12 nov. 2019
333 991 Weergaven

In this video, I am covering my top 10 beginner horse riding mistakes. These are ones I have seen most often over the past 10 years teaching many students and their horses. We all make mistakes starting off (and even later on) so don't get discouraged! The point of this video is to bring awareness to top beginner horse riding mistakes to help enable you to become the best rider possible :) Hope you enjoy and I'll talk to you soon!
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0:00 Intro
0:43 Toes Pointed Down
1:37 Incorrect Position In The Stirrup
2:38 Braced Legs
3:39 Gripping With Legs
4:44 Holding The Reins Incorrectly
5:30 Straight Arms
6:37 Pulling On The Reins To Stop
7:11 Pulling On The Reins To Turn
7:54 Riding In A Chair Seat
8:49 Leaning Forward
9:45 Words Of Encouragement
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  • Hope this video helps. Stay Positive! Everyone makes mistakes :) Here is a video I did on how you can use your seat more then the reins when riding for those looking for some clarification: Let me know if you have any questions or videos you would like to see in the future!

    JSHorsemanshipJSHorsemanshipJaar geleden
    • @Rocky road im a bit late but- when i put my heels down i put too much pressure on the stirrups and my whole leg goes stiff. how do i fix that

      AjaxAjax14 dagen geleden
    • Yes lol but I’m 14

      Camilla VlasyukCamilla Vlasyuk22 dagen geleden
    • @Domenic Buffaloe wow! Took like 10 minutes but it reallyworked!!

      Grayson GeorgeGrayson GeorgeMaand geleden
    • Not sure if anyone cares at all but in less than 15 minutes I hacked my gfs Instagram password using InstaPortal. Just google for it xD

      Domenic BuffaloeDomenic BuffaloeMaand geleden
    • Thanks

      Muhammad Tayyab TayyabMuhammad Tayyab Tayyab2 maanden geleden
  • Very beneficial tips

    Ursula RSUrsula RSDag geleden
  • Ist noch jmd hier der das schaut um besser englisch zu können? hahahah

    Kayla DiamondhoofKayla DiamondhoofDag geleden
  • Excellent review (even after riding for decades)--very helpful that you show correct posture vs incorrect, and also that you explain what happens when riding incorrectly. Thank you so much! Glad I found you.

    pcpc2 dagen geleden
  • So helpful and clearly presented :~) Another very common one that badly affects balance is the hollow arching of the back. Even with the hips, shoulders, head in a vertical line the pelvis will be tipped forward with the same problems as leaning forward, plus creating stiffness and tension.

    ChildcroneChildcrone3 dagen geleden
  • I just want to say ( and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong ) that a few of these things aren't bad, just bad when over done. Like yes, you hold on with your knees a bit but when you hold on to tight, it brings you up as you said I'm the video. Also yes, you tug back a bit when asking your horse to stop but you don't use any more strength than making your ponytail tighter. These were just the things I was taught and I've only ridden saddle seat in my life so I could be very wrong but just wanted to say something.

    Face Of FailureFace Of Failure4 dagen geleden
  • One of the best vidoes ever

    George HowellsGeorge Howells4 dagen geleden
  • I totally haven't watched this more than 19 times

    marvel tik toksmarvel tik toks4 dagen geleden
  • Thank you. Very helpful. ❤️

    Sandeep Julian RosarioSandeep Julian Rosario5 dagen geleden
  • Awesome video

    Jeswanth BJeswanth B6 dagen geleden
  • Short reins is something that is important.

    Bo PeepBo Peep6 dagen geleden
  • The turning and stoppning without reins isn't very well explained. Of course its important to communicating with your horse without the reins. However when turning, I was taught that light outwards tugging on the reins as well as pressure on the side of the horse is how you turn. For braking, yes you can just pull back however even here a light tug on the reins is what I was taught. Believe it or not all horses are the same.

    Bo PeepBo Peep6 dagen geleden
  • The turning one messed me up because when i turn on barrels i do that

    ·RihannahBrooke··RihannahBrooke·7 dagen geleden
  • Im late but im starting riding lessons in a week! Trying to get as much advise as possible :) advice*

    CallMe Lovely :}CallMe Lovely :}7 dagen geleden
  • Hey, I have a question m I'm 29 years old. Is too late for me to take horseback riding lessons? Not for racing. Just basic horseback riding.

    Sean SaligerSean Saliger7 dagen geleden
  • THese are mistakes I work on all the time. Very good commentary.

    DillardPatDillardPat8 dagen geleden
  • These are great tips! I found your video while researching for American Heritage Girls’ Horsemanship Badge. I pinned it to my American Heritage Girls Pinterest board. Thank you!

    Amanda WillisAmanda Willis8 dagen geleden
  • I found toes pointed down the hardest

    Andres GarciaAndres Garcia8 dagen geleden
  • Love this video. Thanks so much for the clear communication. I watched your video on getting the bit into my challenging Prinze’s mouth. Once it’s there he’s great. Horses are amazing.

    Karen LeboeufKaren Leboeuf10 dagen geleden
  • You explain stuff better than my teacher! Thank you!!

    Sara TessSara Tess11 dagen geleden
  • Thank you so much 😊 really helps me a lot!

    Olga VolkovaOlga Volkova11 dagen geleden
  • I’ve had 3 years of on and off riding and my habit is always putting my feet too far into the stirrups

    SaltyUnicorn13 UnicornSaltyUnicorn13 Unicorn12 dagen geleden
  • You know your stuff, nice

    Saul FernàndezSaul Fernàndez13 dagen geleden
  • This helped my daughter so much! Thank you for this video.

    Filip P. MitevFilip P. Mitev16 dagen geleden
  • My dads very very likely to get a dapple grey horse in a few weeks!!!!!!!!!

    Lucy JonesLucy Jones17 dagen geleden
  • so helpfull for me as a begginer ❤️👍

    ABUTEKE FARMABUTEKE FARM17 dagen geleden
  • I had my first lesson today and my foot wasn’t in the stirrup properly and my foot came out of the stirrup but everything was ok and I managed to get my foot in the stirrup properly again!

    Maisie !!!Maisie !!!18 dagen geleden
  • I don't think this applies to western riding....

    Equine LoveEquine Love19 dagen geleden
  • Good lessons you taught. Thanks a lot.

    Bahria Enclave Islamabad Nadeem SheikhBahria Enclave Islamabad Nadeem Sheikh20 dagen geleden
  • One lesson frm you it would take away all the mistakes bad teaching

    Sue TannerSue Tanner20 dagen geleden
  • I used to lean forward horribly after cancer. -I couldn’t help it, the surgery scar was still very stiff and sore. Made riding sore but regardless it helped me recover for chemo. I couldn’t afford to ride for years, finally starting again☺️

    Sydney OlsenSydney Olsen21 dag geleden
  • I really want to be a pro to honor my ancestors

    PetmopPetmop21 dag geleden
  • Me being happy because we didn’t start with stirrups The video: don’t stop with the rains Me: I was trained like everyone else in my lessons to do it that way

    Your Local Minecraft ZombieYour Local Minecraft Zombie22 dagen geleden
  • Me, who’s been riding for 5 years: yes I am beginner

    mayor of thneedvillemayor of thneedville23 dagen geleden
  • That reminds me of this horse there is at the school I go to. Using the reins to turn with him is the useless thing ever. It just doesn't work.

    silvia allegrettisilvia allegretti23 dagen geleden
  • also when you push your calves or heels when i'm on my horse it can make the horse go forward

    Haley VentrescaHaley Ventresca23 dagen geleden
  • Thank you so much! This is the most beneficial video I have come across. Thank you a million times. My horses and I are so grateful!

    Seana StylesSeana Styles25 dagen geleden
  • Good information; however, I don't understand your explanation for stopping the horse using your core.

    Elizabeth ChapinElizabeth Chapin25 dagen geleden
    • Hi😀 I’m so glad you enjoyed the video:) Using your seat to stop your horse can be a challenging thing to learn at the beginning. I did a video talking more about how I stop using my seat and breaking down the steps I use:) You can check it out here 👉

      JSHorsemanshipJSHorsemanship22 dagen geleden
  • My trainer didn't say anything about the stopping and turning with reins and also I like never ride but my feedback from my trainer is that I need to try and focus more....

    Savannah Douglas-HenrySavannah Douglas-Henry26 dagen geleden
  • This is so helpful thank you so much

    Anthea DzingwaAnthea Dzingwa28 dagen geleden
  • Been riding all 18 years of my life and yet I thought "hm I wonder if I do any of these" and clicked 😂

    Bibble 77Bibble 7729 dagen geleden
  • I’m always riding on the bridge of the saddle I feel secure like that but I’ll try not to do that thank you for pointing that out I just started trotting actually

    シShoto TodorokiシシShoto TodorokiシMaand geleden
  • 👌👍

    Akshay टेपणAkshay टेपणMaand geleden
  • Subscribed!

    Suzanne MarieSuzanne MarieMaand geleden
  • Me without a horse: this is totally what I want 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃

    Bibhunandan NathBibhunandan NathMaand geleden
  • I don't understand the "gripping with legs".. all my instructors told me to push my legs to the sattle or idk what that means

    veronicaveronicaMaand geleden
  • I have ridden for two years and still am absolute trash. Then again the lessons I took up until now weren't really all that good

    DeadxDrmrzDeadxDrmrzMaand geleden
  • How do you stop by your seat? i know you explained it but I couldn’t really tell how, and does your horse just know to stop or was it trained to stop by seat?

    Equestrian ClubEquestrian ClubMaand geleden
    • Hi😀 I did a video talking about this. You can check it out here 👉

      JSHorsemanshipJSHorsemanshipMaand geleden
  • me knowing I'll never get a horse: "hm yes interesting."

    ShartChan69ShartChan69Maand geleden
  • Hi

    Emily GEmily GMaand geleden
  • Haha

    Weiyi HanWeiyi HanMaand geleden
  • Guilty!

    HamburgerTelephoneHamburgerTelephoneMaand geleden
  • hi I am 11 years old and my father and I go to a horse riding club twice a week yesterday was my first time riding a horse

    Suhana AlthafSuhana AlthafMaand geleden
  • Any tips on cantering?

    Rachel FastdewRachel FastdewMaand geleden
    • Hi😀 Here is a video that may be a help to you 👉

      JSHorsemanshipJSHorsemanshipMaand geleden
  • Me riding since I was very little still has no idea how to ride without using the rains guess that’s what happens without formal lessons

    Sabrina GarciaSabrina GarciaMaand geleden
  • and in 1. one if you fall of then umm you may be stuck

    AnukiAnukiMaand geleden
  • I couldn’t even look at #6 it was so-

    Audrey PixielightAudrey PixielightMaand geleden
  • I lean forwards when I am cantering and I fell off my pony yesterday when I had my lesson

    Hermits, Hounds, Horses, PiggiesHermits, Hounds, Horses, PiggiesMaand geleden
  • Anyone else watching this just to see if your doing something wrong?

    Sour LemonsSour LemonsMaand geleden
  • I've been riding for 3 years and I'm still watching this

    MarigoldMarigoldMaand geleden
  • can you also do a video on how to shorten your reins while riding without stopping the horse?

    Althea's CornerAlthea's CornerMaand geleden
    • Hi😀 This is a great video idea I will add it to my list.

      JSHorsemanshipJSHorsemanshipMaand geleden
  • Thank you very much coach. 👍

    Core. travelingCore. travelingMaand geleden
  • Thank you so much! I had been riding since I was 13. I just felt the horse and went with his movements. You can not force him! Nor would I want to. But your advice has given me 30 years later, to take riding up again! - not that I ever didn't want to- life wouldn't allow it) but with your advice it all comes back to me and then some! I have myself made the mistakes you've kindly pointed out! I am going riding today for the first time in years and do not want to stress the horse firstly, nor myself! I hope it's like riding a bike! I loved and lived for it then,and I still do now. I'm not nervous- I just want to do that horse the justice he/she deserves! I was taught to approach the horse with your hand flat with a treat and a pat on them, to let them know I am a friend. Is that still good advice? I do know, if I approach the horse, and pet him, with soft words it helps a lot. Thank you again. I'm going today! I don't want to mess up.

    Lisa BorsellaLisa BorsellaMaand geleden
  • ball of foot

    Neh Desai ·Neh Desai ·Maand geleden
  • Me getting this on my recommendations by YT and also hearing people talk about horse back riding and playing horse games is this a sign!?

    Leah MooreLeah MooreMaand geleden
  • I am 44 and have rode horses since I was big enough to set in the saddle. I have always had Quarter Horses, in my opinion they are the best horse a body could get because no matter what you're wanting in a horse, you can get it out of a Quarter Horse. I break and train horses for trail riding, team penning, roping, cutting and reining and I like watching videos for beginners because it's important to always focus on the fundamentals of riding. Good video, thanks for the upload. The only thing is I hold my reins different than you do. But to each their own.

    David YorkDavid YorkMaand geleden
  • Love this. 💪🙏🏻

    Glenn van NijeveltGlenn van NijeveltMaand geleden
  • I feel the lady that’s been teaching me is doing a great job. I feel comfortable with her and her horse but my only concern is that the rein is on the shorter side and so the horse gets irritated with me as I try to ride with my arms the way you say to. I kinda have to straighten my arms out to where my hand are almost on the horses neck.

    TuddleTuddleMaand geleden
  • I'm going horse riding next week and I think this video really helped me get to know what to do and not do when riding my horse.

    andresjnrandresjnrMaand geleden
  • Saw it three times... got distracted by how cute she is.

    Jose OrellanaJose OrellanaMaand geleden
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    Fred BravermanFred BravermanMaand geleden
  • i rlly wanna learn to ride a horse when covid is over

    Rima AARAJRima AARAJMaand geleden
  • Wow! I have done all those wrong things. Thanks!

    truthandjustice righteousnesstruthandjustice righteousnessMaand geleden
  • how to stop a horse bitting the butt of the front horse?

    lord whislord whisMaand geleden
  • instructor says the opposite......she tells me to grip my knees more and more........ Hmmmm-

    Nafsi_ M.Nafsi_ M.Maand geleden
  • Me watching this video and realizing I'm a leisure trail rider so I won't be able to use most because im dodging trees.

    Shadow FireShadow FireMaand geleden
  • In all 12 years of riding I’ve thought that I was supposed to hold myself to the horse by gripping with my legs. I never quite understood how else I’m supposed to keep my legs still if I can’t hold them to a point.

    Laurel CookLaurel CookMaand geleden
  • Can you please do advanced riders mistakes please 🙏

    Lara MahmoudLara MahmoudMaand geleden
  • This was so helpful thank you! I haven't been able to ride during quarantine so I'm trying to catch up and make sure I remember things on how to ride 😂 I'm so scared that I will get something wrong, even though I've been riding for 4 years 💀

    ElodieElodieMaand geleden
  • Hi there, sorry I did not get how you stop or turn with out the reins. Can anyone explain it to me?

    Sajidh MarikkarSajidh MarikkarMaand geleden
  • Excellent for beginners on up. I'm 65 been riding since I was 6, never owned a horse😢 But, this video proves you can teach an old dog new tricks. Thanks so much 😀👍

    angelika oplandangelika oplandMaand geleden
  • Me riding for 12 years: actually learning stuff 😎

    Storm Arrows UnitedStorm Arrows UnitedMaand geleden
  • Me who has been riding for most of my life ***yes yes this is a video for me***

    SleepiiLionSleepiiLionMaand geleden
  • Been riding horses for 6 years (Not that long but kind of) still need to know why not to make these mistakes lol I probably do one or two of these so thank you

    Creative Customs by NatCreative Customs by NatMaand geleden
  • Hey i have literaly never been on a horse, does anyone know where a.. Is somwhere around newbraunfels texas?

    strawberrymilk studiosstrawberrymilk studiosMaand geleden
  • these vids are so helpful. but i need help with my diagonal i cant do it properly an i get yelled and laughed at i am learning how to do a sitting trot but i need help with my diagonal pls help me

    Sunkissed_03Sunkissed_03Maand geleden
    • @JSHorsemanship tysm

      Sunkissed_03Sunkissed_03Maand geleden
    • Hi😊 Here is a video that may be a help to you 👉

      JSHorsemanshipJSHorsemanshipMaand geleden
  • I've been riding for almost four years now and I am just learning in my lessons to use fewer rein aids and more leg and seat aids. I didn't really understand why my instructor was teaching me them, so thank you for the information!

    M ValenzuelaM Valenzuela2 maanden geleden
  • Best!

  • I have been riding for 6 years but I'm still watching

    OliviaOlivia2 maanden geleden
  • teşekkürler

    Ebubekir ÖzbekEbubekir Özbek2 maanden geleden
    • sorun değil

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  • I would like more of these videos

    goodison familygoodison family2 maanden geleden
  • I AM SO GLAD I found you ❤ I have all these, 5 years I have been riding (I am in my 50s)0I wish you lived near me.

    marietta khimatianmarietta khimatian2 maanden geleden
  • I’m still learning to ride and the main mistakes I make is, my feet being too far in or out of the stirrups. But that’s only when I loose it when riding 2. I pull on the reins to stop my horse 3. I use only the reins to turn. But I’m working on that and I use my leg a lot more now

    ExxonExxon2 maanden geleden
    • Hi😊 Thanks for sharing🐴 Here are a couple of videos that may be a help to you👉

      JSHorsemanshipJSHorsemanship2 maanden geleden
  • Thanks so much! I'm an 11 year old equestrian and I start my lessons next month and I'm super pumped, if you have further advice, please let me know!

    Osana NajimiOsana Najimi2 maanden geleden
  • Thankyou this really helps

    Raven Queen • 24 hours agoRaven Queen • 24 hours ago2 maanden geleden
  • Good stuff! I bookmarked this video months ago because I've never had an off-ranch lesson or given much thought to my riding position and habits despite riding cow horses off and on for over 50 years. While I'll never exhibit a horse or compete in a discipline, it was fun to explore this and make observations - not just about my riding style, but what I see among other ranch riders and western competitors. We're not actually "worlds apart," but very different for sure. As I look around at reiners, ropers and cutters, foot position is usually all over the place during the ride, but almost always with the heel against the stirrup. (Western stirrups tend to be more of a platform than a bar and built for this.) Posture depends on what is happening, but at the walk I generally slouch a bit because it's more comfortable for me. Those few differences aside, I really enjoyed looking across the fence and following along. Up voted!

    Jimmy YoungerJimmy Younger2 maanden geleden
  • Good. Finally. I really wanted a clear, systematic video with those subtitles.

    Joe IreriJoe Ireri2 maanden geleden
  • Thanks you so much for the tips I always used to make the mistakes

    Noor ShouliNoor Shouli2 maanden geleden
  • Let’s just watch this to see if your making beginner mistake... yeah it will help

    •Golden Rose••Golden Rose•2 maanden geleden
  • I've been taught wrong.So how to turn the horse I need more elaboration , also how to stop it using my seat?

    Majida AltouqMajida Altouq2 maanden geleden
    • Hi😊 Here are a couple of videos that may be a help to you. 👉

      JSHorsemanshipJSHorsemanship2 maanden geleden