Trainer Julie Goodnight teaches the language of the horse. What horses do and why–and why you need to decipher the lingo. This educational video teaches how horses interact in the herd and how that instinctive “language” affects how they act with you. You’ll better understand your horse and, based on this knowledge, have a better understanding of how to best interact to achieve the relationship you want.
From finding and evaluating the right trail horse to trailer loading, to working with a horse that’s barn and buddy sour, to approaching any obstacle you may face on the trail, Julie Goodnight and the Horse Master cast members will help you learn from real-life challenges such as getting in the trailer, refusing to leave the barn, walking off before you ask, balking at obstacles (such as tarps and water) and more.
Whether your horse refuses to be caught and haltered, tosses his head while you ride, kicks and bites when you place the saddle, constantly stops at the gate, or in general has a bad attitude, these worst-case scenario episodes of Horse Master will help you see how to handle most any troublesome behavior. Watch the episodes you loved on TV–all based on one training theme! You’ll have step by step directions from Julie and over 90 minutes of instruction!
BONUS: Behind-the-scenes footage from three different episodes!
- Don’t Cinch Me In (cinchy) Cinchy behavior
- Can’t Make Me (refuses to cross tarp) Refusing obstacles
- Rules of the Game (hard to catch) Hard to catch
- Mustang Mascot (gate sour, balky) Gate sour
- Bad Medicine (de-worm) Refusing medication
Cantering can be the most fear-inducing gait—if you let it. instead, find out how to relax and trust you can control the speedy gait. with these 5 episodes, you’ll learn how to feel your leads—so you don’t have to look down in the show ring—then work up to perform flying lead changes. Julie Goodnight teaches in real time as cast members learn the skills and master their cantering goals.
- What’s my cue? (cue for canter) how to cue
- Hooked on a feeling (feel canter leads) feel your leads
- Southern comfort (slow down the canter) slow the gait
- Straighten up and fly right (flying lead changes) lead changes
- Lost in transition (bucks at canter) troubleshoot bucking
Going beyond the basics, you’ll learn the technicalities, execution and cues for more advanced maneuvers. Learn feel and timing and be able to cue your horse lightly for specific maneuvers ranging from collection to lateral movements.
- Feeling Correct Posting Diagonals: Posting on the correct diagonal is important for your horse’s balance at the trot. Learn to feel when to rise so that you never have to look down.
- Leg Yielding: Julie works with an English collegiate equestrian to learn the cues and training progression for leg yielding/ two tracking.
- Canter Collection: Julie works with a rider to take the horse from head up, hallowed and choppy at the canter to head down, rounded and collected through his body.
- Pivots and Spins: A young English rider buys a finished reiner from Julie and needs to learn the cues and proper execution for a 460 degree pivot on the hindquarters.
- Proper Gate Opening from Horseback: There is a specific procedure for proper and safe gate opening from horseback. Learn the sequence of movements for easy opening and higher scores.
Run time: approx 90 minutes plus a bonus segment from Julie’s Refinement and Collection DVD!
You only have one chance to raise your young horse right. You want him to be mannerly, respectful and safe to handle. With these five lessons from the reality TV show, Horse Master with Julie Goodnight, you’ll learn techniques from halter training the foal to dealing with fractious adolescents.
- Halter Training Foals: Julie shows a Friesian breeder how to train a two-month-old filly to lead and have manners in preparation for her breed inspection.
- Lead Line Manners: Julie helps the new owner of a two-year-old Arab filly who has very little handling and is pushy, headstrong and unsafe. She’ll learn boundaries, manners and respect.
- Safety and Respect: Julie works with a fractious yearling filly who kicks, strikes and walks all over her owner when leading. Learn how to keep yourself safe and establish boundaries and respect.
- Longeing Obediently: Teach your young horse to longe without throwing a fit and to listen to you without pulling on the lead or trying to get away. Your work will prepare your horse for under-saddle training.
- First Saddling: Teach your youngster to accept the saddle or any new stimulus with Julie’s advance and retreat lessons. Watch more under-saddle training with the Ready To Ride DVD preview included.
This 120 minute video shows several different horses going through five stages of round pen training to establish yourself as herd leader and develop a better relationship with the horse based on respect and trust. Julie explains the basics of reading equine body language and guides you through the steps you’ll need to work your horse safely. Find out about the proper gear to have with you, how to control your body posture, and what to look for in your horse’s movements.
112 minute video on improving your relationship with the horse through a four step process that teaches your horse good ground manners and to respect you as his leader. This is the video you need if your horse pushes into you on the ground, crowds your space, bites, nips, won’t stand still, or won’t walk with you—either pulling behind or walking in front of you. This is your chance to be the herd leader in your herd of two. Julie explains horse behavior and how it relates to your relationship as you lead your horse from the barn to the tie post or any time you lead and handle your horse. Also great for helping prepare for showmanship competition or ensuring that your horse has the proper basic training.
Join Julie for a 105-minute training video showing the complete training process for the young horse learning to respond to the bit for the very first time and remedial training for an older horse that’s evading the bit by head tossing, star-gazing, rooting and jerking on the rider. You’ll learn about how bits work as great aids and why some horses learn to avoid bit pressure. Find out what signs to look for to know if your horse is happy with your hands or avoiding your rein and bit pressure.
Whether you have a horse to train or want to help your finished horse learn to carry himself easily without your constant rein cues, this systematic training process is for you. Goodnight’s easy-to-understand, step-by-step process teaches the horse to be light and responsive, giving to the rider’s hands as he carries himself in a relaxed and rounded frame. The Bitting System replaces the need for side reins and helps the horse find a release as he moves—something side reins and draw reins can never produce. An instructional poster, teaches you how to apply and use this great training aid. The Bitting System is sold separately.
Join Julie as she guides you through the colt-starting process. Shot over 5 days and with an amazing young filly who had been prepared with the methods taught on Round Pen Reasoning and Lead Line Leadership, Julie shows you that colt starting doesn’t have to be dramatic or scary. Broken down into steps you can understand and apply, you’ll find this video a great resource as you train your horse!
No matter what your riding experience, you’ll find information to help you have better “feel” and improve your riding. 1 hr, 13 min.
Learn to use your natural aids–seat, legs and hands, to cue your horse clearly for stop, go, turn and to have better control.
Exercises to Improve Your Riding at the Walk, Trot, Canter: In the third installment of her Goodnight’s Principles of Riding series, Julie Goodnight leads riders through fun exercises taught on the ground, while mounted standing still, then gradually perfected at the walk, trot and later, the canter. No matter what your riding ability, you’ll find Julie’s advice practical and her lessons engaging—keeping you active as you test your coordination, gain rhythm and enjoy learning with your equine and equestrian friends.
Most every rider dreams of cantering (or loping) with ease and collection—the grace of a refined horse and rider team taking off with control and changing leads on command. Join Julie Goodnight in Volume 4 of Goodnight’s Principles of Riding. Here, she’ll explain the gait’s footfalls and how your body impacts your horse as you cue for a canter, select a lead, and feel when to ask for a lead change. Julie also guides you through valuable troubleshooting tips and teaches you to train your horse for the best canter ever.
In Volumes 1-4 of Goodnight’s Principles of Riding you developed your feel, cues, rhythm and balance—and helped to teach your horse how to respond. Now it’s time to refine your position and cues and to become an elite, refined rider. Julie clearly demonstrates how to ride while conducting your horse’s every step. You’ll learn how to engage your horse’s mind and body as you apply subtle-yet-effective leg and rein cues. Your precise riding will help you collect your horse into a perfect, athletic position.