First Rides These videos are the BASICS of first rides. There are several more videos on Riding in the Additional Videos – the videos in these sub-playlists are the BASICS only. Elroy (4 videos) The first rides on Elroy are a great example of how easy it goes when all of the groundwork was done thoroughly and done well. Albert (4 videos) These first ride videos includes saddling and riding of Albert, a quiet, lazy horse. Lateral Flexion (6 videos) These videos talk about lateral flexion under saddle. It is very important to perfect this early on. Bending for Relaxation (6 videos) Bending for relaxation is an exercise under saddle that creates a tool of relaxation when you put a bend in your horses body.