If you know me at all you quickly realize that I can barely
turn my phone on and off. Modern
technology is coming very slowly to my world.
As a small business owner (and don’t worry, if you’re
teaching lessons for a trainer—I still consider you a an entrepreneur as you
are building your own riders and clientele), I am always looking for
Many of you, younger folks out there will laugh, but until
recently, I was still reading hard copy books and magazines! Always looking for ways to keep me going, new
ways to do things, new ways to make money.
And then I found it!
I’m embarrassed to even bring this up!
Yes, I found YouTube. What?!
Well I mean, I knew about YouTube. I mean our stable has a YouTube channel,
honestly I am still not sure what that means.
I don’t even know how it all got started, probably some link
from a FaceBook page. That I
Vlogging, by horse people, other professionals like me.
Most of the vlogging I have watched is from the dressage
world. I don’t know if the rest of the
equine world, just hasn’t hit on it yet – but most of the vlogs I watch have
nothing to do with saddle seat riding.
But basically we are all in the same boat. We are all out there trying to make a living
It started with Natasha Althoff and her “Your Riding
Success”. Now Natasha, can be a
bit—hmmmm, chatty. But I love how she
talks about teaching and improving riding.
I know she is a dressage rider/instructor but I have taken away some of
her thoughts, teaching tips and inspiration.
I am always looking for inspiration, and Natasha has made me work on
setting goals for both my personal and business. My favorite is her giant quotes in her riding
Next I moved onto Oliva Towers (Oliva Towers Dressage) and
she is also big into dressage, riding and staying inspired—everything I’m into,
except maybe the dressage. I always have
said that dressage is the closest to saddle seat riding. She vlogs about her
daily life as a trainer, rider and instructor.
Her quote, “You Got This” is one of my favs. The relationship between her and her mother
is quite entertaining.
Now I’ve also moved onto Joseph Newcomb Dressage, and he is
a little more relatable as a professional, as his business is buying, training
and selling fancy dressage horses. The
trips to Europe are very entertaining, and I find him very relatable when he is
giving clinics. I think it is amazing
how he has used the internet and vlogs to sell and market his business. Definitely I have found some good ideas from
watching his vlogs.
My newest one and I’ve only gotten to one vlogs is Matt
Harnacke. He does some stable tours
which are really cool—but I don’t know yet stay tuned!
These vlogs help inspire me, and they are great because you
can watch them late at night, and on your phone while you are waiting for your
So I recommend checking out these vlogs. And if you have any to recommend let me
P.S. Any saddle seat
instructors, start vlogging!!!