Happy No-Stirrup November! Riding without stirrups can benefit your body strength and balance when you’re in the saddle. Horse&Rider OnDemand expert Brad Barkemeyer talks about the benefits of riding without stirrups and explains some of the drills you can do at home to improve your riding.
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Ranch riding events were originally created to help showcase the versatility, attitude, and movement of a working ranch horse. Now that it has become one of the largest events offered by breed association horse shows, and we see many horses that compete in events like reining or working cow horse transition over to ranch riding. We work with ranch riding world champion riders Bud Lyon and Cody Crow who help you perfect your ranch riding horsemanship and improve your performance in the arena.
National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame riders Winston Hansma and R.L. Chartier demonstrate the fundamentals you need to have before ever putting your horse on a cow. They additionally explain the importance of including dry work into your daily riding routine. They’ll then show you how to work your horse on live cattle and go over the tack and gear you need to have to compete in this event.
Master reining maneuvers with help from professionals like Bud Lyon, Peter DeFreitas, Keith Ceddia, and Ryan Rushing. These videos are designed to help improve your horse’s circle, spins, sliding stops, and more. They demonstrate the fundamentals of reining, the tack and gear you’ll need to compete in reining, and help you troubleshoot any problems you run into at home.