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post #1 of 4 Old 05-14-2017, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Great Horsemanship on YouTube?

I am offering this as a parallel thread to the "Horrible Horsemanship in Movies" one. Have you seen some examples of great horsemanship by private publishers on YouTube? I'd probably exclude big commercial productions (Clinton Anderson etc.) and channels that partially exist to create and exploit controversy (Think Like a Horse). Here are two of my favorites:

Kathryn Barrett,
- A play-by-play about gaining the trust of a mustang whose only interactions with humans consisted of helicopters and wranglers. Probably some great ideas there for working with very distrustful and sensitive horses, though I never had the chance to do so myself.

Bill Campanelli - Not exactly a gifted teacher in terms of presenting his material, but does everything with his horses at liberty because it's important for him to see that the horse wants to work with him. I got my "joining up" method from him, and it worked flawlessly on several horses so far, from a scared rescue to a cocky TB stallion.
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I learned a lot from Ali whose videos are called "help my daughter loves horses".
It's mostly basic stuff, like grooming and tacking, but it answered a lot of my questions.

Another beginner friendly channel I watch is "crk training".
I find it interesting that she clicker trains her horses.

Granted, I'm pretty new so for all I know these two could be total hacks. They do seem to understand horses and treat them with care.
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The best borsemen/women don't put themselves out there on video. They teach only in person, face to face.
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...A play-by-play about gaining the trust of a mustang whose only interactions with humans consisted of helicopters and wranglers. Probably some great ideas there for working with very distrustful and sensitive horses, though I never had the chance to do so myself.
Just a comment: I've heard from many the idea that Mustangs are distrustful and sensitive horses. As you can see in the video by looking at the common "type" of horse that Mustangs are, most are stock horse or draft blood. So they very often are not hot, excitable or very sensitive at all. My point is that many think it would be more challenging to work with a wild Mustang, but if you had the choice between taking on a horse that had not been handled and had to choose between a Mustang or an unhandled Thoroughbred or Arabian, you will have a far easier time with the Mustang. As you can see in the video, they come right up to the fence and are curious about the human. With most of them, it is quite easy to gain their trust, with a few exceptions of course. Once they trust a human, they are more steady than many other breeds and easier to train. I've been around many Mustangs just off the range, and they are often friendly right away. I visited some holding pens and fed many of the mustangs grass, and they let me pet their noses. Much harder to give a treat to or get a hand on a spooky Arab that has been left in a field his whole life.

I quite like Evention TV.
They have some great tips for riding, with humor.

This is not really horse training or anything, but I also like Dave Wisniewski's funny videos about Endurance riding and having fun with horses.
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