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Martin Black

Martin Black
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Martin Black is a 5th generation Idaho rancher and 4th generation rodeo competitor. He has a lifetime of experience in handling horses, cattle and roping. In his youth there was a strong influence of the California-Spanish style of horsemanship. He has earned money in stock hose events, NRCHA events, rodeo events, and more. His basic philosophy is to “build the horse’s confidence in everything he does. Learn more: www.martinblack.net

A Bit About Bits

Written by Martin BlackThis article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.55People often ask what kind of bit they should use or what kind...

Think Outside the Boxing

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.54 After returning from The World's Greatest Horseman competition, I found it interesting how...

Turnarounds

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.16 Riders usually get their horses turned around one way or another, but few...

Spring Checkup

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.52 This time of year, when a person starts riding a horse that has been...

Flagging From Your Horse

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.51 When I was a boy, the older buckaroos would say ”Don’t do anything...

Thoughts on Using a Flag

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.50 There are probably as many ways to use a flag on a horse...

Can Your Horse Survive a Fire Drill

Written by Martin BlackThis article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.49Many things have changed since I was in grade school, but one thing...

To Spur or Not to Spur?

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.48 People often ask about spurs—when or if they should use them. I think...

Why Do You Change Bits?

Written by Martin Black Why do we change from one bit to another on our horses? This can tell us something about our horsemanship and...

Memories of Ray Hunt

Martin Black In the early 70s, I would go to Nevada and help Bill Van Norman start the ranches’ colts in the winter. He...

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