Safe and Effective Line Driving with Colts

Justin Briggs demonstrates the safest and most effective way to line drive this two-year-old future barrel horse.
Justin Briggs demonstrates line driving with a horse in the roundpen.
Briggs works on line driving with a colt. coach and professional horseman Justin Briggs demonstrates a safe and effective way to line drive colts. He shares the best practices to make it a positive, safe experience while working with this two-year-old colt.

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About Justin Briggs

Originally from Fort Pierce, Florida, east of Okeechobee, Briggs moved to Stephenville in 1998. Horsemanship has always been a part of Briggs’ life. He got his start with horses from his grandma, who trained hunter jumpers and dressage horses. Along with his diverse English riding background, his mother also rode cutting horses. Though he started off in the cutting, he continued on roping in the fifth grade. Briggs went on to have a successful roping career in college both heading and heeling. He married World Champion barrel racer Jordon Briggs in 2010, and the couple settled in Tolar, Texas, in 2021. Their business, Briggs Performance Horses, focuses mainly on producing top barrel horses, barrel horse prospects and rope horses. 

“The husband and wife team of Justin and Jordon Briggs have worked to establish an unrivaled training program at Briggs Performance Horses,” said Bonnie Wheatley, content director for Barrel Racing Magazine and “I think Justin’s colt starting series gives barrel racers a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the philosophy and the day-to-day routines from the first ride on through the process of developing the skills and confidence that transforms raw prospects into elite equine athletes. Justin and Jordon do it all themselves! The success they’ve had together is well proven and something we’re very proud to share.”

In his colt starting masterclass, Briggs gives you the information you need to start and bring along your top barrel horse prospect. He uses a thoughtful, well-rounded approach with a focus on quality over quantity. 


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