Comparable Parts #8 – Humer Us

Ever wondered why you have trouble controlling your arms when you ride? Do you have wandering elbows? Do you know where the horse’s upper...

Being Mindful in and out of the Saddle

Written by Jec Ballou Sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with Zen monks for a week last fall made me believe that a rider’s ultimate responsibility is to give...

Keeping Your Horse Warm in Winter

Written by Sue Stuska, Ed.D. A friend of mine blankets her horse as soon as the nights get cool in the Fall. She adds...


Horsemanship Skills

Use Your Get Down Rope to Keep Safe

With Richard Caldwell When you ride with traditional gear, it is important to remember that each piece of equipment has a specific purpose and has...

Catching Up on Rope Exposure

A Flagging Project

Tracks in The Snow

Take Ownership

Build Your Confidence

Timing of The Release While Backing

With Buck Brannaman This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.64 As in other situations, when you are backing your horse, a release lets him know that...

The Half-Circle Exercise

With Buck Brannaman This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.27 I learned this exercise by watching people get taken advantage of by horses. This...

Putting a Coil in Your Mecate

With Buck Brannaman When you are riding with a mecate, especially on greener horses, you should always be in a ready position to keep yourself...

Getting Off On The Right Foot

With Buck Brannaman photos by Emily Kitching This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.1 “By working on driving your horse past you and changing directions,...



Exposure to New Ideas with Tom Dorrance
Wildhorse Handling With Bryan Neubert
The Groundwork Book by Buck Brannaman
The Art of Horsemanship by Xenophon

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