Author Archives: Jeff Derby

Jeff’s passion for horses and working livestock began early on his grandparent’s small beef farm in rural Ohio. He got his first horse at age four, and they’ve been a huge part of his life ever since. His initial jobs away from the house were cleaning stalls at nearby horse operations, often in exchange for being able to work horses with the trainers. Learn more: www.derbylivestockcompany.com

One More on Attention

Written by Jeff Derby This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.68 In two previous articles I talked about the importance of being able to gain your horse’s attention, and building on that to where…

Winter Projects Part 2

With Jeff Derby In the last issue of Eclectic Horseman, Jeff Derby discussed his approach to working on winter projects in general, and getting a horse prepared to cross a bridge in particular. Picking up…

Your Attention Please

Written by Jeff Derby This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.39 “He works with God’s horses across this great nation, aware of their strong sense of self-preservation. He knows nature’s language, and often…