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Date: 2004. Boxed set containing 4 DVD disks. Requires DVD player or device with disk drive drawer, audio capability and screen. Total runtime appx. 7.5 hours.

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Date: 2009. Boxed set containing 4 DVD disks. Requires DVD player or device with disk drive drawer, audio capability and screen. Total runtime appx. 8 hours.

INTENSIVE STUDY ON VIDEO

(DVD DISKS)

 

THE ANATOMY OF BITTING (Mini-Course on DVD)
Featuring Dave Elliott, Master Bitmaker, and Deb Bennett, Ph.D.

There is nothing else like this four-DVD set. Dr. Deb and Dave begin by showing you real horse skulls and simple models that make it clear exactly how bits interact with the tongue, lips, bars, jaw joints, poll, neck, and how they act to influence the horse's hindquarters for transitions or collection. 

 

There's a segment featuring Dave as he crafts a complex bit completely from scratch, from two lengths of steel bar-stock to a polished finished snaffle bit. Dave also demonstrates fancy-work with metal engraving, silver-carving, and studding. More than 20 different types of bits are shown and many of these are placed in the mouth of the same horse to demonstrate fit and adjustment.

 

The program covers both leverage and non-leverage designs, "English" and "Western" bits.


The presentation is casual and conversa-tional, and the whole program is set up so that anyone can understand. Whether you're interested in barrel racing, dressage, western pleasure, trail riding, jumping, gaited horses, or just plain want to understand better how bits work, this is huge value.

PRICE: $119.95 -- INCLUDES ALL TAXES AND SHIPPING.

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CONFORMATION BIOMECHANICS: The Building Blocks of Conformation (Mini-course on DVD)
Taught by Dr. Deb Bennett, Ph.D.

 

Here is the help on being able to "see" all the specific points of conformation that so many horse owners have written Dr. Deb to ask for. This fascinating 4-DVD set is all about "form to function" - how different body proportions help a horse to do athletic work. Much detail concerning plusses to look for and problem areas to avoid in making a purchase. You will find many pointers on how to tell what your horse might be good at, so as to help you design the best training program for horses of different build.

Conformation is the study of body proportions, and the external appearance of the body is largely the result of proportions of the skeleton within. So that you can learn these relationships easily and directly, on this program Dr. Deb works back and forth between her handsome gelding Oliver and an actual horse skeleton, guiding your study of the topline, underline, neck, shoulder, back, haunch, forelimbs, hindlimbs, and hooves. Biomechanical models and graphics expand your understanding of joint function and hindlimb angles. Features many of Dr. Debs innovations in horse conformation and biomechanics, including palpation points, how to calculate overall body balance, the importance of analytical planes in assessing the straightness of limbs, how much "bone" is enough, head-twirling, the three stages of collection, whole-body straightness, and the global effects on athletic capability of the horse's overall size and weight.

More than 25 years ago, Dr. Deb began impacting the horse industry by raising conformation study from mere fault-picking to systematic science. This DVD program brings together a lifetime of data-gathering and observation from one of the worlds premier conformation analysts - a great value that you will not want to miss.

PRICE: $89.95 -- INCLUDES ALL TAXES AND SHIPPING.

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