In the new series as a contributor for Horse Nation, I talked with Christy Snyder Kelly, head horse trainer at Hold Your Horses Inc., an organization that has been in the business of training AQHA, APHA, and NSBA horses for three generations. Through the interviews and video sessions in this series western horseback riding enthusiasts can glean insights from someone who has been coaching and training champions for years. Read more to learn about this five part series produced with fans of breed horse shows in mind!
The topics in my Show Pen Preparedness series for www.horsenation.com are certain to be of interest to enthusiasts of the western horseback riding discipline. The series includes horse training segments dedicated to Showmanship at Halter, Western Horsemanship, Western Riding and Western Pleasure. Here's a recap of the five part series!
Part I: Meet Our Expert, Christy Snyder Kelly
In the first edition, I met with Christy Snyder Kelly and learned about her horse training qualifications! Click for the full interview and to watch the accompanying video here: http://www.horsenation.com/2016/10/06/show-pen-preparedness-part-i-meet-our-expert-christy-snyder-kelly/
Part II: Showmanship at Halter
In the second installment, Christy explained current trends and tips for showmanship at halter. Don't miss the chance to glean presentation tips on this event from an industry pro! Watch the how-to video and read the interview here:
Part III: Western Horsemanship
In this segment, our horse trainer, Christy, describes how to use your strengths and weaknesses to ride the perfect horsemanship pattern. Click here to read the interview and watch the video on executing a polished horsemanship pattern in the show pen: http://www.horsenation.com/2016/10/20/show-pen-preparedness-part-iii-western-horsemanship/
Part IV: Western Riding
Are flying lead changes a mystery? Is western riding your bucket list event? Well then! My favorite interview & video in this Horse Nation series might just be perfect for you! In this fourth segment, we talk perfecting western riding & cover show pen best practices for this exciting class! In this edition, Christy described how some winning tactics to put together the western riding pattern. Read the interview and watch the video here: http://www.horsenation.com/2016/10/27/show-pen-preparedness-part-iv-western-riding/
Part V: Western Pleasure
The final segment of my horse training series for show pen preparedness takes on the controversial class of western pleasure. Click here to see our horse trainer expert Christy Snyder Kelly's take on what's acceptable and what's incorrect in this popular class, as well as video here: http://www.horsenation.com/2016/11/03/show-pen-preparedness-part-v-western-pleasure/
I so enjoyed contributing this five part series for western enthusiasts to Horse Nation. I loved discussing horse training and how to perfect western horse events w/ Christy Synder Kelly, head horse trainer at Hold Your Horses Inc., an organization that has been in the business of training AQHA, APHA, and NSBA horses for three generations. I learned so much while conducting the interviews and filming the videos. I hope you did too!
A BIG YEEEEEHAW goes out to Julie Starkey Hoefling, Joan Holsten, Katelin Gray and especially Christy Snyder Kelly of Hold your horses equestrian team for starring in the series! Appreciate your partnership, Cowgirls!
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