Proper Use of the Stick and a Safety Precaution Every Rider Should Know


In this handy free video tidbit, Susan Deal (USHJA Certified Trainer, Judge & Steward) demonstrates the proper use of the stick as a back up to the leg aid or to correct a disobedience to the leg aid. New riders, particularly young children on ponies, often lack the leg strength to effectively encourage forward momentum, so correct stick use is a must for beginners. Susan also gives us a very important safety tip concerning the stick that could prevent a rider from being pulled off their horse.

Running Time: 1 mintue and 13 seconds


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Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor Susan Deal assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.