Over

  • EXERCISE GW25: Direct the Front Foot from a Distance

  • Practice Plan & Workbook

  • EXERCISE GW30: Putting All of the Pieces Together

  • Week 7: Practice Plan & Workbook

  • Week 7: Video Lesson

  • Horse Backs on Auto Pilot, DeSpooking, Fly Spray

  • Practice Plan & Workbook

  • Understanding the Foot Falls

  • EXERCISE GW35: Pivots - Getting Started

  • A Fabulous Pivot

  • Pivots Infographic

  • Groundwork to a Pivot

  • Groundwork in the Saddle