Every horse is different. Don’t let the pressure of getting ready for a particular event cause you to push your horse past what he’s capable of doing.
Next in this series, Bud demonstrates the extended trot.
Before your horse can neck rein he needs to respond to direct rein commands.
Don’t let your spin put you in the penalty box. Use my techniques to teach your horse how to properly start and stop a spin.
See what Bud Lyon feeds his performance horses to ensure they're healthy and in shape for competition.
While we all have more down time with COVID-19, The Ride is bringing you audio lessons from our favorite trainers.
Bud Lyon has someone who is new to ranch riding work his scale so he can assess her riding skill level and knowledge of the ranch riding.
To conclude this series Bud Lyon gives an overall evaluation.
Purchase a new ranch riding prospect? Here’s how Bud Lyon likes to evaluate a new prospect.
When working with a new horse you should test your horse’s lope to determine what you may need to work on in the future.
Kim Lyon shares her collection of Western hats.
Does your new horse like to stop when you say whoa? Bud Lyon explains why it’s important to test your stop when working with a new horse.
Bought a new horse? Here’s how to assess his skill level.
Does your horse get stuck when you ask him to back up? Bud Lyon has a drill to help.
Does your horse like to ignore your stopping cue when you’re turning him around? Bud Lyon has a fix.
Does your horse struggle with staying soft in the bridle? This week, Bud shows you how he softens up a stiff horse.
Breaking down from extended lope to the extended trot is one of the toughest transitions you’ll find in a ranch riding class. See how Bud Lyon teaches a horse how to be correct so he can stay out of the penalty box in the show pen.
This transition, while common, still leaves many exhibitors in the penalty box. Bud breaks down the steps to having a smooth lope to trot transition in the ranch riding.
Before you throw your leg over the saddle, come up with a game plan of what your riding session is going to look like.
Continue watching how to prevent scotching.
Bud Lyon explains what scotching is and how to prevent it.
Make sure your horse is cadenced to have success in trotting over logs.
Bud Lyon breaks down speed control for ranch riding.
Build on the introduction of the sidepass to apply the sidepass to a ranch riding pattern.