Man of Trail’s Playlist

Horse & Rider - - Mud Health Risks -

Dowload these tracks (or those with sim­i­lar beats) to help you sync- up with a pat­tern and find your rhythm. 1. Foot­loose— Kenny Log­gins 2. Honky Tonk Woman— The Rolling Stones 3. Blurred Lines— Robin Thicke 4. Mony Mony— Billy Idol 5. All Sum­mer Long— Kid Rock 6. Sweet Home Alabama— Lynyrd Skynyrd 7. Cupid Shuf­fle— Cupid 8. You Shook Me All Night Long— AC/DC 9. The Way You Made Me Feel— Michael Jack­son 10. Wild, Wild West— The Es­cape Club

USE YOUR RUD­DER Do you hold your free arm down, like you’re show­ing Western plea­sure, or hold it against your belt buckle when you do trail? Not any­more.

Even though you’re not phys­i­cally hold­ing any­thing with your free hand, it still holds a pur­pose. Use your free arm to your ad­van­tage by keep­ing your arm in a horse­man­ship po­si­tion, and use that arm like you would a rud­der.

If you ride with your left hand, your right arm will help you guide. When you put your right hand for­ward, you go left. If you put your right arm back, you’ll go to the right. And when you place your arm back in horse­man­ship po­si­tion, it stays neu­tral. Key trail tip: You can also think of your rud­der as a joy­stick, it’s how you guide through the whole course.

Here’s an ex­am­ple of us­ing your rud­der on the course. The back-through can be one of the tough­est parts of a trail course, so use your rud­der to your ad­van­tage. Push your rud­der back to make your horse’s hip go to the left, and place your rud­der for­ward to make his hip go to the right.

Oak Point, Texas, has de­signed top trail cour­ses for some of the largest horse shows in the world. When he’s not at horse shows, he’s trav­el­ing to dif­fer­ent coun­tries to hold clin­ics that ed­u­cate rid­ers of all lev­els on how to suc­cess­fully show trail. Visit his Face­book page, Tim Kimura: Man of Trail, to pur­chase his trail DVDs and learn more about him.

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