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Dismounting – Barbara Williams

Barbara demonstrates how to properly dismount. She also goes through various safety tips and suggestions for dismounting.

Tom’s Tips: Straw vs Felt Hat

Brianna Sloan of Lucky Paint Custom Show Shirts gives information on what time of year you should wear a straw or felt hat.

Using Obstacles to Spice Up Lessons DVD ($45/$34)

Using obstacles gives students a reason to learn new skills and help them improve previously learned skills while having fun. How to Make Obstacles to Spice Up Your Lessons: In this informal…

Halter Choice

Tom answers Becky’s question about choices of halters for her horse.

Trail Exercise – Will Knabenshue

Will goes over a basic trail exercise that he likes to do with all of his horses. The “Clover Exercise” can be performed at the walk, trot, and lope.

Stopping Without Pulling – Pete Kyle

Pete shows you how to properly teach your horse to stop without having to pull on the reins.

Connected Riding & Using Music to Find Rhythm ($45/$34)

Using Music to Find Rhythm: Tap into the rhythmic nature of your horse by using music to explain the footfall and song to obtain the harmony - an elegant dance – between you and your horse.

Saddle Fit Solutions for Group Riding Programs DVD ($45/$34)

A take-home application of saddle fit principals for both horse and rider with a focus on adaptation for group riding programs. "Hands-on" process using western saddles.

Spinning Technique for Rookie Rider – Tom McCutcheon

Tom instructs Rookie Rider, Shawn Stratman, on the proper techniques to a good spin and how important the start of the turn is in organizing the whole maneuver, plus the best way to avoid the…

Using a Cavasan – Tom McCutcheon

Tom talks about using a cavasan on his horses, what kind he uses and why they can be helpful.

Different Rein Holds

This video will demonstrate different horseback riding rein holds. Each is used based on the experience of the horse, the experience of the rider, bit, discipline and goals. The different…

Spinning with One Hand – Tom McCutcheon

Tom shows you how he starts his horse and continues to spin with one hand.

Trail Obstacle Training and Its Benefits – Mark Lyon

Mark speaks about getting his horses broke to trail obstacles and how he believes it helps the horses.

What to Look For in a Reining Prospect

Tom McCutcheon discusses what should be considered when purchasing a reining prospect.

How to Saddle a Horse Correctly (English saddle)

Safely Saddling with an English Saddle by Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)

Cleaning a Stall – Reed Kyle

Reed explains the basics of how to clean out a horse stall and the difference between good and bad shavings.

Rating a Pole – Will Knabenshue

Will goes over the scoring of a trail class while they are showing, and then goes into rating a horse to a pole.

Choreographic Elements for All (Non-Dancers & Dancers)

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Trevor Dare, Associate Trainer at Xtra Quarter Horses, gives tips on speeding up your spins, Part 2

Trevor picks up where we left off in this second installment of how to speed up your spins. Part 2 of 2.

Side Passing – Mozaun McKibben

Mozaun goes over how he likes to get his horse to side pass, and how he will use a log for the horse to learn. Mozaun speaks about the practical use of teaching your horse to side pass.

Hat Care Misconceptions – Bobbie Gough

Bobbie with Shorty’s Hattery lists a few common misconceptions people have when taking care of their hats.

Skid Boots – Tom McCutcheon

Tom talks about using skid boots during your ride.

Individual Level Manuals - LEVEL 1 ($24.95/$14.95)

Level 1 Horse sense, rules for safe riding, parts of the horse and tack, approaching, leading, grooming, saddling and bridling, mounting and dismounting, basic seat and hand position, basic…

Packaging Design for Creatives & Entrepreneurs

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Shoe Types Part Two – Trent Wargo

Trent explains the shoes for the hind end of a reining horse.

Jumping 101 and Development of the Lesson Horse DVD ($45/$34)

Jumping 101: Safe practical progression of horse and rider as they journey into the world of jumping. Includes exercises to help riders obtain the correct jumping position and demonstrates…

Lesson Exercises for Various Level Riders & Lunge Line Exercises DVD ($45/$34)

Lesson Exercises for Various Level Riders: Teaching group lessons to riders with a wide range of riding abilities is always a challenge.

Teaching a Horse to Sidepass

Tom McCutcheon demonstrates how to teach a horse side passing

Tom McCutcheon – How to Grow Your Program

Tom McCutcheon gives us some tips on how to grow your program in this latest “Ask Tom Anything.” Check out Tom’s video!

Costs of Breeding – Barb Wibbles

Barb talks about all of the costs that you can incur to breed and to foal out your horse. Knowing the possible costs before breeding can be incredibly valuable to understanding and keeping a…

How to Walk a Line in a Jump Course to Figure Out Correct Striding

This Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) video explains how to effectively count jump strides in a line of fences while doing a course walk on foot. It is always a good idea to measure…

Spirit Sun Qi Gong (Taoist Yoga Flow)

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