Welcome to the 37th issue of The Horseman’s Gazette, a quarterly video-series that enables you to watch and learn from some of the most talented horsemen and -women working with horses today.
Education is the main objective of this video-series. Because we believe that it’s the little things that make a big difference; a change in expression, the length of a pause, the smoothness of a transition, these video segments are edited as little as possible to give you the whole picture of how each horse and rider progress.
Becoming a better horseman is a life-long process, and if you are serious about becoming the best you can be, now you can enjoy having access to some of the best resources in the horsemanship world.
So, Come along for the ride — you and your horse will be glad that you did!
The Not-So-Basic Basics with Steve and Amy LeSatz 49:11
Sometimes the basics are not so basic. From saddling to bridling, catching to leading those fundamental skills can set the tone for all your interactions with your horse. Steve and Amy LeSatz offer some great guidance on getting things to go right from the beginning and build a solid foundation with your horse.
Canter Transitions with Alice Trindle 51:23
Riding balanced and calm transitions up to the canter can be a challenge for many riders. Alice demonstrates on a young and energetic horse ways to help a horse be prepared to make good transitions. This is not a drill for transitions but a way to feel of your horse and help him through the transition.
The Square with Trevor Carter 28:02
Once you have a start on some basic lateral movements it is time to put them to use in some different ways. Trevor Carter uses a square exercise to show you how to incorporate lateral movements within a controlled space. He guides you through strategies for approaching different challenges as well as common pitfalls.