Audio Riding lessons

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  1. buddytink

    buddytink Senior Member

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    I was scrolling through Pinterest and came across advertisements for audio riding lessons. Does anyone use them or know anything about it. Seems like a good idea, but wondering how in depth does it go?
     
  2. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    Not a fan, if only because the instructor often needs to get on the horse to illustrate a point or correct something the student can't correct.
     
  3. NaeNae

    NaeNae Senior Member

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    Seems like a horrible idea. The whole point of riding lessons is to have experienced eyes on the ground in real time while you are riding to point out when something is right or wrong.

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    EnglishRider234 Senior Member

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    I would not like that. Often my trainer physically fixes or demonstrates something on me as I am a kinesthetic/visual learner. If I only heard what she was saying, I would be confused all of the time. :willynilly:
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    Never heard of them. I would have to listen to them before I could judge.
     
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    Compadre Senior Member

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    I'd compare it to telemedicine. Not ideal, not as good as in-person, but better than nothing if you live in a place without any good instructors of your discipline.
     
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    Garfield70 Senior Member

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    No, the correction has to come the moment you do something wrong.
     
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    foxtrot Senior Member

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    I think they could be good for exercises/drills but not so much for actually learning. Like instead of randomly deciding to do something while riding I can see the value of getting commands and reacting to them versus just winging it. But it won't exactly help fix any issues.
     
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  9. buddytink

    buddytink Senior Member

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    I tried listening to one. It talked a lot about "why" you need to do this, but the instructions on how to achieve it wasn't the best.
     
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