Bob Mayhew introduce the western DVD The Basic Principles of Western Riding - Why and How.
Bob talks about the importance of getting a soft and willingly guided western horse and have many good things to say to all kind of riders. Here is a good advice among many - find the stiff parts, eliminate the stiff parts and we don't have any stiff parts!
Bob Mayhew is an all-around trainer in Western Riding, which means that he train western horses that can compete in more than one discipline. In the U.S. it is common practice to specialize in horses for one or a few classes, Reining, Cutting, Trail, Pleasure, Western Riding, Western Horsemanship and others.
Bob and his wife Christine runs a renowned breeding and training facilities in England and he is one of the most successful trainer in U K with many championship trophies Bob also have for several years competed at the major championships around Europe.
Already in 1988, Bob Mayhew competed in Reining Championship which then was held in Munich. Judge including Larry Kasten, Wisconsin, USA, who was very impressed with Bob's knowledge, Bob Mayhew made the final in his reining mare Diablo Ima Tewlip, a horse he had trained himself. Larry Kasten realized that he had met a person with great talent when he learned that Bob Mayhew has built his training skills by just looking at videos and reading books.
Bob Mayhew has a long and solid experience in starting young horses and train horses up to advanced competition level and his knowledge is also based on his years of experience as a competition judge.
Bob Mayhew was for many years the only non-American who was invited to judge the prestigious NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma, USA, where the world's top reining riders each year compete for great prizes. Bob Mayhew returned to Oklahoma as a judge on several occasions, invited by the NRHA, and has judged numerous competitions for AQHA and APHA and the NCHA.