In this issue you will learn: Some exercises to prepare to canter your horse, trailer loading suggestions, a tail lifting exercise, how to move the front quarters, and some groundwork exercises for kids. 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.
• Tail Lifting Exercise with Amy LeSatz 7:36
A helpful piece in any pre-ride check would be to see how a horse is about handling his tail. Amy LeSatz demonstrates how you can assess how tight a horse is and help him relax with a little help.
• Moving the Front Quarters with Buster McLaury 5:53
There is a lot of focus on learning to move the hind quarters of a horse properly. Buster McLaury spends some time explaining why you need to have solid control over the front end of your horse, and how to achieve that goal.
• Trailer Loading Suggestiwith Bryan Neubert 24:32
Teaching any horse to load into a trailer can be intimidating; especially if the horse isn’t very well halter broke, or had much experience on the end of a lead rope. Bryan Neubert demonstrates how to get a horse ready to load in the trailer and shows just how easy the loading part is once the horse is ready.
• Prepare to Canter Exercises Part #1 with Trevor Carter 11:09
For some riders the transition to the canter or lope can be a terrifying one. Even if the horse behaves perfectly the speed and new motion can be intimidating. Trevor Carter shows you some ways that you can set up the transition so that you can build both physical and emotional confidence in the transition.
• Groundwork Simplified for Kids (and adults) Part 1 with Johanna Redmond 30:17
Anyone who has worked on their groundwork can relate to feeling overwhelmed by it. The balancing of moving feet, hands, watching expression; it’s all a bit overwhelming. Johanna Redmond takes a handful of her young students through their pre-ride groundwork paces, focusing on safety as well as fun.