HHT audio tapes are a unique way of putting our holistic methods into practice when training and riding your horse.
Clear instructions guide you through exercises, as if you had a real teacher by your side - with the advantage that you can listen, pause and replay as many times as you like!
This revolutionary teaching approach consists of recorded exercises which you listen to with earphones as you work with your horse.
When you listen to our audio tapes, you are talked though each exercise step by step, with clear and comprehensive descriptions of how to create the right interaction with your horse.
At HHT, we have spent years developing our teaching method so that we can communicate our ideas in ways that people can really understand and apply.
We put a lot of emphasis on the WHY of our techniques - the explanation behind an action that we take when working with a horse. This is because we know that people grasp and remember what they should be doing much more effectively when they know why they are doing it.
This is one of the complements we often receive for our teaching - that it simply makes sense, even though our methods often go against conventional teaching practices.
Our audio tapes are founded on our holistic approach to riding and training horses, which puts their well-being first, at the same time as prioritising the highest level of gymnastic purity.
Integrity is our bottom line, right from the very intention behind working with horses. All of our methods have grown out of this passion for finding and understanding the truth in our interaction with horses.
We also believe that learning should be a holistic experience for horse owners, riders and trainers.
The audio recordings are designed to be listened to with an mp3 device - you can use any iPod, Walkman or other mp3 player, or a smart phone.
Mp3's are very straight-forward, but if you're no used to using them, this article gives simple instructions.
Just load the mp3 files onto your device, hook up some earphones, and you're ready to go.
Just like any audio recording, you can pause or replay each track whenever you like.
When you buy an album in the HHT audio range, you will be sent an email with a link which you click on to download the mp3 files onto your computer, tablet or smart phone.
You will not receive any physical CD recording, as the digital format makes this unnecessary.
Once downloaded, simply transfer the mp3 files onto your mp3 player, and get riding!
HHT audio tapes have been professionally recorded to provide excellent clarity or sound. The voices are those of the founders of Happy Horse Training, Camille and Gabrielle Dareau, themselves (see About Us).
The first of HHT's audio products to become available is the AudioRide series, an accompaniment to The Gymnastic Rider eBook. These totally direct and practical tools will show you how to transform your gymnastic connection with the horse, right from the foundations of your riding.
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AudioRide is a series of exercises designed to listen to while you ride.
Audio descriptions guide you through each step of developing a balanced, dynamic connection with the horse through your position.
This truly innovative learning tool gives you a whole new way of being guided in your riding, in a calm, clear, step-by-step way.
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What people say about HHT:
"The riding instruction is outstanding, if instructors in the UK taught this way there would be a lot of happy riders and horses."
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"My goodness - what a change has taken place in my riding. I think that I'm starting to sit 'into' the horse rather than on top of him. I felt my horse's movements in a way that has almost never happened before"
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