If you're anything like us, our horses are our world, so not being able to see or spend real quality time with our beloved equine friends is going to be tough but necessary. So, to get our horsey fix, we've compiled 11 of our favourite YouTube equestrian videos to help you learn, laugh and enjoy!
Show Me The Way
We might be missing the show season right now, but now's the time to brush up on your showing skills and knowledge! Pick up some valuable tips from the pro's or simply soak up the atmosphere from past seasons on the sofa!
Two of the showing world's biggest names Robert & Claire Oliver share their advice and tips for trotting up and presenting your horse in-hand to the judge in this video, courtesy of Horse & Rider Magazine's channel.
We know that showing is all about perfection, so don't let those small details let you down! We show you how to create the perfect show rider bun to complete your showing attire with our 60-second fix!
Enjoy watching these videos selected to channel your ‘inner dressage diva’. Whether you want to relive a magical dressage moment, learn some new skills in the saddle or simply sit back and enjoy being entertained, here are three of our favourites.
We couldn't mention dressage without featuring Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro! We still love watching the pair beat their own World Record in the Grand Prix Freestyle at the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ competition at The London International Horse Show in 2014. A defining moment for both and one we love to watch via the FEI's Channel.
Mr. Dressage himself, Carl Hester talks about dressage and cobs, which will particularly delight our MD Liz, who has a young Irish cob herself. Liz, we are expecting big things now for you and Guinness! Featured on Digital Horse Channel.
We have lots of great 'How To Videos' on our Equetech YouTube channel including this super 3-minute training video on how to perfect your dressage simple changes with our very own Dressage Ambassador, Rachael Lane.
This video still makes us chuckle - it just shows you what a fabulous rider Tristian really is and how well trained his horse is, as they still perform all the moves beautifully, even with that exaggerated riding style! Courtesy of Olympia The London International Horse Show
Cross Country Catch-Up
While jumping and cross-country are off strictly off the riding agenda, you can still get your eventing fix by watching the thrills and spills from a few of our favourite events from past years.
Fancy a virtual course walk with a pro rider? Yes please! Watch event rider, Simon Grieve, as he walks and talks viewers through the cross-country course, courtesy of Horse & Country's channel. A fabulous insight into riding this challenging course.
Making it look easy; William Fox Pit riding around the Land Rover Burghley 2015 Cross-Country Course. Ride every stride in this fabulous gem, courtesy of Burghley Horse Trials
Plaiting For Perfection
These videos have given us plenty of plaiting inspiration. We've picked three of our favourite videos covering three different takes on braiding. Whether it's manes or tails, these videos are going to help us achieve those perfect plaits!
We just HAD to keep watching this video from Astrid Hedman over and over again; it's so clever! How to create perfect plaits with a long mane. No trimming or cutting the mane, just a clever plaiting technique - Brilliant!
We love this easy to watch step by step video on how to braid your horses' tail from Your Horse Magazine. Making it look easy and taking us through with clear direction! A great turnout tip to finish on!
Want more equestrian videos to watch? Check out our YouTube channel!