I am an intermediate rider but still found going over the basics helpful and a good reminder of what I should be doing. I learned a new knot too which was great.
These DVDs provide a lot of information and strategies for preparing yourself and your horse for safe (and fun) traveling and trail rides. I loved watching how Linda helped her horse through those various unconfident moments he encountered and how Pat coached her through the stream with reminders about "Leadership." The Skills sections were very helpful, too. (Even though its impossible to simulate every trail scenario, the language, leadership, and knowing how to read your horse that you develop ahead of time is what gets you safely through the different situations that present themselves.) Oh, and the scenery was amazing!
The trail DVD set is a perfect primer before hitting the trail with useful tips and advice for a low stress trip. Thank you Pat and Linda!