Riding to music
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Riding to music

This is a discussion on Riding to music within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Beats per minute horse walk
  • How to find BPM in horses

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-30-2012, 06:56 PM
  #1
Foal
Talking Riding to music

Hey guys,
I was interested in riding to music, just for fun. I wanted to share what I'm learning with everyone in case any of you guys want to try it too (I know some of you do already).

Ok, so I was looking on Equimusic.com at the songs they had and how to find your horses BPM (beats per minute), and I thought I's share with everyone, since I couldn't find any threads about this.

Here's how you find your horses BPM for walk, trot, and canter:
"The key to using the database is determining the beats per minute (bpm) of your horse at the walk, trot, and canter. This is easy to do. Place a colored polo wrap around one of your horse’s front legs. Every time that front leg touches the ground at the walk or trot, you count it as one “beat”. At the canter, you count the leading foreleg as one “beat” when it strikes the ground. By having a ground person count the beats for one minute while you are riding, you will obtain your bpm for each gait. Even easier is to buy a hand-held electronic metronome and have your ground person adjust it up or down until the “beep” sound of the metronome matches the footfall of the wrapped leg." (equimusic | online freestyle musical database)

I have really been thinking about it, and I have decided that I want to start my own personal, uh, "database" of songs and start looking up BPM's for some of my favorite songs. I think that riding to music is really fun, and after watching this video on youtube, I decided I want to start riding to music too, even if it's just for fun.
(WARNING, the song that is used in this video is explicit; not for younger members)

Basically, the point of this post was to just share what I've learned about BPM's and what-not, and getting people to share their favorite songs to ride to, and hopefully I could share some of mine :~)

I hope I put this in the right place!
Thanks!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-01-2012, 01:42 AM
  #2
Weanling
I actually saw a book once in a bookshop dedicated purely to riding to music, finding your horses BPM etc, all of that and I was fascinated! Wish I'd bought it! It looks awesome when you see a horse/rider working in perfect time with a song that matches perfectly. Best of luck with it, I'm sure you'll have great fun
     
    07-01-2012, 02:13 AM
  #3
Foal
Thanks!
It's a cool video, isn't it?? :)
     
    07-01-2012, 02:20 AM
  #4
Green Broke
I LOVE THAT MARE! Im so sad that she was put down awhile ago...sorry for the random off topicness haha
But that's awesome. Ill have to figure charlies out when I go home!
     
    07-01-2012, 02:32 AM
  #5
Showing
That's a really cool idea!!!

I used to ride Sky to music (just played it on the radio) and he REALLY got into some songs. Classical helped him to lunge. He loved to be ridden under pop and hiphop/r&b songs with alternative. He wasn't too crazy about other genres. Country depended on the song.
     
    07-01-2012, 02:36 AM
  #6
Weanling
My boyfriend is a metal head and a musician, so he figured out the bpm for me, for fun
My horses canter matches up perfectly with "Down With The Sickness" by Disturbed.
But I often ride to alt rock, rap, and metal. :)
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    07-01-2012, 02:41 AM
  #7
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by TristaJean    
My horses canter matches up perfectly with "Down With The Sickness" by Disturbed.
Posted via Mobile Device
AMAZING!!!! I love all genres, but Disturbed is one of my favourites to listen to :)
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who listens to there music while riding? What kind of music when you do? Klassic Superstar Horse Riding 33 10-20-2011 07:14 AM
Riding To Music RidingTowardsGrace Horse Riding 16 04-02-2011 01:52 PM
Riding to music beauforever23 Dressage 8 02-01-2011 07:29 PM
Riding with music Marlinark Trail Riding 10 04-13-2010 11:39 PM
Music for riding videos starlinestables Horse Videos 3 10-19-2009 03:37 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0