Horse Riding Lessons

How To : Practice proper horse-riding etiquette on the trail

Gallatin Valley Back Country Horsemen present this video tutorial on trail etiquette. Learn what to do when you meet horses on the trail. Watch this instructional video and learn the how to practice proper horse-riding etiquette while out on the trail.

How To : Practice adaptive horse riding

There are numerous opportunities for people with various disabilities to participate in horse riding. Learn about adaptive horse riding from an equestrian program manager in this free sports and recreation video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Practice adaptive horse riding. Pra ...more

How To : Saddle your horse for riding

How to saddle your horse for riding To saddle your horse start with the pad. Fold the pad in half and put your fingers in the fold. Put the pad high up on the horses neck and slide it down into place. Use your fingers to make sure that the pad is centered on the horses back. G ...more

How To : Ride a horse on difficult terrain

Riding a horse is one of the most fun outdoor activities you can do. They're fast, fun, friendly animals and provide tons of exercise. If you are used to only riding your horse around a farm or riding path, you may not be prepared for rougher terrain. For example, riding a hor ...more

How To : Ride a horse western saddle

If you are learning how to ride a horse, one of the most important things you'll need is the ability to use a saddle. In this tutorial, you will learn how to saddle up Western style and start riding like a real cowboy. This video is hosted by Jeremy, the wrangler at Vickers Du ...more

How To : Ride a horse if you're a beginner

In this video from jumper881 we learn how to ride a horse for beginners. First mount the horse by putting your left foot into the left stirrup. Then grab onto the saddle and pull yourself up. Then hold your reigns with your pinky on the outside and your ring finger on the othe ...more

How To : Ride a horse with some basic instruction

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to ride a horse with some basic instructions. This video is from Livestrong. The first lesson is how to create a correct back position that enhances our ability to stay balanced in a saddle. You should create a strai ...more

How To : Safely ride a horse

Check out this how-to video to ride a horse. Watch an experienced rider show you what to do and what not to do: DON'T walk behind or under a horse--you could easily get kicked or stepped on.

How To : Ride a horse if you are a beginner

Horseback riding is one of the most fun outdoor activities you can do, and is a perfect summer pasttime. If you have never ridden before, you should check out this tutorial and see if it is something you would be interested in. This video will show you step by step how to star ...more

How To : Ride a horse with one rein

Start your new horse with one rein and a rope halter. It makes sure your cues are clear and doesn't confuse them. The first thing to do is make sure the horse is desensitized to the rope. You should be able to toss the rope up and around its head and not have it respond advers ...more

How To : Ride a horse Western style

In this video series, watch as Kelli LaBar teaches how to ride a horse in the Western style. Learn the different transitions and commands necessary for horseback riding. Part 1 of 15 - How to Ride a horse Western style. Ride a horse Western style - Part 2 of 15. Click through ...more

How To : Ride your horse at a walk

In this video series, watch as Kelli LaBar teaches how to ride a horse at a walk, Get tips on one handed and two handed techniques for turning, reversing, and halting a horse. Part 1 of 15 - How to Ride your horse at a walk. Ride your horse at a walk - Part 2 of 15. Click thro ...more

How To : Ride English style on a horse

In this video series, watch as Kelli LaBar teaches how to ride a horse in an English style. Learn how to transition speeds and movements. Part 1 of 15 - How to Ride English style on a horse. Ride English style on a horse - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on exp ...more

How To : Watch the 2011 Super Bowl Commercials Online

It's that time of year again when pizza boxes line the room and buffalo wings stain the couch. When cases of beer sit in the cooler and the big screen TVs are fired up and properly calibrated. When two of the best football teams vie for the championship title and the Vince Lom ...more

How To : Mount a Horse

The first lesson you'll need to learn if you want to ride a horse is how to get on it. Attention amateur equestrians-you've got to know how to mount that horse if you want to learn how to ride. Whether you want to be a cowboy, cowgirl, or an English rider, this video riding le ...more

How To : Teach a horse to jog and canter under saddle

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to teach a horse to jog and canter under saddle. In order to teach the horse anything under saddle when you're riding them, you need to make sure that they can follow the commands on the ground. You need good groundwork before using co ...more

News : A day at the fair ground!

Everybody loves a good fair ground ride and so why not give them something to panic about more than a few bloody pranks? Pranks: 'The water, it burns!!' : Two friends or one person will go on a water ride, preferably in a carriage with other people they don't know or if they ...more

How To : Teach a horse to neck rein

Neck reining is a method of guiding your horse. In this tutorial, you will be taught exactly what a neck rein is and how to perform one. Most people think they know what a neck rein is but they are actually wrong. If you would like to know the right way to rein your horse, fol ...more

How To : Fit a helmet for horseback riding

Christy Lendwehr and Julie Goodnight from the Certified Horsemanship Association explain how to know when you have a fitting and correctly adjusted horse riding helmet. First and foremost, you should wear your helmet every time you ride and you should be sure that is a ASTM SE ...more

How To : Choose a horse bit and bridle

In horse riding, horse bits and bridles work on the horses head and mouth to control the direction of the horse. Learn more about how horse bits work with tips from a horse trainer in this free horse care video. Part 1 of 11 - How to Choose a horse bit and bridle. Choose a hor ...more

How To : Care for your horse

This video explains how to handle and take care of a horse. Always approach a horse quietly so that you don’t startle him. Talk to him and pet his neck. Horses are social animals and react well to being spoken to in soft soothing tones. In addition to voice and body signals ...more

How To : Saddle a horse, English style

Whether you are out hunting or thinking about joining a derby, you will need to learn to ride a horse first. Before you can ride, you need to saddle the horse. Check out this tutorial for information on how to saddle your pony English style, and then head out and find yourself ...more

How To : Perform a safety check before horseback riding

In this how-to video, you will learn how to perform a safety check before riding your horse. Do your check on both sides. Go to the off-side first. When you go around, make sure that there is no wear or tear on parts where metal and leather connect. Go back and check different ...more

How To : Learn the 4 gaits on a horse

Learn the walk, trot, canter, and gallop when horse riding. Practice the four gaits with expert riding tips from an experienced riding instructor in this free video series on horse gaits. Part 1 of 12 - How to Learn the 4 gaits on a horse. Learn the 4 gaits on a horse - Part 2 ...more

How To : Tie a halter knot in horseback riding

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie a rope halter knot. This is useful if you are about to go horse riding. First, bring it through the loop and bring the knot under the neck of the horse. Push the loop up and then make another loop and bring the end back through i ...more

How To : Control your horse's speed

Clint from Downunder Horsemanship shows you some techniques and exercises for controlling your horse's speed when riding. DIRECT VIDEO DONWLOAD Control your horse's speed. Click through to watch this video on

How To : Assume a correct horseback riding position

This is a video from the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). See more at and In this video, Brent Morgan, Christy Landwehr, and a horse named Phoenix show us the correct riding position. In the basic, safe riding position, what you're loo ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : TRAVOISE

Scrabble Bingo of the Day: TRAVOISE [n] Today's word is in honor of Joel Sherman, whose record-breaking game last weekend netted him seven bingo plays, one of which was TRAVOISE. A travoise is a type of sled, but no… it's not like a toboggan or snow sleigh. Though it can be, ...more

How To : Buy a safe, effective helmet for horseback riding

Horseback riding is one of the most dangerous sports in the world. If you go flying off a horse into the same area as it's giant hooves, you better have a good helmet. This video will explain some features you should look for in a helmet to make sure you're buying a safe, effe ...more

How To : Train a horse to jump

Spotting the difficulty level of an equestrian challenge course is key before riding. Practice judging challenge courses with a riding instructor in this free horse jumping video. Part 1 of 20 - How to Train a horse to jump. Train a horse to jump - Part 2 of 20. Click through ...more

How To : Cure a buddy sour horse with separation anxiety

Horses penned together can easily become dependent, or buddy sour, and suffer from separation anxiety while being ridden individually or involved unaffiliated activities. Instead of letting the horses work themselves up into anxiety which may cause them to hurt themselves, get ...more

How To : Pack your saddlebag effectively for a triathlon

Whether you ride horses, motorcycles, or bicycles in a triathlon, packing your saddlebag properly is crucial. This video focuses on the latter, offering tips for what to bring with you in your saddlebag during the biking stage of a triathlon. The upshot: bring a flat tire repa ...more

How To : Pick a horse saddle

Choosing a saddle is an investment that requires a lot of research. Learn what you should consider when buying a saddle in this free video about saddles for horseback riding. Part 1 of 7 - How to Pick a horse saddle. Pick a horse saddle - Part 2 of 7. Click through to watch th ...more

How To : Drive a horse drawn carriage

Do you have a horse? Do you have a carriage? Lead a horse drawn carriage with tips from this video. Of course the British Riding Society is an expert source to consult--and so serious too! Part 1 of 5 - How to Drive a horse drawn carriage. Part 2 of 5 - How to Drive a horse d ...more

Understanding Electricity : Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla In my opinion, one of the most neglected inventors of all time. The names Edison and Marconi come to mind as familiar, but Tesla? Most think of a car. Few know that Tesla is responsible for alternating current, florescent lights, radar, remote control, generators ...more

How To : Tack up a horse

Lifelong equestrian and college equestrian head coach shows how to tack up a horse in this free equestrian video clip on horse care and riding. Part 1 of 15 - How to Tack up a horse. Tack up a horse - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on Tack up ...more

News : Are Video Games the End of Civilization?

Some folks in South Korea seem to think so. Below, recent images from website All Voices reveal a boot camp for naughty Korean children who skip school, join gangs or commit the (somehow equatable) sin of becoming addicted to video games. "Inmates are pushed over assault cour ...more

How To : Attract girls with a"magical" 5-word phrase

Ryan Clauson teaches us how to attract girls with a magical 5-word phrase. Usually, men just stay on a factual level with women. This is great, but it doesn't get the women's interest. You need to get to an emotional level with women, and then you can relate to any woman. For ...more

How To : Use direct and indirect reining

Rick Gore explains the differences between direct reining and indirect reining to have better control over the horse and have him go where you desire. Direct reining, also referred as plow reining, is when pressure is applied directly to the horse by pulling the rein. Apply as ...more

How To : Pick a horse at the racetrack

Learn how to pick a horse at the racetrack. Sure, you could just go with your gut. But if you want better odds, make your decision based on these factors. You Will Need * Information about the horse * Information about his trainer * Information about his jockey * Your own o ...more

News : Gate Crash

1. Involves gate crashing a big awards event or film opening (like what AAF did with their song 'These Days': Pretty much cause a huge disturbance to the proceedings of an event and see how long it takes for the police to shut you d ...more

How To : Set up a hayride

Take a break from the city and treat your friends and family to some good old-fashioned fun. You Will Need * A route through fields and woods * A pickup truck, or tractor with trailer * Firewood * Marshmallows * Hot dogs * 1 to 2 dozen bales of hay * A clear night * Friends an ...more

How To : Play "All Summer Long" by Hit Master on guitar

Learn how to play "All Summer Long" by Hit Master, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: Stadard Tuning: D C9 G Sittin’ in my car outside your house (Sittin’ in my car outside your house) ‘Member when you spilled coke all o ...more

How To : Mount and dismount a horse

Watch as a horse expert discusses the basics of mounting and dismounting a horse in this free online video about horseback riding. Part 1 of 15 - How to Mount and dismount a horse. Mount and dismount a horse - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on ...more

Kick Ass at Farmville : Tips and Tricks of Farming Masters

Take some tips from the masters themselves. Kotaku interviews game developer Zynga, "who has generously offered to help, by sharing FarmVille strategy tips on how to make the most of your land, your crops, and your livestock". 13 Steps to Mastering FarmVille: Make The Most O ...more

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2 : Mission 21

What Goes Around: Comes around. Maybe. See for yourself. You can talk to Claudia in her room on the second floor of the mansion for a bit of dialog, but no mission. Next, go to the south end of town and exit the gate to find a stable of horses just outside. Hop aboard one of t ...more

Not Your Ordinary Gamer : Yahtzee Croshaw Does It All

Most employed in the game industry have two-word job titles that start with “game”—game designer, game producer, game critic, game tester, etc. Usually, they’re one or the other, even though some can be both a game designer and a game tester or game critic and game tester. And ...more

Red Dead Review part 1 : Sandbox Gameplay

Red Dead Redemption is hard to pin down in game play and story. The game offers this massive multi-layered world in which the player can roam freely, offering plenty of challenges, beautiful graphics and atmosphere for the player to experience. Yet after some point the whole w ...more

Red Dead Redemption : A bounty hunt

A bounty hunt is simple: Go to the wanted board in your ranch or city and look for a wanted poster. Look at the bill and if it's to your liking, accept the bounty. Once you get to the gang hideout, take the boss alive for more money and fame, or just kill him and bring back e ...more

How To : Tie a quick release knot

Horseback riding can be a peaceful outdoor recreation that puts you on the back of a powerful, yet simple creature. Instead of using gas or pushing pedals, you're able to give direction to something while you enjoy the open air. When it comes to horseback riding, there are man ...more

How To : Bridle a horse in the English style

In this horse riding video series, learn how to bridle a horse with an English bridle from expert Kelli LaBar. Kelli will demonstrate all the steps necessary for putting an English bridle on a horse. Part 1 of 15 - How to Bridle a horse in the English style. Bridle a horse in ...more

How To : Impress classmates at a school dance

Got moves? Than show them off! School dances can be pretty lame, but you could pump up the volume and make it one of the best nights of the school year… along with impressing all of your classmates (or maybe completely embarrassing yourself). Be creative with your sources to i ...more

How To : Canter and lope on a horse

In this video series, learn how to canter and lope on horse. Get safety tips and riding techniques. Part 1 of 15 - How to Canter and lope on a horse. Canter and lope on a horse - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on Canter and lope on a horse - ...more

How To : Care for horses

In this video series, our expert will show you how to groom and care for a horse. Learn great tips for buying a healthy horse, grooming the horse's head, body and tail, and care for horse hooves. You will also learn about horse care equipment, what and how to feed a horse, how ...more

News : Absolom Recreation - hung by hair in Tree

For those who haven't read their Bible, this is how one of Kind David's sons died. His hair was too long, and as he was riding a horse under a tree, his hair became entangled and he broke his neck. We need a jack-ass volunteer with long hair to ride a horse under a low hanging ...more

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