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CHA Educational YouTube Video Shorts

Produced by the Certified Horsemanship Association. 

“These professional videos were produced by CHA for the horse industry and the general public,” says CHA Chief Executive Officer Christy Landwehr. “Please feel free to embed them onto your websites free of charge so that we can all help get the word out about having fun safely with our horses.”

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CHA Riding Instructor Challenge Promo


Sample 15 Minute lesson First Ride


Sample 15 minute lesson First Trot #1

Sample 15 minute lesson First Trot #2

Sample 15 minute lesson First Trot #3

CHA Riding Instructor Challenge at Your Expo Promo



 The topics of the Safety Shorts videos include:

  1. What is CHA?
  2. Showmanship Tips
  3. Lenghtening and Shortening of Strides
  4. Long Lining Safely and Effectively
  5. Bit Adjustment
  6. Reading Horse Behavior
  7. How to Safely Put Up a HighLine for Your Horses 
  8. When to Use and How to Tie Bowline Knots

4. How to Catch Your Horse in a Paddock with Other Horses

5. How to Release Your Horse in a Paddock with Other Horses

6. How to Catch Your Horse in a Stall

7. Releasing a Horse in a Stall


  1. Introducing Your Horse to Fly Spray
  2. Introducing Your Horse to a Fly Mask
  3. How to Pony a Horse
  4. Exercises on Horseback
  5. Safely Leading
  6. Cross-Tying a Horse Safely
  7. Hard Tying a Horse Safely
  8. The Emergency Stop
  9. Danger Zones on the Ground
  10. The Emergency Dismount
  11. How to Bridle a Horse Correctly
  12. How to Saddle a Horse Correctly
  13. Martingale Adjustment and Fit
  14. How to Perform a Safety Tack Check
  15. How to Fit a Helmet for Horseback Riding
  16. Fitting the Breast Collar and Back Cinch Correctly
  17. Fitting Boots - Sports Medicine Boots, Split Boots and Bell Boots
  18. Correct Riding Position
  19. How to Mount and Dismount Correctly
  20. How to Use a Mounting Block Safely and an Alternate "Leg Up"
  21. Blanketing Your Horse
  22. Horse Vital Signs and How to Take Them
  23. Different Rein Holds
  24. How to Longe a Horse Correctly
  25. How to Fit a Rope Halter
  26. Catching a Horse in a Herd
  27. How to Put on Standing Wraps and Polo Wraps
  28. How to Safely Paste Deworm Your Horse
  29. Two Point and Half Seat Defined
  30. How to Safely Hold Your Horse for the Vet/Farrier
  31. How to Adjust Your English Stirrups/Girth While Mounted
  32. How to Walk a Line in a Jump Course to Figure Out Correct Striding
  33. How to Pick a Horse's Hoof