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Forward Riding Series Part 6 - The Opening Rein: Teaching the Beginning Rider to Steer a Horse
Coach: Susan Deal

Part 6 of Susan Deal's "Forward Riding Series - Exercises for a Rider's First Year"

In her sixth lesson, Susan Deal introduces a young rider to the most basic “steering” rein aid. Using serpentine exercises, the student learns to control the horse’s direction with the opening rein.

Running Time: 1 minute and 58 seconds

Forward Riding Series Part 7 - The Three Speeds of the Trot
Coach: Susan Deal

Part 7 of Susan Deal's "Forward Riding Series - Exercises for a Rider's First Year"

In this video topic, the 7th in Susan Deal's series for teaching beginners, a young rider and her pony experiment with different speeds of the trot. Once a new rider is able maintain the same trot around the ring, you can introduce a stronger trot and shorter trot and then add rails on the ground. This allows the rider to feel the difference in the pony's trot pace and how the stride length is affected. This lesson is the beginning stage of the rider's influence over the horse's gaits.

Running Time: 4 minutes and 57 seconds


Forward Riding Series Part 8 - Riding in a Group: Teaching Riders to Safely Navigate the Arena and Field
Coach: Susan Deal

Part 8 of Susan Deal's "Forward Riding Series - Exercises for a Rider's First Year"

Part 8 of Susan Deal's instructional video series starts by providing riders with "the rules of the ring." The proper procedures when riding in an arena with multiple students include: safely passing, awareness of other riders, knowing when to yield, and effectively communicating your actions and intentions to others in the ring. In the second half we move out to the field and Susan discusses keeping the correct distance between ponies when riding in a line and effective communication between riders; especially with regards to dangers on the field, such as holes or branches. These are valuable rules of thumb every new rider should know.

Running Time: 7 minutes and 18 seconds

Forward Riding Series Part 9 - Starting Riders Over Uneven Terrain in the Field & on the Trail
Coach: Susan Deal

Part 9 of Susan Deal's "Forward Riding Series - Exercises for a Rider's First Year"

Part 9 of Susan Deal's series for teaching beginners takes students out of the safety zone of the arena and introduces the new challenges that arise in the field and on the trail.

In this video riders learn:
    •    How to go up & down hills at the walk and the trot
    •    Ways to regain control of the pony if the rider feels like they are going to fall off or if the pony bucks
    •    A rider's first walk over a creek
    •    Safely maneuvering across a stream in a group

Running Time: 11 minutes and 54 seconds

Free Schooling
Coach: Damian Gardnier

In this topic Irish Olympian, Damian Gardiner, shares his free schooling exercise with us. This is a great way to introduce spooky jumps to a horse before riding.

Running Time: 6 minutes and 8 seconds

From the Judge's Perspective for the IEA
Coach: Bernie Traurig, Julie Winkel

This is a unique, informative, fun, and interactive webinar with photos, videos, and insights for IEA riders.

Co-hosts Julie Winkel and Bernie Traurig are joined by Nancy Kohler-Cunningham, IEA President and USEF ‘r’ Judge, and Megan D. Taylor, also a ‘r’ Judge, who serves as moderator for this special event.

Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Link to Video Referenced in this Webinar: Visualization Presented by Grand Prix veteran, Susie Hutchison & Mental Skills Coach, Tonya Johnston


Fundamental Gymnastic - Helping Horse and Rider with Balance
Coach: Mandy Porter

This video demonstrates the use of a gymnastic line to help horse and rider develop balance. This can be very useful to help strengthen areas of weakness in both horse and rider. The degree of difficulty can range from beginner horse or rider through advanced, depending on fence height and distance between the jumps. A good "set of eyes" on the ground is also very important.

Running Time:  9 minutes and 24 seconds

Fundamentals of Flying Changes
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Here is an in depth look at the building blocks that are required for a perfectly executed flying change. In this topic Bernie breaks down and examines each component of a flying change and demonstrates exercises that will give your horse every opportunity to change leads on cue.

Running Time: 16 minutes and 32 seconds

Gaining Lower Leg Mobility
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Here’s a simple, but seldom practiced technique to improve lower leg functionality and position. In this topic, Bernie demonstrates an exercise he uses to encourage stability in the tack and to prevent the toppling effect of an improperly placed or weak lower leg.

Running Time: 4 minutes 21 seconds

George Morris Schooling Series: An Equitation School with Emma Kurtz
Coach: George Morris

The George Morris Schooling Series Featuring Tori Colvin, McKayla Langmeier & Emma Kurtz

This is the final installment of our George Morris Schooling Series. The goal of this video series has been to spotlight the up and coming generation in the sport. We are sure to see these girls dominating the sport in the near future. This time we are proud to feature the very talented young equitation rider, Emma Kurtz. Aboard Clearway, Emma dials in perfect distances and shows off her sophisticated mastery of invisible aids, all the ingredients expected of champions in the equitation division.

Running Time: 23 minutes and 43 seconds

View Part One of this series: George Morris Schooling Series: Tori Colvin Schools a Jumper

View Part Two of this series: George Morris Schooling Series: Tori Colvin Schools a Hunter

View Part Three of this series: George Morris Schooling Series: McKayla Langmeier Schools a Jumper