Volume 1: The first DVD in this series covers the history of trick horse training & Carole’s philosophy of teaching tricks with the 3 P’s: Patience, Perseverance & Praise. Simple tricks begin the program: acting ashamed, putting your head on my shoulder, kissing, answering “No” & “Yes,” smiling, & pushing, or “drunkard’s shove.” Tricks using the horse’s mouth are continued in this video, with taking a hanky from your pocket, taking a hat off your head, picking up a hat & giving it to you, ringing a bell, & waving a hanky. Then the horse’s feet are brought into the act with instruction in shaking hands, counting & stretching.
Volume 2: DVD 2 will show you how to teach your horse to drink from a bottle, serve drinks, untie knots, push a baby carriage or lawnmower & roll out the barrel! Then progress to bowing on one knee while dismounted & mounted, kneeling on two knees, the Arabian prayer & camel stretch. As each of these videos builds on tricks learned in preceding tapes, now your horse will easily learn how to pick up trash & put it in a barrel, play basketball, wave a flag & spin a rope - all taught in this tape! You’ll also be able show off your h orse’s math ability with tricks using his counting skills. Then he’ll learn how to wave a foreleg -“Hi,” lie down & play dead, sit up & be mounted, finishing with your horse rising with you aboard from a sit, to stand. Sensational!
Volume 3: Now that your horse has a thorough foundation in trick horse training, you’re ready to progress to the stuff of circuses! Your horse will learn to perform the curtsy bow, crossing legs & pivoting in both directions, adding the curtsy to the pivot, pivoting with one foreleg extended, the march or Spanish Walk, hesitation march mounted & dismounted, & beginning work on the pedestal. Continuing on the pedestal, your horse will learn how to “strike a pose,” with three spectacular silhouettes: the Statue of Liberty, End of the Trail & Bottoms Up. Work on the pedestal continues with a pivot with 1 leg extended, & crossing legs & pivoting w/a curtsy. More “business” is added with work on a teeter -totter & gangplank. The last chapters include learning to rhumba, rearing & standing on one leg & walking on the hind legs.