Learning to Trot a Pony

Learning to Trot a Pony

Watch my oldest daughter (9) learn how to ride a horse by going from lead line to independently trotting around the ring. She's taking weekly lessons throughout the summer. Horseback riding is a fantastic activity. There are so many mental and physical benefits to riding. It has a meditative effect because the only focus is on riding and staying on the horse. Riding a large, powerful animal with a mind and agenda of its own is a full-body workout that forces you to engage muscles you didn’t know existed and be constantly adjusting to the form of the animal. This develops body awareness, quick thinking, coordination, core strength, assertiveness and self-confidence. ツ S U B S C R I B E (it's FREE) http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=msdiaperd Hey there! I'm Dana. I'm a wife and Mother to 4 kids, including twin boys and two girls. I work full time outside the home in finance as a Corporate Accountant, but enjoy sharing my personal and parenting journey online. We live in the Philadelphia area. Follow Me Everywhere @MsDanaRyan "Too Cool" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

I refuse to change you. [Bailey - 3 years]

I refuse to change you. [Bailey - 3 years]

[[so this is a little early but I thought I'd go right ahead and finish it while I had inspiration]] Wow, what can I say about this little horse! She has absolutely changed my life and there's no words to describe how much I love her ^_^ • 3 years • 18 falls • 11 wins • millions of competitions • bareback & tackless • my first time XC • lost my confidence so many times • jump record: 1m15 • bareback jump record: 90cm • took me from jumping 2ft to 3ft9! At the end of the video I put a few photos that I think show how far me and Bailey have progressed! My position, my confidence, my knowledge of horses, even Bailey's behaviour - sometimes! - have all improved and it's all down to the fact that 3 years ago, my parents bought me this horse - the horse we did not realise would become such an amazing friend and teacher to me. So the first photo of each pair is me and Bailey a few months/a year after we bought her, then the second is a few weeks/months ago. Fingers crossed for many more happy years! 1 year video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASmIBLGRpV8 2 year video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J6wa4I_L9U 2.5 year video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGffMrcIPVA bareback dressage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL6W5YxzpQE

Bossy, stiff ponies and how to fix them!

Bossy, stiff ponies and how to fix them!

How to stop the young horse bolting (half halts) - YRS TV Episode 51

How to stop the young horse bolting (half halts) - YRS TV Episode 51

Enjoying the learnings from this video and want to learn more? Dressage Mastery is getting a hot new website and program upgrade! http://www.dressagemastery.com The Online Program helping riders worldwide. Like this video? SUBSCRIBE to get the latest ones when they come out weekly and show your support :) How do you stop the young horse from running off or rushing? You have to make sure that the horse follows your lead. When you have a horse that is rushing, ask yourself why? Is the horse scarred, tense, dogs... The horse needs to be taught to listen to the rider who is the leader. Is the horse listening to your half halts? Are you in fact giving half halts? But don't continually pull on the reins, that is not effective. A lot of riders hold the reins and the horse will just push against you. With half halts the horse will listen then might quicken after it then you deliver another half halt. The quicker you are with half halts, the horse learns there is no point running because the rider will just half halt. I hope the video was useful and helpful in controlling the young horse that runs off. If you'd like to know more about Natasha's riding program please visit http://www.dressagemastery.com Until next time, happy half halt riding :)

Three Tips to Improving Canter Transitions

Three Tips to Improving Canter Transitions

One of the most difficult transitions for horses and riders is often the transition from trot to canter. If you are new to riding the canter is faster and has a completely different feel and rhythm than the walk or trot. Some horses are much easier but many will either speed up and race into the canter or take a big jump into it that can unsettle the rider. Other times it may feel like a struggle to even get into the canter at all. There are a number of elements to consider when looking to improve the canter transition, from improving our seat and ability to apply the canter cue to making sure the horse understands what the canter cue means and then improving the balance of the horse so the canter becomes slower and more comfortable. I am going to talk a bit about each of these in today’s video, but I know for myself I am often guilty of simply doing too much. Often the more we think about each little movement we should be making, our internal dialogue takes off and the less we really feel the horse. We focus too much on mechanics such as move my outside leg back, lift the inside rein, wait, I need to sit back more…. What I find and am often reminded of by my own teachers is that once we have a good alignment and basic position, the best we can do for the horse is to soften in our position and focus on the feel of the horse. Often this simple mental shift results in a huge improvement through all of the transitions, including the canter. In today’s video I am going to give you three tips to improve your canter. Hit play below to watch the video and then leave me a comment with your thoughts! Watch more videos at http://www.crktrainingblog.com/

We Learn, We Fall

We Learn, We Fall

DISCLAIMER: +THIS IS NOT ME +SHE IS A MUCH BETTER RIDER +SHE HAS VIRTUALLY EVERY RIDING FAULT POSSIBLE +LOOK AT THE IMPROVEMENT VIDEOS +THE GIRTH WASN'T TIGHT ENOUGH, STIRRUPS WERE TOO LONG, SHE RODE HIDEOUSLY. I KNOW THIS. STOP COMMENTING ABOUT THIS. ANY MORE COMMENTS ABOUT THE WAY SHE RODE MONTHS AGO DOES NOT EFFECT HER ABILITY NOW, SHE IS A LOT BETTER. about the video: My friend Kaitlyn canters when unbalanced and falls off of Daizey. She is a rider who HAD very little and bad past training in Western, so English and the whole concept is still new, please do NOT comment things about her heels, knees, legs, hands, and so on. She is simply learning, and hit the dirt. She knows why, and she's getting better every time. You MAY use this video in falling off videos, but please let me know so I can watch it afterwards!

Pony racing authority 2016 wincanton race

Pony racing authority 2016 wincanton race

Wincanton, Somerset, England, 1st timers pony racing race no. 7 on Sat 14th May 2016

Maddie Best Canter 11 7 15

Maddie Best Canter 11 7 15

DOES YOUR HORSE RUSH AFTER A FENCE? IM HERE TO HELP. TOP TIPS FRIDAY

DOES YOUR HORSE RUSH AFTER A FENCE? IM HERE TO HELP. TOP TIPS FRIDAY

TOP TIPS FRIDAY! Hope you find this video helpful! Please comment and leave me your feedback!! Follow the link over to my Facebook page and Instagram too! @Mirihackett https://m.facebook.com/Hackett-Equine... If you would like to send me products to review or feature in my videos please email me at mirihackett@gmail.com

Elements || Dressage Music Video ||

Elements || Dressage Music Video ||

None of the music or video footage is mine, I only claim ownership of the editing, hence the watermark. Enjoy! Song: Elements - Lindsey Stirling https://youtu.be/sf6LD2B_kDQ

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