Video Guide

Find a horsey friend to help video your sessions. You can do the same for them and you can go on journey of improvement together!

We understand that during the current public health emergency it may not be prudent in all cases to have someone with you to make the video. 

If that is the case for you, then please stay safe, and feel free to submit a recent competition or training video instead ( a dressage test or a jumping round for example.)

All our instructors are experienced and successful competitiors and their analysis for your performance will give you an edge for the next competition or training no matter what level you are! Hopefully that day comes soon, for the sake of everyone.

Everyone stay safe from all at the Equine Sport Academy

How to make a good video for assessment

In order for us to give you the best service we can it is important we get the best quality video possible.
You will need a reasonably good camera/ phone, and at least 2 people, one to show or ride the horse the horse and one make the video.

Please include the following steps when making your video:

  • Halt the horse squarely in front of the camera on a level surface. Walk 360 degrees around the horse making sure to pause briefly directly behind and directly in front of the horse. We would like to see the horses entire body at all times during this video.
  • Film the horse in walk trot and canter, going large around the arena
  • Film at least 3 circles on each rein in trot
  • Film at least 3 circles on each rein of canter
  • Film a number of transitions between paces
  • Make sure to include good quality footage of the main issue you would like help with!

It is obviously extremely important you include the main areas you are struggling with. Try to do things as closely as possible to how you normally would, in order for our expert to get a good overall impression of you and your horse together.

Try to put yourself in our experts’ shoes and use angles and shots that will display the issue as clearly as possible. For example, if you horse drifts to the left over jumps, it would be a good idea to include a view of the horse jumping from directly behind or in front.

Video guide for veterinary assessment

This is how you make a good exam video for a veterinarian.
You will need a reasonably good camera/ phone, and at least 2 people, one to show or ride the horse the horse and one make the video.

Please include the following steps when making your video:

  • Halt the horse squarely in front of the camera on a level surface. Walk 360 degrees around the horse making sure to pause briefly directly behind and directly in front of the horse. We would like to see the horses entire body at all times during this video.
  • On a level firm surface walk the horse directly 20 meters away from the camera. Turn carefully and walk. Once again make sure the entire body is visible.
  • Repeat the above step in trot. Do not hold the horse back too much and aim for a shallow loop in the lead rope.
  • Carefully lunge the horse on a 6-7 meter circle, again on a firm surface
  • Film 3 circles on the right rein in uninterrupted trot
  • Film 3 circles on the left rein of uninterrupted trot
  • Carefully lunge the horse on a 12 meter circle, this time of a soft surface such as a menage
  • 3 circles uninterrupted trot on both the left and right reins
  • 3 circles uninterrupted canter on both the left and right reins

If there are any areas of the horse you think may be relevant (leg swelling of a lower limb) please make a 360 degree video of the affected
area.

 NB: If the horse is significantly lame or sore certain elements of the examination may be omitted. If this is the case please contact us prior to making the video for specific instructions.