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Virtual Lessons Anyone?

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  • Virtual Lessons Anyone?

    I love to watch video clinics online, very fun to watch famous BNTs ride fabulous, well schooled horses. Okay, I know there's no substitute for having a real live human on the ground during a lesson, but what if you don't have one? I would love to find a pro to do this with, e-mail videos and get feedback.

    Do any of you know trainers who do virtual lessons? Has anyone out there worked with a trainer via e-mail, if so tell me what you thought about it.

    ***Found someone to help me out, thanks to COTH for suggestions! See post #8
    Last edited by kelsey97; Jun. 6, 2011, 02:21 PM.

  • #2
    I have never used her services before but others have posted: http://www.annekenan.com/index.html


    • #3
      This is better:

      Sent to me by LJ Starkey at AQHA.
      Comprehensive Equestrian Site Planning and Facility Design


      • #4
        Originally posted by rockfordbuckeye View Post
        I have never used her services before but others have posted: http://www.annekenan.com/index.html

        Thats cool!!!
        Live in the sunshine.
        Swim in the sea.
        Drink the wild air.


        • #5
          I think that's really neat too, but it's not inexpensive. For about the same cost you could take a live lesson, maybe you could mix it up.

          I email vids with my other trainer friends and it is helpful.

          What area are you in? Maybe someone on the board can make some suggestions of people in your area. ETA: sorry, I wrote too fast, there are a lot of people in your neck of the woods. There are some quality less "famous" people that are there year round, and good young trainers too.

          I help people that keep their horses at home, I drive and teach them when they call and schedule, they're doing a nice job and I find it refreshing.

          Good luck.


          • #6
            Thanks for the idea - I am going to try it out with my trainer here in Sweden after we move home to the US! If anything, kelsey97, for you to supplement "live" training with someone that you find locally, it could be a very effective tool! Good luck!
            Atlas: Jag älskar min häst!

            "Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."


            • Original Poster

              I would love to supplement with a live trainer, but having trouble finding one that meets my needs. The search continues, but in the mean time I can (a) not ride or (b) ride by myself. It is frustrating!


              • Original Poster

                Thumbs up for Anne Kenan!

                Originally posted by rockfordbuckeye View Post
                I have never used her services before but others have posted: http://www.annekenan.com/index.html
                I sent Anne a video and had a phone consultation with her. She's fantastic! She has a great eye for problem areas and offers solutions for fixing them. She is very positive and her criticism is constructive, extremely helpful. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to improve their riding and their horses way of going.

                An added bonus for me is she has a client that lives not far away, so I may get a riding buddy out of the deal as well!


                • #9


                  • #10
                    my5minutecoach.com has some good trainers that do this depending on your discipline.


                    • #11
                      Definitely Anne Kenan. She gives clinics in Alpharetta, GA sometimes as well!
                      Southern Cross Guest Ranch
                      An All Inclusive Guest Ranch Vacation - Georgia


                      • #12
                        Another thumbs up for Anne Kenan

                        Anne has been our life line on numerous occasions. She was down to start Sammy a year ago and we have sent her videos throughout our training progress. She has been positive and encouraging and can easily spot ways to help us in our journey. The videos we have sent have been so important to make sure we are on the right track. She is very giving of herself and truly wants to help both you and your horse. Of course nothing beats having her here in person. Any Florida folks want to come here in October if we can talk her into coming back down?
                        Member of the Redheads with Redheads clique.
                        I have a blog about Sammy: http://www.sammyssaga.blogspot.com/