Basic Body Control in the Saddle DVD Warwick Schiller

Product Description

These three discs demonstrate the exercises that Warwick does with all horses to gain basic body control in the saddle without being in the horse's mouth more than necessary and teaching the self carriage that is so important for an enjoyable ride. Progressionally presented, Warwick takes you through the process beginning with the basic “Left/Right Exercise” to teach the horse to be attentive to the rider and to go in a straight line on a loose rein.

Warwick's style mixes the rich tradition of Australian stock and performance horse trainers with a considered style all his own. He does an excellent job explaining the ramifications and building blocks of the elements of each exercise, helping to inform your horsemanship. His work is based off the traditional horseman's adage to "make the wrong thing hard and the right thing easy".

This is a great DVD to give you a set of exercises to try with your horse that are independent of any other horsemanship program, and gives the horse mental resting points within an exercise to logic through the desired outcomes. Includes troubleshooting tips.

The discs feature 16 different exercises, starting with the very basic and culminating with the advanced “Teaching The Flying Lead Change”.


Please note that the Warwick Schiller video series are compilations extracted from his online subscription site and ARE NOT full-production quality mastered DVDs.

$79.99 USD

A lifelong rider, Warwick Schiller moved from his home country of Australia to the United States to pursue his dream of training horses. He focused on reining, his passion, eventually going on to become an NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) Reserve World Champion and also representing Australia in reining at the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games. Somewhere along the way of learning to train reining horses, Warwick came to understand a thought process; a way of dealing with horses that crossed all boundaries of breed or discipline. This thought process involves a high level of understanding the nature of horses, something that doesn’t need to be taught to them, as it is something they already understand. Warwick’s ability to solve horse problems is a skill that only the world’s finest horsemen possess, but his unique gift lies in his ability to explain the how, why and when of what he does with the horses.

Disc 1

  • Left Right Exercise
  • Follow the Fence Exercise
  • Point to Point Exercise
  • Crosshairs Exercise
  • Circle Exercise

Disc 2

  • Teaching the Backup Parts 1 - 3
  • Introducting the Inside Leg
  • Teaching the Sidepass
  • The Process of Teaching Collection Parts 1 & 2

Disc 3

  • Teaching Your Horse to Slow Down Off Your Seat
  • Teaching the Spin Part 1 & 2
  • Teaching the Stop
  • Teaching the Counterbend
  • Teaching the Counter Canter
  • Teaching the Flying Lead Change