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Staying Fit On The Road
Robin Martinez

Staying Fit On The Road
Robin MartinezAs a rider, fitness expert Robin Martinez, knows how hard it is to get to the gym during show season. You arrive at the show grounds at the break of dawn for the first class and can’t leave until the horses are snuggled in their stalls for the evening. Robin shows us how to maximize our down time in between classes and get in a great workout, whether it’s back at the hotel, in the RV or even in the barn aisle!

Also make sure to check out Robin’s introduction to her fitness series, The Essential Elements of Fitness, by clicking here.

Running Time: 8 minutes and 43 seconds

Straight And Simple
Bernie TraurigConfused about how to keep a straight track in lines? Here’s a quick and easy fix from Bernie that will get you and your horse headed straight down the middle of those lines.

Running Time: 4 minutes and 16 seconds

Strategies For Managing A Fresh Horse
Peter PletcherMember Request from Shayna: I would love to see some more hunter videos! Slowing down a speedy/energetic hunter would be an awesome topic and I love Peter Pletcher’s videos! Would like to see more from him!

In this quick tip segment. Peter Pletcher answers Shayna’s Member Request and discusses safe and effective ways to cope with a fresh horse.

Running Time: 1 minute and 53 seconds

Stretches to Help the Beginning Rider Achieve Proper Position on a Horse
Susan DealPart 5 of Susan Deal’s “Forward Riding Series – Exercises for a Rider’s First Year”

In this 5th video lesson, Susan Deal (ANRC Level 5 Rider, National Judge, and Steward) introduces some stretching exercises to a new rider in order to encourage proper position in the tack. She covers exercises to correct a rider’s placement in the saddle and stretching techniques to perfect position both at a standstill and on a lunge line. These exercises will help equestrians of all levels to be more flexible with the horse, move with the horse and feel the horse during the ride. Susan ends with an exercise for relaxation and flexion to release the tension and allow beginners to more easily move with the rhythm of the horse.

Running Time: 12 minutes and 56 seconds

Suppleness – Unlocking the Gaits
Verena MahinA supple horse who is relaxed and whose physical and mental state indicate he enjoys his work is, of course, ideal in any discipline and especially dressage. A tense, stiff or rigid horse is unable to use his body effectively and can’t properly demonstrate rhythm, relaxation, connection, impulsion, straightness or collection. Join Verena Mahin as she shares her favorite exercises to attain a greater degree of suppleness that subsequently allows the horse to move with bigger, more expressive gaits.

Running Time: 32 minutes and 44 seconds

Swapless On Course
Team GlynnYou are having a flawless trip, you see your distance to that single oxer across the diagonal a mile away, you know there’s a blue ribbon in your future…. and then, in anticipation of a change of direction, your beloved, loyal mount swaps his lead in front of the jump. Hope and Ned Glynn have a way to fix it!

Running Time: 7 minutes and 49 seconds

Tack Cleaning Tips
Cori ChristmannCleaning your tack is more than making it look good; it prolongs the life of your equipment and gives you the chance to check for wear and tear which is vital to your safety. Join Cori Christmann as she goes over proper cleaning and care of your tack.

Running Time: 12 minutes and 36 seconds

Teaching the Automatic Release – The Hagman Formula, Part 1
James HagmanThe automatic release is an essential skill in every good rider’s toolbox. The use of it promotes a soft elastic connection with the mouth that follows the horse’s neck (bascule) over a jump. Additionally, the automatic release or following arms, illustrates the independence of the rider’s seat and legs. In this topic Jim Hagman, founder and head coach of Elvenstar (one of the West Coast’s most successful show stables), presents his formula for introducing and perfecting this, the most advanced release. Joining Jim as demonstrator is his superstar student, Sydney Hutchins, whose mastery of the automatic release was evident recently during her two giant wins – the 2014 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West and the 2014 ASPCA Maclay Regionals West!

Running Time: 6 minutes and 37 seconds

Click Here to view the other videos in Jim’s Automatic Release series.

Teaching the Automatic Release – The Hagman Formula, Part 2
James HagmanThe automatic release is an essential skill in every good rider’s toolbox. The use of it promotes a soft elastic connection with the mouth that follows the horse’s neck (bascule) over a jump. Additionally, the automatic release or following arms, illustrates the independence of the rider’s seat and legs. In this topic Jim Hagman, founder and head coach of Elvenstar (one of the West Coast’s most successful show stables), presents his formula for introducing and perfecting this, the most advanced release. Joining Jim as demonstrator is his superstar student, Sydney Hutchins, whose mastery of the automatic release was evident recently during her two giant wins – the 2014 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West and the 2014 ASPCA Maclay Regionals West!

Running Time: 7 minutes and 32 seconds

Click Here to view the other videos in Jim’s Automatic Release series.

Teaching the Automatic Release – The Hagman Formula, Part 3
James HagmanThe automatic release is an essential skill in every good rider’s toolbox. The use of it promotes a soft elastic connection with the mouth that follows the horse’s neck (bascule) over a jump. Additionally, the automatic release or following arms, illustrates the independence of the rider’s seat and legs. In this topic Jim Hagman, founder and head coach of Elvenstar (one of the West Coast’s most successful show stables), presents his formula for introducing and perfecting this, the most advanced release. Joining Jim as demonstrator is his superstar student, Sydney Hutchins, whose mastery of the automatic release was evident recently during her two giant wins – the 2014 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West and the 2014 ASPCA Maclay Regionals West!

Running Time: 6 minutes and 31 seconds

Click Here to view the other videos in Jim’s Automatic Release series.

The Abuse Of The Indirect Rein
Bernie TraurigBernie demonstrates the beautiful effects that can be accomplished with the proper use of the Indirect Rein In Front of the Wither and, at the same time, addresses the pitfalls of improper use.

Running Time: 4 minutes and 52 seconds

The Cardinal Gymnastic
Bernie TraurigThis exercise was originally designed for a little Thoroughbred horse, The Cardinal, that Bernie had great success with in the 70’s. This horse needed confidence building in oxer combinations and with the aid of this gymnastic, he evolved into a courageous, winning grand prix horse and one of Bernie’s best.

Running Time: 10 minutes and 55 seconds

The Figure 8 Bandage For The Hock
Alita HendricksIn this horsemanship series, veteran horsewoman, Alita “Bunny” Hendricks, shows you the proper way to bandage your horse with detailed demonstrations of each step while emphasizing horsemanship and safety. This is the third video of the series and features the figure 8 bandage for the hock.

Running Time: 24 minutes and 24 seconds

 

The Figure 8 Bandage For The Knee
Alita HendricksIn this horsemanship series, veteran horsewoman, Alita “Bunny” Hendricks, shows you the proper way to bandage your horse with detailed demonstrations of each step while emphasizing horsemanship and safety. This is the second video of the series and features the figure 8 bandage for the knee.

Running Time: 22 minutes and 39 seconds

 

The First Lesson for a Beginner Rider
Susan DealPart 2 of Susan Deal’s Forward Riding Series – Exercises for a Rider’s First Year”

Join USHJA certified trainer, Susan Deal, as she gives young students their first lesson on a horse and starts them on the path of proper position and correct horsemanship. In this video Susan, with her upbeat, encouraging style, shows us her methods for starting a beginner equestrian off right by covering stirrup and girth adjustments, mounting, picking up the reins, proper position, and basic rein aids.  The exercises she uses are designed to get the rider comfortable in the saddle.

Running Time: 18 minutes and 58 seconds

The Formula for Dialed In Corner Jumps
Bernie TraurigFinally, a formula to meet that pesky corner jump! In this topic Bernie outlines his strategies for creating the right distance and track that will set you up for a line.

Running Time: 10 minutes and 53 seconds

 

The Gymnastic Phase Of The 2011 CET Medal Finals
John AndersonJoin Olympian John Anderson as he dissects phase two, the gymnastic phase, of Canada’s most demanding equitation medal final. Course designer, Peter Holmes, has given these top equitation riders a very sophisticated test. John rides the course on his grand prix horse, Terrific, and discusses the challenges it presents.

Running Time: 22 minutes and 50 seconds

The Ideal Hunter Type
John FrenchJohn French describes in detail the overall look and conformation that make up the ideal hunter type.

Running Time: 17 minutes and 9 seconds

The Independent Seat
Denny EmersonDenny Emerson discusses the importance of a seat that can absorb the concussion of the horse’s gaits, where the core of the rider’s body becomes one with the horse. With his demonstration riders, he illustrates how a rider can become a better shock absorbing machine with exercises to develop an independent seat.

Running Time: 22 minutes and 7 seconds

The Kusner Gymnastic
Bernie Traurig(Kathy Kusner & Untouchable shown in thumbnail/photo)

Bernie was originally introduced to this gymnastic many years ago when he saw it executed by his close friend and amazing Olympian, Kathy Kusner. It eventually proved to be useful in his own career as a coach. In this topic he passes on a very useful exercise that teaches horses to regulate their stride in tight combinations to encourage their best jumping effort.

Running Time: 11 mintues and 1 second

 

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