Lindsey Knight originally developed this training video to help
riding instructors select good, safe lesson horses. But it's equally
valuable to anyone involved in riding, buying, leasing or selling a
The key thing is, even if you're not able to run every test a
professional uses to evaluate a horse, you need to know about them.
That way, you'll be able to ask the right questions and recognize
potential problems before committing to a new horse. Or, if you
already have a horse, you'll be able to recognize and correct unsafe
behaviors before they pose risks to you or make your horse less
attractive to others.
What You'll Learn
This video runs through a detailed checklist for evaluating
horses for safe, mannerly behavior as well as for suitability and
ride-ability for amateur riders. It walks you through a step-by-step
process for assessing:
- Good behavior in the stall
- Good behavior on the lead
- Good behavior in the cross-ties
- Kindness and manners
- Balance and responsiveness
- Easy-gaitedness and ride-ability
These are the traits you want and need in a horse. They make
learning to ride a much safer, easier and more fulfilling
Improve Your Ability to Evaluate Horses
If you're buying or leasing a horse, this video could make all
the difference in the world between getting a horse that's safe to
be around and a joy to ride, or one that continually presents you
with intractable problems. If you're selling one, it could help you
make your horse much more valuable by correcting unsafe behaviors.
So click the link below to get immediate access to this video.
Within minutes, you'll see what a good, safe horse looks like, how
it moves and how it reacts (or doesn't react) to what's going on