Linda O'Leary is an accomplished Grand Prix dressage rider who has a very understandable and relatable coaching style.
Her DVDs will take you through all the difficult and most confusing subjects, stepping you through movements in a way that is easy to understand and translate to your own training and riding. Linda excels at riding young green or problem horses, and that's what you'll see, genuine horses in real training situations. No schoolmaster horses going through the motions here, these are real horses that are at the centre for training or retraining. You'll get a first hand look at how Linda solves problems as they arise.
The range is suitable for all riders from novice to advanced who are wanting to improve their riding.
Treat them as lessons from a coach and refer to them forever. Click on the link to the left for her full range of DVDs.
Linda is also available for online coaching via the internet in real time, click here for more information>>
" I just love Mrs HP's videos - I bet she's the BEST instructor - every time a question comes to mind as I watch her DVD's , she's there already saying it out loud - "I'm doing this with this hand and this with my legs and now this and this..." Its really fantastic honest teaching. I've had a few (handful) of lessons as an adult rider, with Level 1 one coaches - and can I say with with confidence, they haven't got a clue - maybe they can ride (I don't know) but the ones I've seen sure don't know anything about really teaching. It seems to me either they don't really know themselves, or they just always keep that crucial bit of info to themselves just so they always remain that bit more superior. hmmm... "
Kindest regards, Natalie
Just a quick email to say Linda what a REFRESHING and helpful DVD "Above the Bit" is.
Okay, I will 'fess that I use to read John raving about your talent with horses and would think "God help me...what a sad besotted husband he is" and somewhat sceptically I bought your DVD's.
How refreshing it is to actually see horses which aren't going around just perfectly on this DVD and in simple, straight forward laymans terms hearing real PRACTICAL advice on working through the issue. I appreciate the warts and all footage that you have left in, instead of the heavily edited versions that I've seen so often in "instructional" horse dvds, which really show a polished horse being ridden by a polished rider telling you how to do it. Yes it has its place, but a lot of horse people, including my family want REAL life scenarios with straight forward clear advice.
Again, it was just refreshing to see in the DVD unpolished horses used with Linda talking through it. EXACTLY what I was looking for and you know, when my 18 year old daughter was watching it (who rides a warmblood sensitive type mare), it helped her. I grew up using the one rein stop (or as we use to say 'the bolt stopper), but NEVER would have thought to apply it as in the video and it has proved a great tool for Sarah in the way Linda has used it. What a revelation!
Linda's way of explaining things is just great, a down to earth UNDERSTANDABLE way. I think you'd be the type to understand what I mean when I say that for somebody so accomplished, she is so down to earth, no hint of smugness.
I don't suppose you take working pupils?