I've been reading a lot on trainers and dvd's etc and have started watching several types by several trainers. I have to say this Ryan Gingerich wasn't worth the zero price I paid for it.
One dvd on bolting showed the exact same thing as on TV and all the other dvd's. Tap the front left leg to have the horse start walking w/ the front left leg. Stop each leg with the corresponding side rein. He always uses his horse that has done his steps so much, he'll do them on his own.
Get real, come on out here and I give you a few untouched horses, as well as seriously bolting horses and let's see what you do with them.
The next DVD was water and bridge crossing, guess what, the same starting, the same way to stop, the same figure 8's, etc.
Again, just not worth the price I paid (which was nothing) to watch them or the time I lost watching.
Now that that's done. What trainers do you like????
Who has a very short simple way of explaining???
Who trains real world applications???
I'm not into showing, jumping so I don't need my horse willing to back up for a mile, backs up with 4 or 5 different jesters, or lowers her head to the ground while I prance in a circle, or how about stand on a 3' round stand like a billy goat.
I use horses on the land to ride trails, work cattle, trim a branch or two, go look for a lost calf, etc.