I can't believe I got my DVD so soon! I opened it up, reviewed it once, and did the routine with my own ball. I especially loved the section on posting. Even though I ride English, loved the music. I especially enjoyed the dogs cavorting in the background, as I owned a Husky once. I really felt the routine was very analytically planned. I just started riding, and had never been on a horse until then, having loved them from afar. Exercise does work!!! Before I even signed up for lessons, I was doing half squats in anticipation of posting, and stunned my new instructor by posting at a walk in the first half hour lesson, and posting at the trot in the second without gettin' smacked in the butt. I ascribed that to exercise, and went looking on the 'net and found your DVD because I really believe exercise will make you perform better and feel better. Great production! This WILL get used three times a week! Oh, by the way---- I'm just a kid starting to ride.... I'm only 54...
Patchogue, Long Island, New York
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. Wanted to tell you how much I'm enjoying your Saddle Up DVD. It is helping me with agility, balance and softness. Hope you are thinking about putting a second DVD together. It's extremely well done!! Thanks for helping an old gal (soon to be 51) become a better rider...you're the best!!!!!
Debbie's response when I asked her if I could use her letter on this web site.
Oh yes, my all means use my letter on your web site. Everyone who rides, young or old, beginner or advanced, should own your DVD. It has not only helped me become a more confident, balanced rider, but it has also helped my horse become more responsive and relaxed. I appreciate all the time and hard work you put into making the DVD.
Thank you for the prompt shipment of the DVD's (the
exercise DVD and Debbie Rocha's Horsemanship from the
Ground). Both were enjoyable to watch and I've
already learned some helpful tips from both. I
especially enjoy the candor and relaxed settings of
both (the dogs are certainly a nice and funny
I hope to find more DVD's listed on your website in
the future (please e-mail me if you do!).
Just to let you know,
I am riding English saddle twice a week since 2 years and I had reached a "plateau" where I needed to do something to get more flexibility in my lower back and get a better posture.
I have been doing the Saddle Up exercises for a few months now and it got me to exercise the right muscles. Since my posture and legs' position are much better now I have increase my confidence on the horse (I am less scared to fall off when the horse does unexpected moves).
I did the workout for the first time this week and it looks like it will give me exactly what I’m looking for. I only ride occasionally, but am doing a 3-week trek on horseback in August! This will help a lot in being ready for that. Thanks!