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25th Mar 2002, 09:41 PM
I am having great difficulty in editing my second video - due to some technical problems. I am hoping instead at Mike's suggestion, to do a couple of audio tapes on the same subject. These can be played whilst riding either through a personal Walkman, or ghetto blaster in the school, whilst I talk you through the subjects of 'feel' and the aids.
I am finding the aids especially difficult to depict as they shouldn't be visible. Having to exaggerate them is not my idea of teaching good riding, and being able to talk you through it all is probably the next best thing to having a lesson, but also one that you can repeat as often as you need for it to sink in!
If the two audio tapes are successful, then I will add to them to build up a lesson library of various exercises and movements etc.
What do you all think?
25th Mar 2002, 10:30 PM
I think the tapes would be really good. I have your book and video and found them wonderful. (I should say I had your book, as I gave it my good friend who is BHSIT who now lives and works in USA) when he came over this summer to stay with me. I am buying another copy though as I cannot live without it. I would also love the 2nd video if possible.
I think the tapes would be excellent, as sometimes when I am schooling alone I can get myself mixed up. The tapes would also give balance and structure to a lesson. Which most us possibly do not achieve whilst schooling without the help of an instructor.
Keep up the good work Heather and good luck with your new horse.
26th Mar 2002, 02:00 AM
What a great idea! I would definitely buy a tape if you put them out and have them available in the US! In fact, if you don't, I might just steal the idea and make myself a couple of tapes for schooling (a little relaxation and imagery tape, a little schooling tape with specific movements set out, a little goals tape, etc.) I do think, though, I'd only want to use the walk-man if there were noone else riding in the ring.
26th Mar 2002, 10:56 AM
i'm with the others! sounds like a great idea, i know quite a few people who'd use them if they were available.
26th Mar 2002, 02:45 PM
That is an interesting idea. What would your "starter" tape cover? Transitions? circles? I would try it out.
26th Mar 2002, 07:19 PM
The tapes would cover learing 'feel' and the aids, their explanation and application in considerable detail whilts keeping it simple. They would compliment the first video tape that is already on sale.
26th Mar 2002, 08:04 PM
That sounds a really good idea,especially if you try to keep the language basic and not get too horsey on us.I know that sounds strange of a riding lesson cassette, but I have one of Sylvia Loch with her classical riding, and boy, do I have difficulty in understanding her terminology sometimes?? Nothing straight forward seems to happen, her horses aways seem to be moving THRU the shoulder, or FROM somewhere.I must confess, perhaps I'm equestrianally challenged, but she looses me right at the beginning if her tape!!
27th Mar 2002, 09:40 AM
Yes, I also have Sylvia's tape. It wasn't the content I had a problem with, all Classically correct, but the very irritating piano music - sounded like some old dear banging away on the joanna accompanying a village ballet class!! I couldn't believe that the perpetrator of the music had actually been given a plug on the credits for having composed the music and was available to do other commissions!
27th Mar 2002, 11:05 AM
9th May 2002, 09:00 PM
I am new to this group and have enjoyed the postings! I was looking specifically for an idea to motivate me. That must sound terrible but I have a couple horses to ride and somehow just can't get the energy / motivation up to go ride more then a couple days a week. I do not have anyone to ride with and have gotten so exhausted physically after the few hour long lessons I would just as soon ride by myself. Once I am up in the saddle I am fine, I can ride for a good long time the problem is getting in gear so to speak. I don't get home from work until about 5:00. The idea of audio tapes really really intrigued me. I am in the US and have not heard of such a thing. Where are they available? Has anyone else ever had this problem? If so how did you overcome it? I like riding arenas or trail, it doesn't matter, I am fairly goal oriented and seem to need some way to have a daily goal.
18th May 2002, 08:03 AM
Sorry noto to have answered your post before, but I have been away and have only just spotted it! I think that you are not alone in feeling like this. If you are goal orientated and not just a 'happy hacker', and have little help or inspiration from others, and lessons exhaust you - which they should not if your instructor has half a brain- then you need some motivation.
I am doing the audio lessons so that riders like you can work by themselves but have a goal to aim at. That way you can learn at your own pace but fel that you have something to aim at and practise. The first tapes will be a set of two with a lesson on each side- we will probably also do minidiscs.
They will cover a dismounted workshop that you can practise on foot, learning 'feel' and also covering the application and full explanation of the aids, giving you plenty to work on. They will be available in a couple of months or so.
18th May 2002, 10:58 AM
cannot wait until you get them done & on sale!!
28th May 2002, 03:41 PM
They sound like a really good idea to me. I think a whole collection to work through would be really good. That'll keep you busy!
6th Jun 2002, 02:35 AM
I live in the US, in Texas. I need all the help in riding I can get , from the basic to whatever. But right now a refresher from the beginning would be great. I would love to get some of your tapes and / or videos. That is a Great idea! Can you tell me how to order them and how much they would be. You can email me at Cyberprincess631@aol.com
6th Jun 2002, 03:43 AM
The timing of the taped lessons might be hard to work around.
There'd either have to be plenty of "empty" time to let students
practice and organize themselves or quick access to on/off switch.
If that can be done, they'd be great.
17th Jun 2002, 05:13 AM
heather, could u post some information on how to purchase some of your videos and books and stuff?
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