Ed Dabney's much requested instructional video is now available:
"Six Keys to Harmony - Essential Groundwork & Mounted Exercises".
This information packed, professionally produced video features easy to understand techniques for establishing respect and trust with your horse and achieving light responses from your horse. By employing these exercises, your horse will be more responsive while riding and well mannered on the ground.
These essential exercises should be performed as your "pre-ride checklist" each and every time you work with or ride your horse. It won't take long for you to see results that help you to establish your leadership position, gain your horse's attention and determine each time how he (or she) is responding to you. The exercises will help your horse to be calm, focused and willing, and they will increase his coordination for precise and fluid movements as well as to increase his flexibility.
It is essential to do the six key exercises each and every time before you ride, with the goal of achieving lighter and lighter responses from your horse with lighter and lighter requests. You'll see that your horse will become a willing and enthusiastic participant if you are consistent in performing the exercises. Once you and your horse know these exercises, you should be able to run through them all in about ten minutes, then mount up with more confidence knowing that your horse is focused on you and on the job at hand. Your confidence will pass through to your horse and give you a greater chance for a safe and successful ride.
By practicing Ed Dabney's fundamental exercises on the ground and mounted, your speed and direction control will be greatly enhanced. These exercises will prepare both horse and rider mentally, physically and emotionally for a more successful, more safe, and more enjoyable ride.
This video also includes techniques for respectful catching, respectful head position, haltering, respectful leading and much more. This program is an extremely valuable tool for riders of any discipline and is appropriate for both experienced and beginning riders, adult and youth.
For less than the cost of one lesson, a wealth of information is at your fingertips. You'll be amazed at the results as many others have been. This isn't a "watch it once and call it a day" video. This is a program you will be able to watch many, many times and still gain something more with each additional viewing.
The DVD version of Six Keys to Harmony is chaptered in a way that makes it easy for you to view any section of the program you would like to see at any time.
Length: 90 minutes