Certified Horsemanship Association Produces More Videos on Horsemanship Safety for Use by the Equine Industry
The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) recently finished more “free to the public” three to 10 minute safety videos in its Safety Shorts series that can be added to the many that have been produced so far.
They can be found on YouTube at or at http://cha-ahse.org/store/pages/212/CHA-Horsemanship-Videos.html
The topics of the new videos include:
Grooming a Horse with CHA CEO Christy Landwehr, thanks to HandsOn Gloves
How to Pick Hooves Safely with Christy Landwehr
Truck and Trailer Safety Check with Donovan Dobbs
How to Trailer Load a Horse Safely with Donovan Dobbs
How to Saddle English with Julie Goodnight
How to Bridle English with Julie Goodnight
How to Saddle Western with Julie Goodnight
How to Bridle Western with Julie Goodnight
How to Fit a Horseback Riding Helmet with Julie Goodnight
Some of the ones produced in past years are:
1. How to Introduce Your Horse to Fly Spray Safely – thanks to Pyranha, Inc.
2. Exercises on Horseback to Improve Rider Position
3. How to Introduce Your Horse to a Fly Mask
4. How to Pony a Horse
5. How to Lead Safely
6. How to Safely Paste Deworm Your Horse – thanks to Bimeda
7. Two Point, Half Seat, and Light Seat Explained
8. How to Safely Hold Your Horse for the Vet or Farrier
9. Counting Jump Strides in a Line of Fences on a Course Walk
10. How to Safely Adjust Your English Stirrups and Girth While Mounted
11. How to Perform a Safety Tack Check
12. How to Mount
13. Fitting the Breast Collar and Back Cinch Correctly
14. Fitting Boots – Sports Medicine Boots, Split Boots and Bell Boots
15. Correct Riding Position
16. Martingale Fit on Horses
17. The Emergency Stop
18. Danger Zones around the Horse
19. The Emergency Dismount
20. Equine Vital Signs and How to Take Them
21. Blanketing Your Horse
22. Horseback Riding Rein Holds – Split rein hold, Romel rein hold, Direct rein hold and more!
23. How to Use a Mounting Block Safely and an Alternate “Leg up”
24. How to Correctly Put On a Rope Halter
25. Catching and Leading a Horse in a Herd
26. Catching a Horse in a Stall
27. How to Safely Put Up a Highline for Your Horses
28. Bowline Knots with Horses
29. Catching a Horse in a Paddock
30. Releasing a Horse in a Paddock
31. How to Put on Polo and Standing Wraps
32. Showmanship Tips
33. Long Lining a Horse
34. How to Longe a Horse Correctly
35. Bit Adjustment for Direct and Leverage Bits
36. Reading Horse Behavior
37. Lengthening and Shortening of Strides
CHA encourages the horse industry and the public to make use of these videos and to embed them on websites free of charge. These safety videos help spread CHA’s mission of safe, effective, and fun horsemanship.
CHA Instructors Change Lives Through Safe Experiences with Horses. The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies instructors and trail guides, accredits equestrian facilities, publishes educational manuals, produces educational horsemanship DVDs and YouTube Safety shorts, and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the largest certifying body of riding instructors and barn managers in North America, Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit www.CHA.horse or call 859-259-3399. To find a certified horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you, visit www.CHAinstructors.com
New Jersey Horse Park Ready To Celebrate 30th Anniversary
The Horse Park of New Jersey will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year.
Looking back on 2017, the horses park successfully raised $60,000 for the Arena Development Campaign to improve footing in the show arenas.
The Gwen Stableford Winners Circle was completed to honor a long-time supporter of the Horse Park. Stableford, of Summit, N.J., died on June 16, 2014 at age 96. She was an avid horsewoman and international traveler, known for her financial acumen, which resulted in her serving as treasurer for the New Jersey Horse Council, American Saddlebred Horse Association of New Jersey and the Middlesex Horse Show for decades. She was named the 2007 "New Jersey Horseperson of the Year."
Other improvements include replacing aging Bradford Pear Trees with sugar maples. The gazebos next to the rings were repaired and painted by volunteers. Overgrown brush has been cleared. New fencing will be installed in the areas between the East and West rings. Stall panels will also be replaced and stall floors were improved.
The Jersey Fresh International 3-Day Event will be a World Equestrian Games qualifier when it returns May 9 to 13.
EQUUS Foundation Announces Results of 2017 #RideForHorses Competition
#RideForHorses is the nationwide effort of the EQUUS Foundation to inspire and engage everyone who cares about horses to help ensure the welfare of all of America's horses. The $25 membership helps protect America's horses at risk of abuse, neglect and slaughter - and provide opportunities for horses to change peoples' lives, especially people with special needs.
For US Equestrian members, participation also includes the opportunity for recognition in the EQUUS Foundation/US Equestrian Best Performance Competition. What sets this competition apart from other competitive awards programs is that it is uniquely designed to recognize consistency in performance.
The EQUUS Foundation wishes to thank all who participated in the competition ending on Nov. 30 and congratulate the winners.
The Overall Junior, Amateur, and Professional winners will have grants awarded in their names in August 2018 to deserving charities operating at the highest standards of horse care.
2017 #RideForHorses Competition Results
Junior 11 & Under
National: Stella Wasserman - Benetton
Regional: Sophie Whidden - Champlain Celebration
National: Sophie Gochman - Wirina
Regional: Caroline Blake - Lewis Hamilton
*National: Coco Fath - Class Action
Regional: Michaela Pritchett - Adriano
Amateur 35 & Under
National: Samantha Karp - Zentina B
Amateur 36 & Over
*National: Becky Gochman - Catch Me
*National: Havens Schatt - Bacardi
*Overall winners. National includes AA and A competitions; Regional includes B and C competitions. See www.equusfoundation.org/bestperformance/bestperformance-standings-usef.php for standings.
Local participating Horse Shows included American Gold Cup; Baymar Farms Inc.;
Buffalo International Horse Show; Devon Horse Show & Country Fair; Hampton Classic Horse Show; HITS, Inc.; Lake Placid Horse Show Association; Old Salem Farm; Pennsylvania National; Skidmore College and Woodedge.
Whether you are a competing equestrian, a pleasure rider, or someone who loves horses — everyone can do something to ensure that America's horses live in comfort and with purpose and dignity. Help protect America's horses and inspire all horse lovers to become horse protectors!
Be A Star For America’s Horses
All it takes is $25 to help make sure that America's horses are safe and live in comfort with purpose and dignity.
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