The Complete Guide to Trick Horse Training DVD Series
With this three-volume instructional series from Carole Fletcher, you’ll be able to teach your horse dozens of spectacular tricks. Whether you ride English or Western, own the largest draft horse or the smallest miniature, the simple tricks in Volume One will be easy for you to teach and easy for your horse to learn. Your horse will become brighter, more interesting, and shine with intelligence. Plus, you will develop a bond of trust and communication that will last a lifetime!
First, Carole will show you how to lay a foundation for teaching tricks to your horse, using Patience, Perseverance & Praise (the 3 "P’s"). Volume One contains the basics of Trickonometry, such as: Acting Ashamed, Put Your Head on my Shoulder, Kissing, Answering "No" and "Yes," Smiling, and Push or Drunkard’s Shove. Next, you’ll learn how to impress your friends with your pickpocket horse who knows how to take a hanky from your pocket, andwave "hello." Surprise them with his new manners when he takes the hat from your head, or picks it up from the ground and gives it to you. He’ll also be able to ring a bell and tell you when it’s time for dinner, count out how many carrots he’d like with his hay, stretch after having his evening meal, and shake hands, thanking you for being his able assistant. With the help of her Paint horse partner, Heza Night Train, also known as "Mr. Ediquette," Carole takes you through the most comprehensive and easy to understand course in trick horse training ever to be offered. You and your horse will be the stars of the barn when you perform these entertaining tricks!
Congratulations! If you have completed the "Trickonometry" in Volume One, you and your horse have become quite a team, and are ready to graduate to the exciting tricks taught in Volume Two. These tricks can be both entertaining and useful, as well as helpful in developing better communication between you both. Now your horse will learn how to drink from a bottle, serve drinks to you and your friends, untie knots when you get in a bind, push a baby carriage or lawn mower, and roll a barrel. He'll learn how to pick up trash and put it in a barrel, remove a blanket, wave a flag, play basketball and spin a rope. All of these will be easy to teach because of the foundation you've laid with Volume One's instruction. Very entertaining and useful! These advanced tricks using his mouth progress to advanced tricks using his legs. He'll be able to gracefully bow on one knee while dismounted and mounted, kneel on two knees, and do the Arabian prayer, or camel stretch. These impressive tricks can also help you to mount your horse more easily. Very practical and useful if you're short and he's tall, or you're not very mobile or getting creaky in the knees! Next, Carole will show you the simple calculation trick that will turn your horse into a math wiz using his counting skills. Your horse will learn how to wave "Hi," lie down and play dead, sit up, and be mounted from a sitting position. These are very spectacular tricks that you and your horse will enjoy performing again and again.
With this DVD, you’ll be able to teach your horse the movements of circus and high school horses! Because of the foundation training you’ve done from the previous two volumes, you and your horse will progress quite easily to learning the curtsy bow, crossing legs and pivoting in both directions, adding the curtsy bow to the pivot, andpivoting with one foreleg extended. These are wonderful tricks that show off your horse’s incredible grace and agility! Carole continues with work in hand for the march, or Spanish walk, and hesitation march which you’ll soon be performing either dismounted or mounted. Then you’ll graduate to beginning work on the pedestal.
From there, the pedestal is going to get more challenging, but even more sensational. Starting with three poses, the Statue of Liberty, End of the Trail, and Bottoms Up, Carole shows you how to teach these to your horse while in hand, and then with you aboard. You’ll also see how after working on the larger pedestal, your horse will eventually be comfortable working on a smaller version that really showcases his agility and sense of balance. This pedestal work continues with previous tricks learned on the ground, that are now performed on the pedestal: the pivot with one leg extended, and crossed legs with a pivot and curtsy. More "business" is added with work on a teeter-totter and gangplank. Heza Night Train shows his Latin lover side when he and Carole demonstrate the way to dance a four-footed Rhumba! Volume Three concludes with Rearing. Carole cautions that this is a trick that can become a bad habit, so it’s important that you and your horse know the tricks in the first two Volumes before progressing to this one. With this knowledge, and the 3 "P’s," Patience, Perseverence and Praise, your horse will be rearing, doing the "high three," and walking on his hind legs calmly and under total control.
In the specialized field of trick horse training, only Carole Fletcher has achieved success as an instructor, entertainer, author and clinician. Besides performing for thousands at expos and on television, she is the author of two best-selling books: "Healed By Horses," and "Trickonometry."
Bring out the star potential in your horse with The Complete Guide To Trick Horse Training with Carole Fletcher and Heza Night Train!