Effective Horsemanship Series

CHA Streaming Videos

The Certified Horsemanship Association is proud to present a collection of educational videos for instructors and riders of all levels.

 
 

$5/single view (CHA member price)
$10/single view (non-CHA member price)
$45/month for program membership subscription (CHA member price, unlimited views of all titles)
$95/month for program membership subscription (non-CHA member price, unlimited views of all titles)

 

Featured Videos

Western Saddle Fit

Fitting challenges of western saddles for horse and rider.

Presenter: Jochen Schleese

Foundational Lateral Movements

Incorporating circle, leg yield, serpentine, shoulder-in, and half pass exercises into lessons.

Presenter: Jessica Mohr

Polishing Rider Position

Using prescribed exercises to improve flexibility, strength, and balance in rider position, thereby increasing coordination of all the aids.

Presenter: Becky Huddleston


EFFECTIVE HORSEMANSHIP VIDEO CATEGORIES:

Riding Instruction

These videos are beneficial for both riding instructors and riding students and they are designed to improve the rider’s equitation and communication with their horse. Instructors will find many gold nuggets to improve their instruction and teaching techniques and riders will find several new ideas to apply to their own riding.

Biomechanics of the Horse and Rider

Rediscovering how rider body movement directly influences the horse’s motion.

Presenter: Mitzi Summers

Canter/Lope Transitions

Using aids correctly at the precise moment to cue for a prompt, obedient canter or lope transition.

Presenter: Cheryl West

Challenging Multiple Riding Levels in a Group Class

Adapting lesson plans for all abilities, skill levels, disciplines, and ages.

Presenter: Carla Wennberg

 

Connected Riding

Focusing on the rider’s ability to clearly communicate with their horse.

Presenter: Cheryl West

Connecting the Rider’s Seat to the Horse’s Feet

Connecting the seat to the feet by influencing movement with feel, proper aids, and timing.

Presenter: JoAnne Young

Creative Beginner Exercises to Develop Thinking Riders

Using creative exercises to develop riders who think, respond and control the horse right from the beginning.

Presenter: Shellie Hensley

 

Demystifying the Half Halt

Discovering what a half halt is, how and when to apply the aids, and how to teach it.

Presenter: Heidi Potter

Dressage Training Principals for All Disciplines

Connecting the classical dressage training scale to students of all levels and disciplines.

Presenter: Larissa Strapello Ries

Educated Eye for Group Lessons

Developing the educated eye while observing riders demonstrating typical equitation faults.

Presenter: Beth Powers

 

Engaging Rider’s Core to Engage the Horse’s Core

Teaching riders to properly engage their core muscles to help horses engage theirs.

Presenter: JoAnne Young

Foundational Lateral Movements

Incorporating circle, leg yield, serpentine, shoulder-in, and half pass exercises into lessons.

Presenter: Jessica Mohr

Polishing Rider Position

Using prescribed exercises to improve flexibility, strength, and balance in rider position, thereby increasing coordination of all the aids.

Presenter: Becky Huddleston

 

Riding Position Magic for Advanced Riders

Improving the “beyond beginner” rider in their position and balance.

Presenter: Randi Thompson

Strength and Balance Exercises

Building rider strength and balance through specific exercises at all gaits.

Presenter: Jennifer Eaton

The Posting Trot

Using exercises to improve not only the rider’s body in the posting trot, but the horse’s as well.

Presenter: Cheryl West

Horse and Rider Psychology

These videos look into the way horses think and react and the rider/horse interactive relationship. Each video covers topics specifically designed to encourage critical thinking in the way the human/horse relationship is developed.

Riding Lesson from the Horse’s Perspective

Examining how the horse’s perceptions impact on how he learns and processes information.

Presenter: Lisa Wysocky

 
 

Herd Management

These videos feature topics geared toward the care and use of our equine partners. They specifically address the needs of managing a herd that is used for lesson programs, striving to make their lives more comfortable.

Nutrition for the Senior Lesson Horse

Determining how to meet the nutritional needs of the active senior lesson horse.

Presenter: Dr. Tanja Hess

Preventing Lesson Horse Burnout

Keeping lesson horses happy and willing to come to work each and every day to do their job.

Presenter: Lisa Lombardi

Western Saddle Fit

Fitting challenges of western saddles for horse and rider.

Presenter: Jochen Schleese

Horsemanship Specialties

These videos address a variety of distinctive disciplines within the horse industry. With many of these arenas of horsemanship, CHA offers printed educational materials, program guidelines, and CHA certification.

Assessing the Lesson Horse

Evaluating the conformation, disposition, and discipline suitability of several lesson horses.

Presenter: Lisa Wysocky

Turns to Fences for All Levels

Helping riders of all levels practice course elements, especially effective turns

Presenter: Anne Brzezicki

 

Note: all presenter bios are accurate as of the recording of their presentation.


We have a select number of DVD copies of our Classic titles in our Effective Horsemanship Series availble while supplies last.

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