Working on my Video Channel
I’ve had a YouTube Channel for 12 years now. Back in 2008, I began shooting experiences with my mare Jessie. The very first video was of us working cows. A lesson my wife bought us for my birthday.
Through the years, I’ve chronicled many of our rides and adventures. Video editing software was difficult to use back then. I wasn’t very good at either shooting or editing. Over the last two years, I’ve studied video editing and production. I’ll admit, it’s still scary in front of the camera. But I have a desire to share our knowledge and experiences, and this is the best way.
My goal is to shoot quality videos of trail rides, travel, horse training, and things-you-should-know. As difficult as it is to be behind the camera and on top of a horse, I’m trying it. I hope you’ll subscribe to my channel and offer feedback and suggestions.
Hansen Dam Trail Ride
Several years ago we did an ETI Trail Trial at Hansen Dam Recreational Area in Lakeview Terrace, California. It was my first experience with an ETI trial and we had a lot of fun. Hansen Dam is easy to get to. Just off the 210 Freeway near Sylmar, there is ample parking for a group of trailers.
Gabrielino Equestrian Park is located there. A warm-up arena with good footing is next to the parking lot.
Different sections of the area offer different trail rides. In one section there is thick growth with many creek crossings. In other areas there is rocky, almost desert -like terrain. Our ride took us through both areas. We had an experienced guide, but if you’re good with directions, it would be difficult to get lost. The 210 freeway is visible from almost anywhere, and we use it as a landmark.
On one of our trail rides there, we rode under the freeway, up Little Tujunga Canyon, to a food truck is in the middle of a nursery. It’s called the Hideaway Cafe Food Truck. It serves good Mexican food and there is a place to tie up your horse.