Everything Horse Magazine August 2021 Issue 44 - Page 17

“ This is very much a project I feel passionate about , so I ' d love feedback and ideas on what new tutorials to create to help people .”
“ This is very much a project I feel passionate about , so I ' d love feedback and ideas on what new tutorials to create to help people .”
Scott Brash MBE
About the Scott Brash Training Platform
The training platform was designed , produced and created by Scott as an easy-to-access and affordable tool to help people of all ages and experiences who are passionate about horses . Users can purchase a one-off pass which gives them yearly access to 40 different tutorials , in which Scott talks , rides and teaches exercises used by him at home with his horses .
The training platform is available on all devices - from desktop to tablet , meaning users can watch videos in the comfort of their own home or while on the go at the yard . Where relevant , exercises also have a downloadable PDF resource outlining distances , for example , and how best to set up various poles / jumps .
Ahead of a busy schedule for the Tokyo Olympic Games , including competing in the Longines Global Championship League , Scott was kind enough to share with us some more information on his fantastic new resource !
How did the training platform idea come about ?
It ' s something I ' ve been thinking about for a long time - I often get many people emailing in or messaging me , asking for advice or help . So I felt this was a way of being able to answer as many questions as possible and to be able to give back a bit of what I ' ve learned along the way . I felt that if I had been able to access something like this when I was growing up , I would really have benefited from it , so I really hope others will find it useful too .
When lockdown happened , and we were all forced to stay home a little more , it gave me a pretty unique opportunity to take the time to put my thoughts on paper and work out what , and how , I wanted to do to be able to create this platform . As soon as restrictions allowed , we got to work filming , and finally - after a year in the making - here it is !
It ' s pretty comprehensive looking from the outside , what does it include ?
There are approximately 40 tutorial videos available which each covers a wide range of topics . All can be watched at home on a desktop or at the yard on a phone
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or tablet . The tutorials are sectioned into categories - for example you ' ll see a segment on flatwork , pole work , gymnastic work , management and so on . I ' ve tried to make it inclusive for everyone and cover a broad range of topics , including many of the frequently asked questions I often get , such as ' how to see a stride ' and ' how to work on roll backs ' as well as areas such as management . I feel this is so important to help improve the lives of horses - you can ' t just teach one thing and expect results ; it ' s a more 360 approach , so I felt it was really important to discuss as many areas as possible . This is very much a project I feel passionate about , so I ' d love feedback and ideas on what new tutorials to create to help people .
EVERYTHING HORSE MAGAZINE : AUGUST 2021 • 17