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English Horsemanship & Training
ABC's of Basic Dressage
Olympic bronze and Pan American gold medal winner, Hilda Gurney, explains and teaches you by demonstration the philosophy of dressage, reveals proper tack and equipment, shows how to use the aids properly. Graphics and animated illustrations make it easy to understand the sometimes mystifying components of one of America's fastest growing sports, the art of dressage riding. The program is a pleasure to watch and of instructional value to riders of all disciplines.
Basic Dressage for North America
Christolot Hanson Boylen. No matter how proficient a rider you may be, if you are new to dressage you must begin at Step One. Christolot Boylen stresses the fundamentals that are essential to good performance at every level. The instruction includes demonstrations of lunging technique, rhythm and suppleness, rider's aids and beginning competitive skills. This tape is a visual training manual that will provide a sound foundation in the art and science of dressage.
Basic Dressage with David Hunt
English Olympic Team Member gives three basic lessons: 1) type of horse and tack; the three basic paces; 2) lateral work: shoulder in, traverse, half pass, walk pirouette; and 3) the flying change in four, three, two and one time sequence; the pirouette, the half pirouette, the piaf, the passage, the into and out of the piaf, and the into and out of passage.
Basic English Horsemanship
Jill Clark and Jerry Hull show you the basic skills of English riding. Equipment and how to use it, as well as how to get your horse ready to show. Hunt seat.
Basic Hunt Seat
Lee Troup Johnson, trainer of national and world champions, shows you how to select the right horse, how to approach the sport...stresses the rider's attitude.
Basic Jumping Clinic
The sound basics of starting your horse over the jumps, from trainer of world champions, Lee Troup Johnson. You'll watch a young filly on her first day of jumping.
Basic Techniques of Riding and Jumping
Famous Olympic Gold Medalist, Chairman of the USET Board and national TV equestrian sports commentator William Steinkraus covers basic techniques for both horse and rider for world- class show jumping. Good for the beginner, too!
Bit About Bits with Jimmy Williams
Jimmy Williams, one of the most respected and knowledgeable horsemen, discusses the characteristics and proper usage of bits. He tells how to select the right bit, how to avoid problems, how to use snaffles, pelhams, kimberwick, and gags. Learn why a bit is only as good as the person using it.
Concepts of Dressage
This is a moving talk given at Cal Poly University by Charles De Kunffy, world authority with European training and background in the field of dressage. Mr. De Kunffy addresses the motivation of riders, their relationships to their horses, and generally what it actually means to call oneself a horseman. Clips of the Western U.S. Olympic Dressage Trails at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center superimposed with Mr. De Kunffy's talk help make this tape a real treasure of information and enjoyment not readily available in most dressage clinics.
COSMETIC GELCOAT & FIBERGLASS REPAIR
Interval training; roads and tracks; steeplechase. For the rider starting out or wishing to advance his skills, this video is a valuable addition to any riders' store of knowledge and a must for any rider seriously considering competing in Three-Day Eventing.
Cross Country: Part 2
Actual cross-country phase. Bruce Davidson walks and rides you through all kinds of cross-country jumps, including water jumps, gates, coffins, Normandy banks, bullfinches, etc. He also deals with horse care during this demanding part of the endurance phase.
Bruce Davidson rides both Might Tango and JJ Babu and demonstrates all aspects of dressage from an Eventing point of view, including initial training, position of rider and importance of correct use of aids, correct equipment and medical advice applicable to dressage.
Dressage: Official U.S.D.F. Introduction
Featuring Kathy Connelly and narrated by Bill Woods, this talented team explains and demonstrates what the judge looks for in a dressage test, from basic training level through Grand Prix. They also demonstrate how to achieve constant nonverbal communication through use of seat, leg and rein aids producing accurate ring fingers, symmetrical circling, suppleness and smooth obedient transitions. An invaluable training seminar for beginners and experienced riders alike!
English Pleasure Horse: Beginning to Champion
Cal Poly University's 17th Annual Horsemanship Seminar features noted Arabian trainers Tom and Sandy Sapp. They demonstrate their techniques with the early training of a horse, with the final stages being devoted to the development of a quality English pleasure horse.
Equestrians: 1984 Summer Olympic Highlights
A limited edition! Produced by ABC Sports, this 90-minute production includes footage not broadcast to the general public. Includes winning dressage tests, the USET's three-day squad in its gold medal winning performance, as well as both the gold and silver winning performances of the show jumping team.
General Horse Management
Covers in great detail those aspects of eventing which are of vital importance in any rider's daily schedule. Bruce Davidson deals with different kinds of tack, bandaging and boots among other things, explaining his preferences for the various kinds of equipment and demonstrating how they should be used.
Careful ground work and a gradual building up of a horse's confidence are essential to prepare him for the fences he is going to encounter during a Three-Day Event. This video should be essential viewing for anyone wishing to learn or improve their own or their horses ability to jump.
Horse Management with Bruce Davidson
Covers in great detail those aspects of Eventing which are of vital importance to any rider's daily schedule. Here Bruce deals with different kinds of tack, bandaging, and boots, explaining his preferences for the various kinds of equipment and demonstrating how they should be used. An invaluable film for anyone concerned with the day- to-day care and management of horses in all disciplines.
Hunt Seat Horsemanship
Lee Troup Johnson shows you the vital basics as well as the fine points of training to win. Useful instruction for people showing at the various breed and open shows.
Introduction to Horseback Riding & Horse Care Internationally recognized sports woman and
motion-picture/television star Stephanie Powers and famed horse trainer Art Gaytan present a comprehensive, authoritative guide for beginning riders in both English and Western styles. Topics include: mounting, trail etiquette, safety tips and much more.
Jeffery Method of Horse Handling
Featuring Maurice Wright and sons as instructors, this very enlightening program demonstrates in detail the complete process of this amazing method. The subject horse is gathered with its herd from the rugged, picturesque range country of New England, Australia. Over a period of two days the horse learns to accept its handler and rider completely, with obedience, trust and affection. The technique is presented in a step-by-step, professional way.
Preparing the Horse with Jimmy Williams
This tape concentrates on technique and proper equipment for training hunters and jumpers for the show ring.
Preparing the Rider with Jimmy Williams
Jimmy Williams has 50 years of experience with stock, hunter and jumper horses. This "Horseman of the Year" for the American Horse Show Association has had six of his students become members of the USET. This tape centers on how to develop proper and effective skills as a rider interested in competition in hunter and jumper classes.
Riding With Awareness
T.E.A.M. solutions are discussed for correcting commonly encountered problems such as tail switching, ewe neck, tongue hanging and shying. Improve you riding potential with proven and effective exercises. Great for every level of rider. With Linda Tellington-Jones.
Science of Riding
Olympic medalist George Morris brings his teaching techniques to riders who may never otherwise have the opportunity to train with him. Three half-hour segments cover the basics used as the foundation of his training program. Techniques are demonstrated with the help of the 1984 Malcay and the American Horse Show finals.
The different kinds of jumps in the show ring are considered by Bruce Davidson as he walks and jumps you through each of them. He also covers in detail all the rules relating to a show jumping round which can often be overlooked.
Show Jumping World Cup
A complete film record of the 1980 horse show jumping competition for the Federation of Equestrians International World Cup, a must-see for any horseman interested in improving his riding skills or for anyone who truly enjoys the highest level competition among the world's top horses and riders.
Show Strategy & Ring Presence
Probably the greatest all-around horseman of all time, Richard Shrake has been referred to by his peers as the "Ultimate Coach" and the "Master Teacher". He is the originator of the "Resistance Free Riding and Training" methods, which are now used by so many trainers in the horse world today. He has trained world champion horses and riders to over 40 National wins, has judged all the major breed world and championship shows and conducted clinics all over the world. He is recognized as a great communicator to all who know him and his constant positive approach builds confidence in both horse and rider.
Spanish Riding School: The First 400 Years
Produced in Austria, this is the first time the public has had behind-the-scenes film access to the famous Spanish Riding School of Vienna. An incredible documentary on the breeding, history, tradition and actual performance of the Lippizaners. This video is a limited edition.
Stallions of Distinction
Some of the most beautiful Arabian stallions in the world. The 8th Annual Arabian Riders and Breeders Society of San Diego presents their All- Arabian Show at the Griffith Park Equestrian Center in Los Angeles and gives you an opportunity to see the elegance and beauty of the purebred Arabian Stallion.
Starting The Show Jumper
In this unique video tape, Bill Robertson explains his system, a combination of the teachings and philosophies of Europe's leading masters such as Bertalan De Nemethy and Richard Watjen and a touch of West Texas "real cowboy" psychology. We'll see him start a young prospect in the round pen, test his ability in the jumping chute, move him through basic lunging and gymnastics, and finally observe him as he walks and rides a horse-show course.
Strategy of Dressage
1984 Olympian, Sandy Pflueger Clarke, offers the opportunity for American dressage riders to share in the lessons she has learned while studying and competing in international dressage. Emphasis is placed on the entry, use of the corners, transitions, preparations for movements, attitude of the rider, accuracy, and above all, homework. Gain experience and knowledge in what the judge would like to see in your test.
The U.S. Three-Day Team's preparation and the 1976 Olympic Three-Day Equestrian Event in Quebec, Canada. Highlights of the triumphs of dressage, the grueling cross-country endurance test and stadium jumping.
TTouch that Teaches Part I: Head and Neck
Linda Tellington-Jones has developed a technique, T.E.A.M., for improving performance, correct behavioral patterns, building communication and improving your horses health.
TTouch That Teaches Part II: Body, Legs, and Tail
T.E.A.M. can help change undesirable habits: cinchiness, tail wringing, bucking, charging, refusal to stand or be led, body sensitivity, difficulty with Farrier or Veterinarian. You'll often see dramatic results after two or three ten-minute sessions. With Linda Tellington-Jones.
Water Schooling with Bruce Davidson
This film will appeal to a wide audience, from pony club members to advanced riders, dealing as it does with the water schooling of a novice horse right from the beginning of its career onwards. Under the expert hands of Bruce Davidson twice World Champion Three-Day Eventer, a young horse is taken with patience and care through all the stages of approaching and jumping in and out of water.
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