The key to using the database is determining the beats per minute (bpm) of your horse at the walk, trot, and canter. This is easy to do. Place a colored polo wrap around one of your horse’s front legs. Every time that front leg touches the ground at the walk or trot, you count it as one “beat”. At the canter, you count the leading foreleg as one “beat” when it strikes the ground. By having a ground person count the beats for one minute while you are riding, you will obtain your bpm for each gait. Even easier is to buy a hand-held electronic metronome or download a metronome app to a smartphone and have your ground person adjust it up or down until the “beep” sound of the metronome matches the footfall of the wrapped leg.

Now that you have the bpm at the walk, trot, and canter, you can search the database for music that matches your horse’s bpm. You enter the BPM into the SEARCH box at the top of this page. The bpm for each piece of music in the database is based on the dominant downbeat for that selection.

Once you have the BPM search results, you can further your search by either clicking on the Album name or the Artist name. Clicking on the Album name will give you any other songs on that album that are in the data base.. Clicking on the Artist name will expand the search to any BPM results by this Artist. Due to copyright issues, the music selections are not provided on this site to listen to. You can listen to audio samples of any selection by going to iTunes or Amazon. You can also find many of the selections on YouTube.