Les Vogt

Les Vogt’s “Five Easy Pieces” Training Exercises

Training exercises that will improve any horse


Master these five simple warm-up exercises and you can kiss your horse’s training problems good-bye

It sounds too easy doesn’t it?

That’s the same thing I thought when I read the cover of this video. I’ve got to tell you though, after watching this DVD, I was very impressed.

Les Vogt has set up a system of exercises that will help a horse’s training immensely. Granted, I was already using some of these exercises on my horses, but Les has taken it to the next level and organized them into an efficient step by step training system. These exercises are simple, yet very effective.

Following Les’ five training exercises will get your horse really broke. If you do them consistently, your horse will automatically have the foundation training to do…

  • Lead Departures…
  • Spins…
  • Stops…
  • Lead Changes…
  • Correct Circles…
  • And Complete Body Control.

But there an added benefit to this video. This exercise system is also perfect for “diagnosing” your horse’s performance problems. If your horse is having trouble spinning, stopping, changing leads or whatever, you can put him through the five exercises and discover exactly what’s causing the problem.

Unless you live in the world of California reined cow horses, you may not know who Les Vogt is. Les is a trainer I highly respect. The guy is one hell of a hand.

Back in the 1970’s, when the “reined cow horse” was king on the west coast, Les was one of the best. A few years ago, Les also won several AQHA world reining championships. I don’t think Les trains outside horses any more. He trains his own horses and does clinics. Whatever the case, his video is excellent.

Approximate running time: 1hour 10 minutes


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  1. Neander Silva says

    Hi Larry.
    My name is Neander i`m from Brazil, so i did the reins course here, and i watched your videos on you tube so really liked the way that you explained, i have start trained horse but i got some difficuties with stop and spin like how to start teaching a foal stop and how i can improve it in other horse.
    them i would like to know if a buy the DVD you can send me and what would be great for my case? i guess by what i read about the DVDs the Les Vogt’s “Five Easy Pieces” Training Exercises meets my needs.
    If you can give me some advice, would be grateful.
    Thank you very much

  2. Caitlin says

    Hi Mr. Larry,

    I have a question. Whenever I point my horse torward the barn, he starts prancing and breaks into a trot if I let him. If I pull back, though, he tosses his head and prances even more. I am at the end of what I can do to correct this annoying habit. I have tried going in circles until he stops, make him back up, and stop him every time he starts prancing, but Nothing works! I am desperate. I have no clue as to what I can do next. I know you have alot of emails, but if you have time please answer. I will even purchase a DVD from you if it could solve my problem. Thank you for your time.


    • ralph says

      @Caitlin: ride your horse to the barn, let him trot .DO NOT get off or stop,walk and trot big circles,5 to 10 mins. Go back on the trail 10 mins. turn slowly back,relax your body and hands. Do this a few times,he won’t think the barn is so great anymore.

  3. Ann says

    Are your training DVDs, and those of other trainers that you recommend, only good in USA or do you have compatible DVDs for UK and Europe?

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