In this issue you will learn: a helpful groundwork exercise, some ways to prepare your horse for roping, how to identify lateral movements, how to have your horse pick you up from a mounting block, how to open a gate horseback, and something about working dogs. Brimming with high quality instruction this DVD is like having some of the most talented horsemen today hold a private clinic for you and your horses.
Table of Contents:
Help Your Horse to Pick You Up with Amy LeSatz
Whether you’re out on the trail or in an arena, having your horse able to pick you up from a mounting block or a log that you’re standing on is a great asset. Amy LeSatz shows how you can help your horse get comfortable with picking you up from anywhere.
Straight Line Exercise with Paul Dietz
When you are getting started, groundwork can feel like an overly complicated dance routine; one where you have trouble remembering where your feet and hands are supposed to go, and getting timed up with your “partner” can make it even more complex. Paul Dietz demonstrates a simple exercise that can help keep you from making some common groundwork mistakes.
Opening A Gate Horseback with Trevor Carter
If you haven’t done it before, opening a gate from horseback can feel like a big challenge. Trevor Carter demonstrates several ways that you can open a gate horseback and discusses how to properly prepare your horse and keep you both safe in the process.
Working Dogs from Horseback with Bryan Neubert
To have good stockmanship a good understanding of how to use dogs is essential. Bryan Neubert shows a few basics on dog handling and discusses his history with dogs as well as some tips for getting started. A good introduction to the topic, because as Bryan says several times; so much of the dog handling relates to horses and horsemanship.
Rope Preparation on the Ground with Buster McLaury
Before you swing a rope horseback, you would want to be sure and check your horse out from the ground. Buster McLaury demonstrates how you can make sure he is comfortable with the rope and how to help him if he is not.
An Introduction to Lateral Movements with Jim Hicks
If you aren’t familiar with them, Dressage movements can seem overwhelming and difficult to tell one from another. Jim Hicks guides us through them with the help of three very accomplished demonstration riders. See the difference between leg yield, haunches in, shoulder in and many more.
Running time 2 hours.
I was really struggling with starting lateral work as I was getting in the way. Jim Hicks intro to lateral movements helped me do less and stay balanced. The other videos on teaching your horse to pick you up and opening a gate all compliment each other in this DVD.