New horse owners can greatly benefit by finding professional assistance in caring for, training and riding horses.
DVD 1: Horse Training (1 hour and 20 minutes) covers philosophy of training; ground work exercises; techniques for gaining control of the head, shoulder and hip; basic maneuvers; and more. DVD 2: Rider Development (30 minutes) explains how to find the rhythm of the horse’s movement and influence the horse through balance and rhythm, as well as other useful information.
Where ever horses are bought or sold, a horseman attempts to fit his horse and set him up squarely on his feet and legs so that the horse can be presented to his best advantage to the perspective buyer. Therefore it is essential to understand the basic skills of fitting and showing a horse at halter.
Horsemanship is more than a class in a horse show. It is the ability of a horseman to ride and handle his horse properly and in balance.
An attentive rider can use the rhythm of a horse's gait to influence speed and direction while riding.
To respond properly to a horse, a rider must be able to recognize and understand what the animal is doing.
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