Budget Equestrian Weekly Video Recap
This week it was a challenge to get all my videos out that I wanted too. I typically film on the weekends, but last weekend we helped my parents hang some dry wall, and then on Sunday I had my make up riding lesson. And with just those 2 things to do, my filming and editing was put behind schedule.
I was able to get four complete videos done though, so I wanted to share them with you in my weekly video recap. And while I have four videos for this week, I think I am going to scale back how many videos I release weekly in the future. This way I will be able to build up a back log of videos, so my blog posts don’t suffer, and I will be working smarter, and not struggling to find time to get everything done that I want too! So how about we go over this week’s videos?
Monday – Painting Horse Jump Rails
This was part 2 of using spray paint to create fun patterns on my horse jump rails. I really liked using the gold spray paint, and I do love the blue rails I made, but the striping was not exactly what I wanted, so I decided to make another set of rails with the spray paint.
I took my time making these rails, mostly because of the temperature outside. It was cold while I was painting, so I really needed to go slow, and take my time.
Overall I am happy with how they turned out. But I am over adding some bling to my rails. So now I can put my focus onto a different set of rails, and making some fun color combinations. And of course I will share those results with you in upcoming videos.
Tuesday – Best Grooming Tote Ever
I was so excited about the ‘grooming tote’ I not only made a video about it, but I also wrote a blog post. If you didn’t read that, you can find it here.
I have been on the hunt for the perfect grooming tote/box for so long. And finally, my quest is complete. I have found the ultimate grooming tote! It is also known as a Husky tool box on wheels, but just like my tack trunk, I have repurposed the tool box, and made it what I wanted it to be. This is such a cool feeling!
Being able to find something that you have wanted for so long is always a satisfying feeling, and this was the ultimate feeling of satisfaction. This grooming tote really is the ultimate. The box is on wheels, and has a handle making it easy to transport all your grooming stuff in one trip. It also keeps my tack room more organized with everything being in one place.
Thursday – Is It Too Cold To Ride Your Horse? (Riding Lesson Tip)
I had not really every thought about the temperature to ride during the winter, mainly because I don’t have an indoor riding arena at home. So I only ride when it’s light outside, and also warm. I would call myself a fair-weather rider. But if I were lucky enough to have an indoor riding arena, I would probably be riding more, even when it is too cold to be riding.
And I decided to share with you how cold is too cold to be riding, and why. This happened to me with my riding lesson last week, it was cancelled due to the cold. But I was able to make up that lesson when it was warmer, which was awesome by the way.
Friday – How To Hold Your Reins When Riding English (Riding Lesson Tip)
It’s funny, on this video I actually got a thumbs down, maybe because someone doesn’t feel thumbs up is the correct way to hold your reins while riding in a snaffle bit? I don’t know, and honestly, I don’t care. Riding with my thumbs up is how my trainers have instructed me to ride, and it works. So I will disregard the thumbs down, and continue to do what my trainers instruct me to do. Riding with your hands in a thumbs up position allows your arm to act as a hinge, and move with the horse’s mouth. It provides more balance, and I’m not pulling on my horse’s mouth. So, to me, that is a good thing, right?
I find it more comfortable to ride with my hands like this, and it feels right. So I thought I would share it with you. But I am curious, does your instructor have you ride with your hands in a different way? Thumbs up works for me, and it’s easy to remember to keep my thumbs up.
4 New Videos For The Week
Well, 4 videos for the week is a win in my book. Yes, I would have loved to get 5 completed, but time just didn’t allow for it. And that’s ok. I love making videos, and I love sharing them with you, but sometimes life gets a little busy, and I am not able to get everything done in the week that I had planned.
I think this past weekend was a good practice lesson for me of what will be happening this spring and summer when I am able to be outside more. So I think I am going to scale back on how many videos I release every week. I know I still have a couple of weeks that the weather will be unpredictable here in Colorado, so I will make use of that, and film as many videos as I can, and hold myself back from releasing so many every week. I think 3 to 4 videos a week will be sufficient, and by holding back, I will give myself a little bit of wiggle room, in case I get really busy.
More Videos To Come
I am not short of ideas for videos. I have been writing out video ideas on post it note’s (Thanks Pat Flynn) so when an idea hits me, I write it down on a sticky note, and add it to my growing library of upcoming video ideas. So the budget equestrian YouTube channel will continue to have lots of new videos every week for a very long time to come!