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The Art of the Garrocha DVD
For the first time, the traditional Art of the Garrocha is completely explained and demonstrated by John Saint Ryan in a stop by stop process. Now you can work in your own time with the traditional method John teaches at his Clinics. This DVD will teach you how to develop the skills necessary to practice this wonderful art of horsemanship as originally taught to John by such experts as Jose Manuel Martin de Leon.

This DVD, for Beginner to Intermediate, includes:

Exhibition Highlights from the National Championships.

A brief history of the Garrocha

Exercises on Horseback with and without the Garrocha

How to introduce the Garrocha to your horse safely.

The Basic exercises at the walk and trot.
 

The intermediate exercises at the Gallop
AND MUCH MORE
 


The Art of the Garrocha DVD
$39.95

Call 760-377-4067 /  order online
or email dragon@johnsaintryan.com

DVD Reviews:

The fine art of the Garrocha has finally been revealed to us all who live with horses in America. The history is thorough and interesting.  
In all aspects from the beginning to the end of this beautifully produced DVD John Saint Ryan demonstrates a logical sequence of progression. 
Thank you John for producing the first DVD of this kind of horsemanship skill to America. We hope that all horsemen will revere this skill and learn 
it easily by following it along. The best that could happen is that this DVD will popularize the Garrocha into many exhibitions across our land, as well as internationally.

Graham & Lanys Kaye-Eddie
Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse

This DVD is one of the most well-organized and thoughtfully prepared horsemanship tutorials that I have found. The sections on history of the Garrocha are good introductions and the Exhibition footage is truly inspirational!
One realizes while watching this DVD that working with the Garrocha is not just for one discipline of riding. The principles and exercises presented here can help
with improving balance, refining the aids, and achieving better communication with your horse no matter what style of riding you do. John Saint Ryan thoughtfully
includes different breeds and training levels to emphasis this point.
Many instructional DVDs show only the perfected footage of the horse. I found the inclusion of less confident horses and potential challenges that can arise very
refreshing, as it let's the rider get a look at how to safely handle a real-life situation.

Katy Sommers DVM

Wonderful DVD!July 6, 2011

If you have ever wanted to incorporate the Garrocha into your riding routines, then this DVD is for you. John is a master Horseman with an incredible way with horses. He is also a very gifted teacher when it comes to humans. He has the ability to break down complex subjects into clear and concise components. He starts with the most basic components and slowly adds more until the whole picture is clear and understandable. This DVD presents lessons for both you and your horse. From selecting the right Garrocha, to learning how to handle the Garrocha without your horse, to introducing the Garrocha to your horse, and then on to work in the saddle. If you follow the lessons, you and your horse will feel comfortable and confident performing your routines with the Garrocha. To see how beautiful this can be, check out the YouTube video of John in Las Vegas. Search for John Saint Ryan Garrocha. Simply stunning!!! 

Thanks JohnJune 28, 2011

I have recently become interested in this beautiful dance of horse and rider. I was a successful professional horsewoman for many years, now retired( and at nearly seventy) and quite a few years out of the business, I am back now with renewed enthusiasm of learning this dance that is just for me and my wonderful gelding. Johns dvd is absolutely a wonderful start for me in this art. He explains the art and equipment in such a wonderful, easy to understand way. I look forward to watching this wonderful demonstration and step by step instruction DVD over and over. Thank you John. 

 

Amazing what you can achieve with good step by step instructions..June 10, 2011

This is a wonderful DVD. If you and your horse have not worked with the Garrocha Pole, I would highly recommend it. I had watched Garrocha performances at shows and always thought it was beyond what I could do with my horse. But this DVD shows you how to get there from the beginning, starting with ground work to get your horse comfortable with the Garrocha Pole movements before you try it from the back. The DVD also shows a horse that is not comfortable with the garrocha pole at first. It gave me an idea of what to expect and how to help my horse through. It has helped my horse's confidence and mine, my leg work has improved and my horse has become suppler from this art. While my little Spotted Saddle Horse does not have the movement of an Andalusian, he can be just as graceful as one when he is working with the Garrocha. I would recommend this DVD to anyone. 

Doma VaqueraApril 7, 2011

This is a very well done step-by-step introduction into the art of the Garrocha. The DVD production values are first-rate and the instruction progresses in a logical, understandable manner. It's full of good practical advice for anyone interested in advancing their horsemanship and developing better communication with their horse, regardless of the breed or style of riding. John Saint Ryan is a fine horseman and an excellent teacher. After purchasing the DVD and seeing how he rides and communicates, I'm interested in attending one of his clinics. 

 

Doma VaqueraMarch 30, 2011

This is an excellent DVD for anyone that wants a step-by-step introduction into the art of the Garrocha. The camera work and sound are very professional and it is enjoyable as well as informative to watch. I use the garrocha and related exercises for my own horses and have found them to be extremely effective in developing the communication needed for all kinds of equitation. I highly recommend this to anyone wishing to develop a good basic bond with his or her horse no matter what the breed. Lots of information!