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Ray Hunt Colt Starting Series

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


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Product Description

You’ll see this master horseman interact naturally with young horses, without
gimmicks or abuse. You’ll experience and begin to understand the mental togetherness
that eliminates forcing and leads a horse to learn to accept your ideas as his
ideas. Ray Hunt’s attitude and philosophy about the horse and its relationship
to its rider, combined with his techniques that have been refined over 30 years
with thousands of colts, can be one of the #1 influences of your lifetime with

The Man
Ray Hunt started more than 10,000 colts. For more than 30 years he
gave educational clinics throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia,
and Europe. Here Ray shares techniques and philosophy that apply to all
riding disciplines. And here, in just a few days, colts get the best possible
start to a lifelong relationship with riders. As Ray often mentions to folks
“I’m here for the horse—to help him get a better deal”. Spend
three days with America’s most effective horseman as he starts four previously
unridden colts. The Ray Hunt Colt Starting Clinic you always wanted
to attend — Ray himself working with the colts from the ground!

The Contents
More than 5 hours of hands – on instruction contained on 2 DVDs

These DVDs contain material and instruction rarely seen by any but Ray’s
personal friends. Here Ray works with colts at a depth not often seen
in any horse training videotape. A major lesson to learn from Ray Hunt is that
the beginning is not only the most interesting, but he most important part of
a horse’s education. Here you’ll see all four colts achieve important
“firsts” – first saddling, first bridling, first ride, first group
ride, and on to beginning training exercises. This is what sets up a horse’s
career for success, no matter what breed or discipline. An important and unusual
aspect of this video series is that it is presented almost in real time. Instead of just showing “before” and “after”, leaving out
what (and how long) it might take to achieve various training mileposts, what
you see is what actually happened. Or as Ray would put it, you’ll get
to see — what happened before what happened, happened. All sequences
were photographed using broadcast-quality cameras. Real-time duplication
was used (SP mode) to preserve fidelity and to give long -lasting quality training
tapes that you can enjoy over and over again.

4 reviews for Ray Hunt Colt Starting Series

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    A must have! If nothing else to remind us of the ways Ray did things. As a way of continuing ones education, this is a great series to see subtle ways of thinking and getting things done.
    For me, it was a reminder of things I forgot, or heard but never learned to pay attention to. I also find that as I have watched it over again and again through a decade or so, I notice things unspoken that make sense to me as I’ve gotten better.
    It is also at times a sad reminder of how much I’ll never know as some knowledge always disappears with a master.
    I would recommend this for anyone interested in horsemanship, whether starting colts or not.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent instruction! I started my first horse an 8 year old mustang mare, using Ray Hunt’s instruction. On the 16th ride I put a inexperienced rider with no problems whatsoever.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robin Green

    This is one of my favorite colt starting DVDs. Ray Hunt has a very special way about him with horses. There’s not a lot of useless jibber jabber & such with Mr. Hunt. Make no mistake about it, he’s all about giving the horse a good deal. There are a lot of horses who need the touch of a horse-master like Mr. Hunt. He notices what bothers each horse & addresses it. How to help the horse not be so bothered by it. If I were a horse, I’d hope to belong to someone like Ray Hunt. He’s at ease with this work but he explains what he’s doing well. I enjoy this dvd. I’m long past the point of doing colt starting (at least until I meet a colt that I can’t keep my hands off of) but I still watch this dvd every so often because I always learn something from Ray Hunt. Some little something that I missed.

    I would recommend this dvd for colt starters but also for anyone who wants to simply learn more about reading a horse, understanding them, learning how to help them so they don’t get worse or so that you don’t bypass a lesson the horse really needs, etc… This is an excellent dvd for horsemen… period :) I love it.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Bought for my husband, whom is largely a self-taught horse trainer, specializing in starting colts. He is always looking for new approaches to training with a strong emphasis on good horsemanship, and he enjoyed watching these videos. It is great that Mr. Hunt is working with the horses in real time, with no editing, so you know exactly how long each step takes. He does a great job of talking through what he is doing and why. The sound quality is pretty darn decent, despite these being older recordings. Myself being very green about working with horses was also able to pick up some tips, although I don’t plan on starting my own anytime soon (but I maybe could if I took the time to study these DVDs and work on my timing with our older horses).

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