New Free Videos on Horsemanship Safety for Use by the Equine Industry

Ins and outs of safe horse training.
Ins and outs of safe horse training.

Newsdate: Tue, January 2, 2018, 10:30 am
Location: LEXINGTON, Kentucky

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) recently finished more “free to the public” three to 10 minute safety videos in its Safety Shorts series that can be added to the many that have been produced so far.

Free horse safety videos

Free horse safety videos

The Certified Horsemanship Association encourages the horse industry and public to make use of these safety videos to help spread CHA’s mission of safe, effective, and fun horsemanship.

They can be found on YouTube at or at

The topics of the new videos include:

  1. Grooming a Horse with CHA CEO Christy Landwehr, thanks to HandsOn Gloves
  2. How to Pick Hooves Safely with Christy Landwehr
  3. Truck and Trailer Safety Check with Donovan Dobbs
  4. How to Trailer Load a Horse Safely with Donovan Dobbs
  5. How to Saddle English with Julie Goodnight
  6. How to Bridle English with Julie Goodnight
  7. How to Saddle Western with Julie Goodnight
  8. How to Bridle Western with Julie Goodnight
  9. How to Fit a Horseback Riding Helmet with Julie Goodnight

Some of the ones produced in past years are:

  1. How to Introduce Your Horse to Fly Spray Safely – thanks to Pyranha, Inc.
  2. Exercises on Horseback to Improve Rider Position
  3. How to Introduce Your Horse to a Fly Mask
  4. How to Pony a Horse
  5. How to Lead Safely
  6. How to Safely Paste Deworm Your Horse – thanks to Bimeda
  7. Two Point, Half Seat, and Light Seat Explained
  8. How to Safely Hold Your Horse for the Vet or Farrier
  9. Counting Jump Strides in a Line of Fences on a Course Walk
  10.  How to Safely Adjust Your English Stirrups and Girth While Mounted
  11.  How to Perform a Safety Tack Check
  12.  How to Mount
  13.  Fitting the Breast Collar and Back Cinch Correctly
  14.  Fitting Boots – Sports Medicine Boots, Split Boots and Bell Boots
  15.  Correct Riding Position
  16.  Martingale Fit on Horses
  17.  The Emergency Stop
  18.  Danger Zones around the Horse
  19.  The Emergency Dismount
  20.  Equine Vital Signs and How to Take Them
  21.  Blanketing Your Horse
  22.  Horseback Riding Rein Holds – Split rein hold, Romel rein hold, Direct rein hold and more!
  23.  How to Use a Mounting Block Safely and an Alternate “Leg up”
  24.  How to Correctly Put On a Rope Halter
  25.  Catching and Leading a Horse in a Herd
  26.  Catching a Horse in a Stall
  27.  How to Safely Put Up a Highline for Your Horses
  28.  Bowline Knots with Horses
  29.  Catching a Horse in a Paddock
  30.  Releasing a Horse in a Paddock
  31.  How to Put on Polo and Standing Wraps
  32.  Showmanship Tips
  33.  Long Lining a Horse
  34.  How to Longe a Horse Correctly
  35.  Bit Adjustment for Direct and Leverage Bits
  36.  Reading Horse Behavior
  37.  Lengthening and Shortening of Strides

CHA encourages the horse industry and the public to make use of these videos and to embed them on websites free of charge. These safety videos help spread CHA’s mission of safe, effective, and fun horsemanship.

CHA Instructors Change Lives Through Safe Experiences with Horses. The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies instructors and trail guides, accredits equestrian facilities, publishes educational manuals, produces educational horsemanship DVDs and YouTube Safety shorts, and hosts regional and international conferences.

For more information on the largest certifying body of riding instructors and barn managers in North America, Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit or call 859-259-3399.  To find a certified horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you, visit

About the Author

Flossie Sellers

As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.

She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.

Staying  up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..