What will a video evaluation do for me?

Karin can quickly pinpoint issues such as rider position, whether the horse is accepting contact and rounding into the bit, counterflexing, off balance, or many other potential problems.  Her trained eye will discover what the rider needs to do or change in order to allow the horse to move properly.   

How Video Assessment Works

The first step in getting a video evaluation is to send clear, focused videos which clearly show your problems or concerns. The best way is to upload to YouTube but if you cannot, send by dropbox or other video transport such as WhatsApp (an app on your phone or tablet). 

Include some stills of your horse if possible: He should be standing squarely on a level surface showing the entire horse, including hooves so I can see the angles.  (Tall grass, deep sand or snow could hide important clues).  Both sides of the horse are important.  If the mane is on both sides, please brush it to one side so the neck is fully visible.  Include Front and rear photos, taken with the head straight and moving the tail aside to view the hocks and leg structure.  (Please no more than one photo of each side!)

Please ensure that you and your horse are clear and close to the camera (not across a big field or behind a fence!) The person taking videos will need to keep you in the view and steady. (Some commentary is okay or you can add it later to help understand your concerns.)  Videos should contain work in both directions, and include the rider coming towards the camera as well as going away from the camera.

See example videos!

Lunging:

Riding:

Riding towards camera:

Fees for evaluations are made through PayPal and paid prior to service.  Karen will closely review the videos before contacting you.  It is recommended that a conference call be set up so that the video can be explained in real-time if possible.

If an evaluation is not possible  your funds will be returned to you!