Great Basin horseman Martin Black delivers an insightful DVD series for the aspiring bridle horse maker and admirer alike. In these DVDs, Martin will share with you what he has learned from his experiences buckarooing on some big outfits and working around top-horseman using traditional gear and methods. Learn the function and use of this traditional gear, proper fitting and selection in the process of making of bridle horse. This is not the latest and greatest he is sharing, but rather an old tradition he wants to preserve and honor.
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.
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.
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.
Many horses are being ridden in pain which can cause dangerous behaviors leading to serious injury. This can be easily fixed by having a basic knowledge of proper saddle placement and fitting. Although not an exhaustive teaching on saddle fit, this video covers the necessary basics of Western saddle fit. For more information on Pam Tanner, training, horses for sale and more training videos please visit www.pamtanner.com
A western saddle needs to be measured in order to make sure that it is comfortable for the rider. Find out how to bring measuring tape from the back of the pommel to the seam of the cantle with help from an internationally-certified horse trainer and instructor in this free video on measuring a western horse saddle.
Expert: Rebekah Larimer Bio: Rebekah Larimer is an internationally-certified horse trainer and instructor. Filmmaker: Lisa Fenderson
Josephine Dancy, National Saddle Centre NZ, gives a step by step video guide for riders wanting to measure their horse for a saddle and give saddle fitters and makers a reasonably accurate diagram from which to make an informed selection of the best fitting and most comfortable saddles for their horse
Dr. Joanna Robson shows you how to tell if your saddle could be causing pain – and even bad behaviors. Go to www.bayequest,com for more saddle fitting videos on how to fit your hunt seat saddle, dressage saddle and western saddle.