The head shy horse is simply afraid. Someone or something has hurt or frightened him and he doesn’t want it to happen again. In this horse training video, John Lyons, America’s Most Trusted Trainer and Horseman, strategizes with viewers on ways to desensitize a head shy horse.
Putting on a horse bridle requires standing near the shoulder of the animal, stroking the horse’s nose to get the head in the right position and gently inching the bridle on, making sure all straps are flat and comfortable. Get a horse used to wearing a bridle and bit with advice from a riding instructor in this video on equestrian living.
Basic horseback riding tack and equipment consists of the saddle, breast collar, bridal, halter and lead rope. Make sure you have the proper tack and equipment when horseback riding with guidance from a Certified Horsemanship Association instructor in this video on beginning horseback riding.
Horsemanship dos and don’ts are important to teach to beginners because children love horses and therefore, horses can be a magnet to them. Teach your children to be safe around horses with help from a Certified Horsemanship Association instructor in this video on beginning horsemanship.
A great way to look for a good horse for beginners is to consider a breed that is noted for it’s versatility and sound body and mind. Choose the perfect horse for a beginner with tips from a horseback riding instructor in this video on horse breeds.
This video gives instruction on how to safely and properly saddle a horse. The information in this video was presented by Howard Cormier, from the LSU Ag Center. Find more information on horses at www.eXtension.org/horses.
This video gives instruction on how to safely and properly mount a horse. The information in this video was presented by Howard Cormier, from the LSU Ag Center. Find more information on horses at www.eXtension.org/horses.
Here is another Equestrian Neightion video showing how to untack a horse. You would untack a horse or pony in the inverse order of how you tacked up: take off the bridle first, then the saddle. Safety first! Make sure you are in a cross tie area or a stall to ensure a safe environment for yourself and your horse.
One of the hardest things to learn how to do. Takes lots of core strength and balance. I always remind my students that after Training level you can no longer rise in the trot. (Note) – First level you can rise in the lengthening.The rider must learn to have soft hips and relax to follow the horse’ rhythm. The horse must be soft in their back and in the rider’s hands for them to easily sit the trot.