Author Archives: Joe Wolter

Joe is known for his deep understanding of livestock and his thoughtful, good-natured way with animals and people. His techniques are based on practical ranch experience and lessons learned from some of the world’s most renowned horsemen. Learn more: www.joewolter.com

First Impressions

This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.72 When I meet someone for the first time I like to form my own impressions, based on my own sense of the person. I really try…

Learning From The Bay Mare

Written by Joe Wolter This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.47 In 1978 I took a job on a yearling ranch in Carmel Valley, Calif. My job consisted of taking care of about…

One of Many Ways

Written by Joe Wolter This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.46 I am going to share something I learned the other day with a horse I was getting used to pulling a log. This…

Stretching the Rubber Band

Written by Joe Wolter This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.45 In the late 70s and early 80s I was riding colts and doing day work for area ranchers in central California. At the…