Join Les at one of his internationally famous Horsemanship Clinics, as he demonstrates how to apply his "Five Easy Pieces" training methods to everyday riding and schooling. This video is useful for any riding discipline. Riders of all skill and experience levels can use the video exercises to improve communication with their and horse, and improve performance.Your choice of DVD or VHS format, approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.
"Using Les Vogt's Five Easy Pieces as a quick diagnostic test, you will be able to find your horse's real problems in short order. I have attended his clinics and it's about time the information came out on video." ~Angel Crosthwaite Student and Champion Rope Horse Trainer
"Whether you call these simple body control exercises flexions, warm-up drills, or Easy Pieces, the nuance and mastery of each one is the essence of horsemanship and the foundation of winning team roping." ~Allen Bach World Champion Team Roper
"Les Vogt has the unique ability to explain and demonstrate his technical theory and foundation horsemanship that has evolved through a lifetime of experience and competition, earning him 15 world titles. This unique tape, the first of its kind, transcends equestrian discipline to bring laymen and professional horsemanship alike, skills that will enable them to perform any maneuver with total control." ~Sharon Camarillo Author, Horsemanship Clinician, 4-Time National Finals Qualifier, and Television Commentator
"Your goal is to contain and control your horse's energy without creating resistance. I will say that this is a truly great laymans explanation on what we train into our horses every day." ~Ted Robinson 6-Time Winner of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and Winner of the 1999 World's Greatest Horseman
Posted by Unknown on 17th Jul 2017
Exercises are easily presented and demonstrated so you can go practice them without confusion. It's nice to see Les perform the exercises and then the students, so you can see potent soon issues you might encounter. After a couple of days of practicing the five easy pieces, our horses are already handling better. I would have given it 5 stars, but the video quality isn't the best.
Posted by Rex Laymon on 6th Mar 2017
There are good horseman out there, but not all of them are good teachers. Les approaches the rider as he does the horse. Like horses we all have different temperments, and speeds in which we learn certain things. Les does not upset you when he has to criticize or correct you, nor does Les get up set with you when you mess up. Les is a good teacher with a slow, quiet, and easy approach that gets results.
Posted by Don Rees on 22nd Jul 2016
The explanation of each zone was very clear, and easy to understand.
Posted by BJ Hale on 8th Jun 2016
I actually have attended one of Les's clinics when I bought my original video. The recently purchased video I gave to a young person who is starting to appreciate a "better trained" horse. I use the fundamentals that are covered in Five Easy Pieces every time I ride. I compete in barrel racing. I recently sold a mare as a Western Dressage Horse that was not very speedy. She was completely schooled in Les's methods. She went to a very high level Dressage barn and the trainers there are raving about her skills. They thought she would not have the fundamentals that only they could bring to the table. Or so they assumed. Once you train your horse in Les's great methods you will never be satisfied with anything less.
Posted by John van Smirren on 11th Apr 2016
Cover a lot of use full material that helps me further with my riding.
Posted by Tom Mudro on 25th Dec 2015
I already had this video so I bought for someone as a Christmas gift because I knew it would improve their horsemanship
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Sep 2015
I think the man is a genius, but there wasn't as much detail in the video as I was hoping for.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Aug 2015
It is a program that really works and helps to understand hw to break a horse in to pieces to help them understand what we ask them to do for farther advance movements. And is relly fun to work with this program.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Mar 2015
I was very happy with this video. I have many videos at home and feel like there was more in this short video that is actually useable. I definitely recommend it and I watch it from time to time to remind myself of getting these horses broke and keeping the basics up to par on these horses
Posted by Unknown on 27th Jun 2013
I like the information contained in the video. I feel I can adapt to Les' style of training and his methods make sense to me. I would say for the money asked that this video could use a refresher. It was clearly filmed quite awhile ago. I did expect a little more out of the video but overall was still happy to have gained the knowledge and will use these methods to bring my filly along.