When tacking a horse, begin by putting the saddle pad up to where the hair starts to grow on the withers and pull the saddle pad up into the gullet of the saddle. Attach the girth and put the reins on a horse when tacking with help from an equestrian and horse riding coach in this free video on horse care and equine basics.

Expert: Mara Keith-Hunter
Bio: Mara Keith-Hunter is a lifelong equestrian and head coach for the Hampshire College equestrian team.
Filmmaker: David Pakman


24 Responses to Horse Care : How to Tack a Horse

  1. Anonymous says:

    pause at 1:19 and look at the horse it’s rly cool lookin!=)

  2. Anonymous says:

    i love that horses colour.

  3. Anonymous says:

    when did she hit the horse?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Pain in the butt horse wasn’t a good model. Cool horse, though.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Poor Girl ! What Did She Do Wronq ?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Ohh, that horse is not happy.

  7. Anonymous says:

    in your other videos , your horse doesnt move as much , but in this one she does, maybe she was a bit figity and mum horse is that colour but a irish throughbred x

  8. Anonymous says:

    you should teach your good deeds don’t leave him be when he is not staying

  9. Anonymous says:

    well,they do most things right,but like in this video,she should’ve hit it on the shoulder for pawing,even though she did,he kept on doing it,so she could’ve done it again when he was pawing some more (not a hard smack but enough to make them stop!) & when he tried to bite her! >.< omg i wish i could teach that horse a lesson! lol

  10. Anonymous says:

    lol How come in all of the expert village videos,the girls always do everything wrong? xD

  11. Anonymous says:

    You would not believe how mutch your horse looks like mine! it would be weird if yours was a Percheron, cos tht is what mine is

  12. Anonymous says:

    “I wanna go, I wanna go, let’s go!” :)

  13. Anonymous says:

    That horse doesn’t want to be tacked up !!

  14. Anonymous says:

    thats Negative reinforcement , positive reinforcement works just as well. I knew a horse that was hit when it did things wrong, such as biting or rearing, and he turned from calm and gentle, to insane whenever his owners went near him. more people should try positive reinforcement!

  15. Anonymous says:

    she or he is a little to movey needs to be trained to stay still!

  16. Anonymous says:

    my horse is a foal but this is good info for when she is older! <3

  17. Anonymous says:

    what a beautiful horse great infomation u look nice to

  18. Anonymous says:

    @lovepiano4ever Some horses are calmer and trained to do so.

  19. Anonymous says:

    This horse acts EXACTLY like my mare. O.O cept shes not as nippy. xD

  20. Anonymous says:

    totally agree!(; they wouldnt get away with it doing it to the leader of the herd, and the horses should see us as the leader!(: x

  21. Anonymous says:

    Lovely healthy horse, a bit stroppy though:L

  22. Anonymous says:

    If you hit a horse when he tries to bite or kick it’s okay, to a certain degree. If a horse is doing something dangerous then you should do anything you can to protect yourself so you can both be safer. Some people are cruel though, or uneducated, and don’t recognize when you should hit for a bite and when not to.. the answer to every horse question is “It Depends” :3

  23. Anonymous says:

    ya and when you do hit it you wanna ues a cuped hand this crates a louder sound and dos not hert as much. whin you kike the horse you use your ne NEVER your toe this do to being in boots could inger the horse

  24. Anonymous says:

    That horse is an ill mannered shit