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Four premier judges (including the renowned and highly respected Dr. David J. Denniston ), give each of the competitors a thorough review and explain the strengths and weaknesses of their performances. The interactive design of this DVD for the viewer gives you the opportunity to test your own opinion and place each team before you hear those critiques. This gives you the opportunity to improve your eye and before long you will understand exactly what the judge is looking for in the perfect ride. There is a good variety of horsemanship here. From beginner to advanced in showmanship and riding skills. So if you are completely new to these disciplines you will take comfort in seeing the good, the bad and the ugly! The DVD menu is well designed and allows you to flip through chapters and refer back as needed. There is no audio on the initial rides so you are not disturbed by outside ring noise, though as a viewer I would have quite liked to know what disturbances each horse might be reacting to outside of the ring. From the judges point of view I can see that outside distractions do not factor into their decisions. On the plus side as you view the initial rides you find yourself talking out loud with your own opinions as you see each horse work his pattern. We all love to give our opinions so this DVD will meet a happy audience. It is the perfect tool for trainers with a merry band of enthusiastic riders who need some directing before the big event. If you are a neophyte judge this would also be very educational. I look forward to seeing Part 2 in this series, which is also available here at TheHorseStudio.com.
This is Part 2 in the horse patterns series designed to aid both the competitor, trainer and intern judge on the principle attributes required for pattern riding and how it should be correctly judged. Once again as in Part 1 four premier judges (including the renowned and highly respected Dr. David J. Denniston ), give each of the competitors a thorough review and explain the strengths and weaknesses of their performances. I found this DVD informative and helpful and the judges explained the scoring well so I was able to clearly see how to improve my ride for a better result. The horses and riders used were of various levels and characteristics. Within a few lessons I was soon able to critique fairly accurately on the rides. It's a fun training aid to sit down and watch with friends and to each score each ride to compete and see who is right with the outcome. The interactive factor was certainly fun. I can see this DVD being especially useful for 4H leaders and college trainers who wish to share with their students the fundamental requirements for successful showing. The judges all have good credentials and their critiques were frank and constructive without being harsh or unkind. Another trait we all appreciate in our judges! A neat learning tool and good value with an easy interactive format that everyone will appreciate. Plus we all learn better when we interact.
"I have just discovered that I was a winner in the drawing for the GPS following my purchase of the Horse Show Judging videos. I had been looking for some videos to watch and review as I prepare to do my apprentice judging. I do enjoy being able to watch and practice score for myself and then be able to listen to what others look for and have to say. I can then go back and review what the others were looking at to increase my knowledge. I am able to look at where penalties take place and better see where I need to be adding or subtracting from performances. I am very thankful that Horse Show Patterns developed these videos. Thanks."
“I am very impressed with HorseShowPattern Judging Part I and have just ordered Part II. I have used and reviewed the first DVD several times. I am a certified judge and the DVD has helped me in preparing for my judging events. Your staff members have created a good thing.”