Horsemanship

Horsemanship

Through horsemanship training videos with Al Dunning, Brad Barkemeyer, Bud Lyon, Ken McNabb, and Amberley Snyder, develop a true partnership with your horse by gaining a better understanding of how horses think and respond.

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Horsemanship
  • Bridling Your Horse With Monique Potts

    Does your horse hate being bridled? Monique Potts shows you how you can help your horse get better at bridling.

  • Steering Drill With Monique Potts

    Monique Potts shows you how she teaches a horse to steer in an arena.

  • Cueing Your Horse

    Are you using your leg, hand, and seat cues properly? Monique Potts breaks down the different ways she cues a horse when she rides.

  • Be Confident in Your Decisions

    When you're in the saddle, you need to be your horse's teacher. Monique Potts goes over her tips for being confident in the saddle and in your decisions.

  • Your Body Awareness

    You pay attention to what your horse's body is doing when you ride, but are you paying attention to your own body? Monique Potts goes over personal body awareness to ensure that you're not getting in your horse's way when you ride.

  • The difference between reining and reined cow horses

    Boyd Rice explains the major differences between the reining and the reined cow horse events.

  • Increasing your reining score

    Learn how you can improve your reining score in the reined cowhorse events from Boyd Rice.

  • Meet Boyd Rice

    Get to know multiple world champion cutting and reined cow horse trainer Boyd Rice. Plus, hear all about his upcoming series on Horse&Rider OnDemand!

  • Boyd Rice’s Bit Collection

    Get an inside look at the legendary Boyd Rice's bit collection. He goes over his tried and true favorites and explains why he uses each one.

  • Softening to the Bit

    In this video, Boyd Rice demonstrates how he gets a horse to soften to the bit. He talks about why this is important and gives some tips for people who are struggling with this technique.

  • Getting a Smooth Lead Departure

    Boyd Rice explains why a smooth lead depature is important. He also demonstrates how he teaches his young horses to have a smooth lead departure.

  • Teaching the Sliding Stop

    In this video, Boyd explains how he teaches a horse to have a sliding stop. He explains what a slding stop requires and how to prep the horse to start learning this maneuver.

  • Keeping the Shoulder Picked Up

    Boyd explains that keeping your horse's shoulder picked up is the key to controlling your horse in any discipline.

  • Working a ThreeYearOld with a NonPro

    Boyd coaches a nonpro rider through working a cow. He talks about different ways to boost your score when showing and knowing the right level for your horse.

  • Boxing a Cow

    Boy works with a cow and talks us through every step and move he makes.

  • How to Build a Foundation

    Boyd explains how he builds a foundation on a horse and talks about why it is so important.

  • Don't Fatigue Your Horse

    In this video, Brad talks about why he has never tried to fatigue a horse. He explains that once you overwork them mentally and physically, they won't be receptive to learning anything new.

  • Building Foundation Before Adding Speed

    Boyd Rice explains why it's important to build a horse's foundation before trying to add speed to your run.

  • Getting Your Horse to Settle During Cow Work

    In this video, Boyd explains why he works his horses down the fence without a cow before introducing the cow.

  • Dry Work on the Fence

    Boyd talks about how he will work his horses on down the fence without a cow before introducing them to cows. He explains why this helps the horse in the long run and demonstrates th dry work on the fence.

  • The Benefits of Circles

    In this video, Boyd explains why he likes to walk his horses in small circles as a warmup. He says that it helps get them off his leg, keep their mind focused, and help soften them to the bit. Next, he shows us the same exercise but at the trot.

  • Body Position for Working a Cow

    Boyd talks about how you should position your body when working a cow. Then, he demonstrates and explains why you should keep your position the same throughout your ride rather than moving all over the place.

  • Using Your Feet

    Boyd talks about how he uses his feet to get his horse to back up quickly and lightly. He explains that if you only pull on his face to back, he will end up heavy and resistant. Then, Boyd explains how he uses his feet to get a hard stop and to go forward.

  • Don’t Get Too Tight on the Cow

    In this video, Boyd explains why it's important to not get too close to a cow when working it on the fence. He talks about problems you'll run into and how it will set your horse up for anticipation.