Safe and Smooth Mounting with David Hillman

Getting off and on a horse can put you in a vulnerable position. David Hillman demonstrates several ways that you can safely mount and dismount. Whether you are riding a young horse, or you are an older rider, or …. an older rider on a young horse, his suggestions will make the mounting and dismounting  […]

An Introduction to Lateral Work with Amelia Newcomb

Introducing lateral work to your horse can feel overwhelming, and if we as riders don’t have a clear concept on the movement we are looking for how can we expect to ask our horses for it? Dressage trainer Amelia Newcomb demonstrates how she approaches training lateral movements starting with leg yield and moving to shoulder […]

An Aid for Riders with Wendy Murdoch

Having tools you can use on your own to improve your position without an instructor are invaluable. In this segment Wendy Murdoch talks a rider through the use of Franklin balls in the saddle to improve leg position and function. The full length of this lesson is 14:50. Please enjoy a preview: Order this issue:

The Ambidextrous Rider Part 1 with Chris Sobenes

In this segment Chris Sobenes introduces the idea of helping to create an ambidextrous rider. Whether you are an instructor looking for tips on helping your students, or a rider who struggles with imbalances in yourself, these segments will give you some great ideas to become more balanced. In this portion Chris works on suggestions […]

Stepping Out of The Comfort Zone with Martin Black

In a performance situation where you are asking your horse to make quick athletic movements you need to be able to bring the life way up in your horse with out it being upsetting. Martin Black talks you through getting your horse out of his comfort zone, bringing the energy way up in a maneuver […]

Saddling Details with David Hillman

There are a lot of little details to saddling a horse. David Hillman takes you through the details that can help you become smooth, safe and efficient in your saddling. From carrying the saddle, swinging it up on your horse’s back, to doing the cinches there are many opportunities to alter what you might have […]

Riding Good Transitions with Amelia Newcomb

Transitions are important in every discipline of riding. In this segment Amelia Newcomb guides you through riding a variety of transitions to warm your horse up and improve his gaits. She breaks down the aids as well as outlines what she is looking for in each transition.  Please enjoy a preview of this lesson, full […]

Saddling After A Wreck with Kristi Fredrickson

Sometimes things go wrong and we need to know what to do after a problem has happened. In this segment Kristi Fredrickson demonstrates how she would work with a horse who unfortunately had the saddle get under his belly during a prior ride. Kristi offers some exercises to prepare the horse for being re-saddled for […]

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