Archive for May 2011
Directed by Rasmus Bro in 2008 using stop-motion techniques. The video is shot in Copenhagen. Horseback Tenors can be found on Parades. The second album by Efterklang.
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Whether you’re going for your very first horseback ride or a seasoned rider, this could very well be the most important letter you’ve read all day. Today I’m going to reveal the secrets of safe riding every horse owner should know-whether they’re riding in the arena, jumping, or going on trail rides.
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Eric Bravo has just put everything you need to know-from how to stop a horse in an emergency to riding fluidly so that you’re part of the horse-in a four video set no horse owner can live without.
Imagine being able to ride any gait without bouncing.
Picture yourself being able to ride all day-without any aches and pains.
Imagine the feeling of riding with complete confidence, with a horse that’s calm and responsive.
Think of having a horse so light on the reins, that he’d turn on a dime.
Picture your horse coming to a stop immediately – without pulling or struggling, in any gait, even a full gallop-giving you complete safety in the saddle.
Thinking about your horse right this very moment, does this seem like an impossibility, maybe because your horse seems to do just what he wants, or is occasionally out of control?
Well, what I described in the above paragraphs can be reality and faster than you think. Horse Trainer Eric Bravo is going to show you how to do all of the above and more-in step-by-step fashion-making your horse confident, and responsive. In the process you’ll gain confidence too, learning how to ride your horse the right-and safe-way.
In this 5 video, 2 and a half hour series you’ll learn:
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* The critical groundwork training to use before riding your horse.
* How to mount and dismount a horse safely.
* Learn how to lower a horse’s head (vertical flexion) on the ground and in the saddle. Find out how this promotes relaxation and confidence in your horse.
* Learn how to do lateral flexion on the ground and in the saddle to promote responsiveness.
* Teach your horse to “Go”, even train a young colt for the first time.
* Teach your horse to respond to the one-rein stop.
* Find out how vital exercises moving the hindquarter and front end while in the saddle make your horse more responsive than ever.
* Learn how to move your body with your horse so that you actually become part of the horse while riding.
* Get rid of bouncing while riding.
* Never again feel out of control with your horse.
* Learn how to change gaits fluidly-moving your horse from walk, trot, to canter, and back again.
* Learn figure-8 exercises to train your horse to be completely responsive to turns.
* Find out how to transfer groundwork exercises like backing up your horse to the saddle.
* Learn more advanced riding techniques to take your riding to a new level.
* Teach your horse how to side pass.
* Be safe!
In Prepare for Riding, Eric Bravo shows you the critical exercises you need to do with your horse before riding. These exercises not only ensure safety, they help you establish leadership with your horse before getting on her back and help increase responsiveness-making your horse light and easy to control.
Topics covered include:
* Basic groundwork to do with your horse when planning a ride-and how to do it in under ten minutes.
* Flexing techniques to help your horse relax.
* How to get your horse paying attention to you.
* How to introduce a horse to the saddle-even if its the first time.
* Putting the saddle, bridle, and reins on your horse.
* Mounting and dismounting your horse.
* Exercises to do in the saddle before going out on a ride, or for training your horse the first time.
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Equestrian Shop in UK – Horse Riding Equipment – Equestrian Clothing – Saddles – Dragonfly Saddlery
Article by Pravin Maske
Dragonfly Saddlery is member of the Society of Master Saddlers and is a well established selling of horse saddles, horse riding equipment and equestrian clothing at its saddlery shop in Sussex, England, UK. We aim to provide high quality saddlery, saddle fittings service, equestrian equipment, riding wear and pet accessories.
Amongst our stock of horse riding equipment and equestrian clothing we have for the horse: horseware including horse saddles, showing saddles, jumping saddles, saddle accessories and horse bridles that include the jumping bridle and showing bridle. Amongst our other equestrian supplies are horse bandages, horse rugs, horse bits, horse girths, horse care products, horse boots, reins, girths, lunge cavessons, lunge reins, side reins, lunge whips and training rollers. Also brushing boots, tendon boots, over reach boots, stable rugs, travel rugs & turnout rugs, spurs, numnahs & saddle pads, stirrup irons & stirrup leathers, nosebands, bridle bits, headcollars, reins, martingales, breastplates & other tack and grooming accessories. We conduct saddle fitting in Sussex & parts of Kent, Surrey & London. Other areas by arrangement.
For horse riders our extensive range of riding wear (equestrian clothing) includes horse riding boots, horse riding shirts, riding hats, breeches/jodhpurs, gloves, long riding boots, short jodhpur boots, half chaps, gaiters, jodhpurs & breeches, show & hacking Jackets, gloves, traditional riding hats, show jumping hats & skull hats for cross country & eventing. Also body protectors and event shirts for cross country and all other horse riding clothing.
The famous brand names that we stock include Advantage, Anky, Airowear, Reiver, Blyth Tait, Charles Owen, Haflinger, Fieldhouse, Griffin, Prestige Italia, Just Togs, Lovatt & Ricketts, Loveson, Mountain Horse, Maxam, Pessoa, Legacy, Rodrigo, Amo, Jeffery, Tweenager, Prolite, Shires, Stubben, Safari, Thorowgood, Saddlehugger,Horseware, Rambo and Rhino, Typhoon, Equetech, Richard Davidson saddles, Eskadron, Tuffa, English Gaiters, Rodney powell, KC Sports, Cobra, Howes body protectors, Hunters, Splashers, JTE and Drizabone.
Our equestrian shop and online horse riding supplies web site is ideal for shopping or to give gifts to horse and pony lover.
For your pets, we have good stock of pet accessories and pet equipment that helps you to handle your pets with ease and keep them happy. Our stock includes pet carriers, pets collars and leads, health treats for pets, dog harnesses, pet ID tags & collar, pet clothing, pet bowls, pet beds, pet toys, pet grooming kits, pet food and dog training things.
Through our online shop, we can also dispatch saddlery, riding clothes, horse equipment & pet equipment worldwide including Australia, America and Europe. For more details visit at our equestrian shop or website or call us. We are keen to provide you service at anytime.
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Visit Dragonfly Saddlery Shop in UK, Australia and America – to get the best collection of horse saddles, horse equipment, horse riding equipment, pet accessories and pet equipments.
It takes precision, grace, endurance, speed, power & agility. It gives us thrill, dreams & passion. It is horseback riding.
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Basics of Equestrian Training
Article by Danielle Saige
Equestrian training is a somewhat difficult practice. Training horses does not only involve giving directions to your horse but rewards that must follow the action. Every time you want to put across your instruction, a new and closer bond is created between the instructor and the horse.
Before you start guiding the horse, you have to ensure that you are a good rider and you have the required technique to control the horse. You need to be highly skillful in order to understand the nature, behavior and actions of your horse as they would be of different kind and characteristics. Each horse requires a different approach and so you need to be sensitive about the needs. The popularity of the horseback adventure is on a rising note and plenty of foundations are coming up in association to the equestrian training. A horse put up for sale may also undergo training and could be quite alluring for people who love horses. Always remember that training a horse is considered to be more dangerous than riding a trained horse.The equestrian training business may seem to be quite romantic according to few of the trainers but in reality it is not different than any other form of business. Even in case you are an expert in horse training, you need to have efficient management skills to succeed. For a professional, it is not very difficult to start with if a person can cope with all the initial problems that arises but to continue it further, you need expertise as well as thirst for success.
Types of equestrian training
Horseback Riding Lessons – This particular lesson is only for those people who intend to learn to ride a horse in the most secured possible approach and also imparts training to the horses that need guidance.
The beginners on the equestrian training are guided on how to balance on the back of the horse without holding back the horse and disturbing its balance. A lunge line is attached to the rider for security purpose held by the trainer to guide the students on the basics of balance and includes steering and learning as a significant part of this chapter. These are the part with which you can control a horse and make it dance to your instruction. As a beginner when you succeed in controlling a horse in the arena without any instructor, you are ready to move a step ahead to the jumping or on to dressage.
Jumping Lessons – After learning the technique of balancing, the next lesson is of jumping. The equestrian training makes the jumpers leap over the cavalettis and poles, no sooner than the learner balances themselves on the horse back. The horse starts walking quickly forward and backward getting ready for another jump when the rider needs to hold the body in a two point position so that the body balance is not lost during the next jump. Then there is ride over the cross rails, small verticals and gallop over the poles. The ground will get more difficult as the level increases.
Dressage Lessons – This part of the equestrian training will teach you on further enhanced skills where the rider learns about balancing and at the same time train the horse such that it becomes more rider-friendly. The competition Dressage, the art of dressage and the Dressage Cross Country are very vital for this process and instruct the riders on a lot of valuable aspect of riding.
On successful completion of this part, the riders can move out of the arena and ride their horses to cross countries. This part of the equestrian training lesson will test all the previous learnt skills of the both the rider as well as the horse.
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Writing is my life and I love it. I write a lot of Articles and Blogs to relay all of my Experience about horse riding. To know more about various equestrian tours Click Here.
Barrel Horse Training
Barrel horses are mostly stubborn, ringy, and they hardly listen to their riders. Because of this, many horse trainers have second thoughts in training them. If you were given a chance to train barrel horses, will you take up the challenge?
Well trained barrel horses have a cutting edge, ready to run barrels, and most especially, they have high energies. However, there is no reason for you to treat barrel horses like machines. Treating animals kindly is very important and there should be no room for cruelty.
You don’t need to train your horse to run barrels everyday. During the training, why don’t you try doing other things like trail rides? Taking your horse out for a ride, doing nothing and just having fun is an excellent training tool as well. By spending a fun time with your horse, your animal friend will be reassured that his life is not just about barrel racing; and that he can do fun things as well. This is another good way of using up your horses extra energy.
Consider putting yourself in your horse’s place. If you are required to work everyday, you will soon feel bored and exhausted. You will end up stressed out. The same thing happens to your horse. If you work him out everyday, he will eventually feel upset and uninterested.
During training, you need to train your horse to jump on the barrels. When you notice that your horse is tired, take him in front of the barrel and stop. Just stand and rest in front of the barrel. This gives your horse time to look around. He can explore the rest of the arena without actually running around. This breaks up the pattern of just running and jumping all day long.
As a horse trainer, you should learn a lot about your horse. You need to treat him as a friend. Every day, when you go out training, make your horse feel that he’s still your friend; spend time together without actually working out the lessons.
Before starting out the training sessions, make sure that you know a great deal about the barrel horses. You can read books, magazines, or other online resources. You must be aware that in order to become a good trainer, you must continue learning. By working with your horses, you will also learn a lot of things from him. Always keep in mind that horses should be treated kindly. You can’t get him to follow you by constant whipping or hitting. Being cruel to horses and other animals are punishable by law. As a trainer, you should have patience whether you’re handling your own horse or that of others. Make sure that the horse will not encounter any injury during the training sessions.
All the equipments you’ll need in barrel horse training should be ready. Make the environment an ideal place to learn for the horse. Bonding is usually the first step to training the horse. When your horse is already comfortable with you around, you can now introduce the lessons. Training your horse takes time and you need to invest a lot of energy, time, and effort. By being patient and determined, you can train your horse to become one of the best barrel horses ever.
Good luck with your training. Soon, you will see your horses competing in the various barrel events.
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A music video I made with clips of equestrians and sport-horses.
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Tips on How to Keep Your Horse Riding Experience Enjoyable and Safe
Horseback riding has been a popular sport and a relaxing hobby for centuries. Horseback riding is both exhilarating and captivating. It is a graceful activity, a pleasurable pastime, and an activity people of all ages and backgrounds can take pleasure in.
For the inexperienced and unprepared, it can, however, be a dangerous one. Your life can change in an instant from just one slip and fall. Thanks to an extra insistence on safety over the past few years, riders are more aware than ever before should and should not be done when riding a horse. You only need follow a few, easy safety precautions can potentially save your life, allowing you to climb back up on the horse and try once more. Awareness is basically the key to staying on top of horse riding safety. As long as you are prepared with the proper equipment and useful understanding, then you will have no problems riding, whatsoever.
What most novice and inexperienced riders don’t understand is that the majority of riding accidents involve some type of head trauma. Take a moment and think about just how big and powerful a horse really is. All it takes is one sudden stop or jerk and you can be easily thrown from the saddle. This is exactly the reason why doctors and horse riding experts stress to everyone the importance of wearing horse riding helmets as a safety precaution. Make sure it is a helmet specifically approved for horse riding because you want to be positive your entire head is protected from any type of impact from a fall.
The next critical piece of safety equipment is a pair of tough and sturdy horse riding boots. Normally, you’ll find riding boots with minimal tread and a one inch heel at most riding retail locations. It is also recommended that you use safety stirrups for extra ensured footing while you are riding, especially at faster speeds. While stirrups secure your feet, don’t forget to pay attention to your arms and legs at all times in case of dragging or trampling if you do happen to fall.
Finally, in order to ride safely, you must always ride at speeds in which you feel comfortable and in control of the horse. Don’t try to push your limits because you feel pressure to keep up with others you may be riding with. Riding is supposed to be relaxing and fun. Make it a point to feel both next time you take your horse out for a trot.
Ted Stinson is a horse enthusiast who writes various articles on horses and the best methods of caring for a horse. Many of his topics include subjects ranging from the best horse riding helmets to use to what type of horse supplements work best.
What equipment do I need to begin horse riding?
Article by Phil Wright
Horse riding is something that has been done for centuries, from the days where it was the only form of transport to the wide variety of horse riding styles and purposes that exist today. Horse riding is done for a variety of different reasons today, from farm working to horse racing as well as a variety of other popular sports such as Polo and dressage.
Beginning to learn horse riding can be a daunting prospect as many people hear of the scare stories of falling from the saddle and the life threatening injuries that some horse riders have suffered. Fortunately there are many safety features present in horse riding these days as well as teaching and lessons at stables on how to not only ride a horse safely but also learn about proper horse care to ensure your horse is well cared for and not at risk of injury.
First of all you will normally find that most stables will loan equipment and some items you need to ride, this may have a cost attached so it may be more cost effective to buy your own but there are a few items that you will probably need to buy yourself such as riding helmets. Obviously everyone’s head is shaped differently and so buying our own riding helmet will ensure you get a good fit every time you ride. For added safety some riders will wear a protective vest for if they fall or any accidents that can affect the torso.
A large percentage of the equipment that you’ll need is actually to do with the horse and the horse’s comfort. If the horse is not comfortable then it is likely to develop behaviour problems such as reluctance to be ridden and showing fear or agitation when the saddle is brought out. There are a lot of different saddle varieties, all of which are designed for certain riding styles. It is important to get the right saddle for you, the horse and the style of horse riding being done.
There are other items that are needed for horse riding such as Bridles and reins, these need to be the right size and adjustment for the horse to be comfortable with. Again, if your horse is uncomfortable then you will notice it in the horse’s behaviour. If you are able to buy the right equipment for your horse then it will be more comfortable with being ridden and co-operative.
There are many online retailers that can let you buy horse tack online as well as horse grooming kits to keep your horse healthy and maintain its appearance.
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Phil Wright covers many sporting subjects
Using the exclusive photographs and first hand testimony of former US Marine Captain Brian Steidle, THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK takes the viewer on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of it’s black African citizens. As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. He was unprepared for what he would witness and experience, including being fired upon, taken hostage, and being unable to intervene to save the lives of young children. Ultimately frustrated by the inaction of the international community, Steidle resigned and returned to the US to expose the images and stories of lives systematically destroyed. THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK opens in NYC on July 25 at the IFC Center and nationwide in select cities starting in early August.
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