Author Archives: Tom Moates

Tom is a professional writer driving most of the people in his life nuts as he obsessively tries to get better with horses. His life and writing both took sharp turns, as chronicled in this book, Discovering Natural Horsemanship, and now he is a major figure in equine magazine writing. Learn more: www.tommoates.com

The Will James Roundup

Written by Tom Moates The third annual Will James Roundup will be held Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, 2013, at the Big Horn County Fairgrounds in Hardin, Montana. The event is a working ranch horse and ranch…

Early Californios Skills of the Rancho

Written by Tom Moates “Now we have a new association which is the Californios Bridlehorse Association, which is a 501c3 nonprofit,” says the group’s founder, Bruce Sandifer. “We’re going to be putting on the Early…

Legacy of Legends 2013

Written by Tom Moates It is nearly time for the third annual A Legacy of Legends event which will be held February 1-3, 2013 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center in Las Vegas,…

Wade Black – Training For The Cross

Written by Tom Moates This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.69 Cowboy, colt starter, horse trainer, and rough stock rider Wade Black could steer his equine career in a wide range of directions.…

Neubert Brothers – Update

Written by Tom Moates This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.68 The last issue of Eclectic Horseman featured a story on the Neubert brothers, Jim and Luke, profiling their unique experience of criss-crossing…

TaylorMade Horsemanship

Written by Tom Moates “It’s a unique learning experience,” says horsemanship clinician, Mindy Bower, about the joint venture between Melanie Smith Taylor and her called TaylorMade Horsemanship. “I think this is a unique opportunity to…

The Myth of Natural Horsemanship

Written by Tom Moates This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.46 Before going further, I’m compelled to clear the air regarding the term “natural horsemanship” for my own peace of mind, especially since…