Ever watch someone riding with no bridle or saddle and wish you could do that with your own horse? The sheer magic of the horse-human relationship is never more clear than when both parties are in complete harmony doing whatever maneuvers they are performing.
This joining of minds is reminiscent of the movie “Avatar,” where the hair of rider and the dragon-beast are braided together so that their minds meld and yet, it is the rider who dictates where they go. Since we can’t braid our hair into the manes of our horses and end up with this fabulous and magical
Virtual horse show patterns can be set up anywhere and recorded by a video camera.
“Virtual horse shows are becoming as perfect a substitute as possible to continue competing in the show ring this spring.”
The coronavirus health concerns and stay-at-home government mandates have heavily impacted horse shows.
Although there have been updated rulings permitting specific horse events to continue after postponement, many have been canceled.
Most public meetings and business sessions are being conducted through computer-generated or virtual gatherings.
Virtual horse shows, sometimes referred to as online horse shows, permit equestrians to compete against one another from home.
Actually the concept is not new, but
wehorse is a European Online Riding Academy that you pay a fee to access many different trainers who have videos available for viewing. The videos cover various training techniques demonstrated by over twenty trainers.
Once on the website, I clicked on the video page and scrolled down to see what sort of things are offered. I was specifically looking for a training video dealing with something I found interesting. There are so many to choose from!
I found the video I wanted to watch, It’s called Nervous Horses: Case Analysis and Exercises in Hand.
This video is 15.39 minutes long and starts right