How to groom your horse, tack him up and ride.
In this series, I go through all the steps of getting your horse haltered, brushed, feet picked, saddled, bridled, booted up and ready to ride.
I also cover in great detail, spur placement on the rider’s boot and rowel selection to match the horse.
The reason for explaining rowel selection is because so few people ever consider how important it is. Use a dull set of rowels on a dead-sided horse and you won’t be able to get that horse to do much.
I then get on and demonstrate correct stirrup length, body posture, how to hold the reins and ride the horse.
You’ll see how an experienced horseman executes these basic yet extremely important procedures.
Do not underestimate the importance of this information. There is a reason for the sequence shown in this course.
Most non pros don’t realize it but a professional trainer can accurately pin-point your level of horsemanship simply by watching you groom and tack your horse up.
This is a “must watch” for novice riders and a good refresher course for the more experienced ones.