Learn With Richard Winters
Horseman and clinician Richard Winters has been helping people through training, clinics, horse expos, horse training DVD’s, videos, books and more for over thirty years. Winters masterful communication skills shine with his expertise as a performance horse trainer with a natural horsemanship touch. From reined cow horses to jumping and dressage, his horsemanship is universal. He has earned many accomplishments such as 2005 World Championship in the National Reined Cow Horse Association, 2009 Road to the Horse Colt Starting Championship and would be the first to say that he is someone a lot like you, simply a little boy who grew up loving horses! To learn more about Richard Winters, visit his website www.wintersranch.com
In the video Series Tactics For Transformation, Richard Winters takes you on a journey from the ground up. To view this entire video series tune and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Richard Winters will start with the basics of saddling, bridling and then progress to saddle exercises for teaching your horse to side pass, teaching a leg yield, improving a stop & much more!
Also check out the behind the scenes Q&A session with Richard Winters, here!
TACTICS FOR TRANSFORMATION EPISODES
In the video Series Tactics For Transformation, Richard Winters takes you on a journey from the ground up. To view this entire video series tune to our YouTube channel. Richard Winters will start with the basics of saddling, bridling up and then progress to saddle exercises for teaching your horse to side pass, teaching a leg yield, improving a stop & much more!
EPISODE 1 - TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL SADDLING
In horsemanship it’s the little things that make a big difference. Watch as professional horseman Richard Winters explains some great tips for the saddling process. This step by step procedure will have you successfully saddled in no time at all! From ensuring proper fit and placement of your Weaver Leather saddle pad, to tips on swinging up those saddles with ease, you will learn how to outfit your horse with maximum comfort and be aware of attention to details that will help you get ready for a positive ride.
EPISODE 2 - BEING "BRIDLE-WISE"
Need help getting your horse to accept the bridle? Don’t know what components should make up your bridle or how to make proper adjustments? Don’t worry! Professional horseman and clinician and our very own endorsee, Richard Winters, gives some great insight and instruction for properly preparing you & your horse how to bridle up efficiently & smoothly to make it a positive experience. Watch and create your own checklist to make sure you are correctly placing your hands, adjustments, the bridle/bit and body for a safe & successful experience.
EPISODE 3 - TEACHING A LEG YIELD
Join us today on a journey with Weaver Leather endorsee, Richard Winters, to learn more about the concept of “leg yields” or teaching your horse to move off of your leg with a step and release process. Richard explains & shows in depth this vital concept as a beginning fundamental of riding in order to safely ride down the trail or advance on to more maneuvers.
EPISODE 4 - RIDING WITH STRAIGHTNESS
From reined cow horses to jumping and dressage, horseman & clinician Richard Winters is very universal. Growing up as a little boy who simply LOVED horses he is now helping riders all over the world advancing in their horsemanship. In a previous video lesson of our Tactics for Transformation series we learned how to teach a leg yield. Now, let’s build upon that by learning to ride with straightness.
EPISODE 5 - PACK HORSE VS. SADDLE HORSE
In this training tip discover what the difference is between a “saddle horse” and a “pack horse”. While your pack horse carries a balanced load down the trail that shifts you must learn how to use your body to be balanced, in time, moving and even use verbal cues to offer clear communication with your saddle horse. Join Richard Winters Horsemanship on this ride to work on improving your stop and backing up with these techniques and see just how quickly your horse will learn to feel these changes!
EPISODE 6 - SHOULDER CONTROL
Body control in your horses is everything! From going down the trail, opening a gate, going over a jump, crossing a creek, gathering cattle or arena maneuvers you must be in time with your horse. Join Richard Winters Horsemanship in this series of Tactics for Transformation as he teaches fundamental exercises such as the “train track circle “, steps to counter bending and more to practice moving any part of your horse at any time.
EPISODE 7 - UNDERSTANDING LEADS
Do you know what lead you are on when cantering/loping your horse? Left or Right? Watch Weaver Leather endorsee Richard Winters demonstrate and see if you can pick out the lead! Once you can distinguish watching a horse from the ground, next you must take it to the saddle! Easier said than done, right? Join Richard in this episode of Tactics for Transformation, as he helps explain properly training your eyes and body to set up and cue your horse for the correct lead.
EPISODE 8 - LUNGING MADE EASY
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you just can’t get your horse to lunge? Do you feel as if you might be in danger or you signals are getting mixed up? Join industry expert Richard Winters as he teaches how DIRECTION and DRIVE are two important factors in setting yourself and horse up in a successful position to lunge.
EPISODE 9 - INTRODUCING COLLECTION
Are you interested in improving performance, athleticism, refinement, collection from your horse? Join this episode of Tactics for Transformation with Weaver Leather endorsee Richard Winters to learn the beginning stages of vertical flexion to carry on to a more advanced horse. As Richard would state “the teaching moment is not when you pull on the horse, but when you release.”
EPISODE 10 - HINDQUARTERS CONTROL
In this episode of Tactics for Transformation with Weaver Leather endorsee Richard Winters Horsemanship you will discover another piece of the puzzle to the importance of building on body control. Remember, body control is not the main thing in horsemanship, it is everything! Discover exercises such as the “hula hoop circle” to develop control of the hindquarters with more “straightness” and less elementary pulling the head around to disengage.
EPISODE 11 - BACKWARDS CIRCLES
Have you been working on gaining body control within your horse? Are you seeking ways to help take your horse to that next level of suppleness to work a cow or head to the show arena? Join Professional Horseman, Richard Winters, in this episode of Tactics for Transformation brought to you by Weaver Leather to learn the counter-arch and same direction arch backwards circles that can drive you to that next step. As Richard would say, it’s not all going to happen overnight, be patient, stay positive and work towards your goals.
EPISODE 12 - CANTER DEPARTURES
Join Weaver Leather Professional Horseman, Richard Winters as he teaches how to keep your horses honest and correct in better preparing yourself and them for good performance. Take his journey in cantering circles, center stopping and leg yielding to discover an exercise great for lead departures and proper carriage. Stay tuned for more great episodes of Tactics for Transformation.
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