I like Warwick Schiller- just be mindful that you do still have an actual trainer you are paying, and that trainer is still working with your horse.
I know but my trainer im using primarily for riding right now and I dont have access to her everyday, like I do with warwicks videos. I spent almost 3 hours just watching some of his videos and theyre great. Ive learned a lot just from watching and it feels Im almost right there with him as a spectator.
What I really like about him is the way he explains things makes it so easy to understand.
I love watching his videos where viewers will take videos of them and their horse and he views and critiques them back. This not only allows me to listen to Warwicks advice but observe the handler as well and pick up things that i notice. He has a bunch on his site and its great to watch because it feels like im right there.
Group lessons is actually one thing that I was just about to get into with my past trainer at the old barn but we didnt get around to it. Its something i would really benefit from, where a few of us boarders take a lesson together doing the same thing and each take turns while the rest observe and critique. I know at the new barn, the trainer doesnt do these which is too bad.
Theres a lot of little things here and there that you can learn just from watching these videos. In fact there is one of the things I was watching of him do, that im actually considering trying on my mare.
Ive noticed that my mare will be slow when leading into the barn but when leading back to her herd shes fine. Trainer mentioned this to me awhile ago so its nothing new to me. But i essentially would like to be able to lead her with absolutely no tension on the lead. Warwick has a video where he worked with a lazy horse leading and used a flag to just tap towards her HQ when she was slow reacting when he gave the que to walk on. Now (because of wind and my mare gets almost too energetic off a flag stick) I might not be able to use my flag stick but perhaps my dressage whip I can. Right now, Ive just been using the end of my lead, where I will not tap her HQ with it to get her to keep up, but i just show her it by moving my hand behind me so she can see it. It works sometimes but i feel using something longer would be more effective. Dont have to tap her, just point it behind me and if i need to tap, it will be very light cause shes so sensitive on her HQ.