Watch the Giddy Up Uh Lick online guitar lesson by Gareth Pearson from Travis, Atkins & Reed Guidebook
I don't know why I've always called this picking pattern the "Giddy Up Uh" lick. Perhaps it's because it always reminds me of riding a horse, whether it's the sound the lick creates without that open G string, or the actually playing of itself. After practicing this lick for some time, the right-hand fingering should become mechanical, and your fingers should gallop to the beat. Like most exercises, start slow then build up the speed.