Blue Creek's Trail Riding & Packing DVD
Reviewed by Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne
Whether you’re a serious back country rider, or simply interested in learning practical trail tips, Blue Creek’s Trail Riding and Packing DVD is for you. In this DVD, Stan Walchuk Jr., author of the Trail Tips column in Canadian Horse Journal, takes the information from his articles and extensive experience in trail riding and condenses it into an entertaining four-hour-long video.
Filled with fascinating information on just about everything you could think of relating to riding and packing off the beaten track, the DVD menu is broken down into sections, so that you can easily refer back to specific information.
The DVD explains everything from how to select the right trail horse based on temperament, physical characteristics, and enjoyment for the work, to descriptions of the mental benefits for the rider in being able to leave behind civilization and embark on an awe-inspiring, character-building experience.
The section on Training and Riding describes basic foundation training, focusing heavily on the need for developing the horse’s respect for the rider. Safety tips are also included and focus heavily on providing practical information so that the rider can avoid getting into dangerous situations.
There is a lot of emphasis on the need to care for the trail or pack horse properly. Properly fitted tack and evenly balanced packs ensure that the horse remains healthy and happy in his job.
If you’re looking for practical tips and advice to keep you and your horse safe and give you the most enjoyable trail experience possible, this DVD is a fantastic resource.
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