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Dwight Hill – Raising & Training Versatile Horses

Written by Heather Smith Thomas photos by Tessa Gilpin This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.54 Handling horses the natural way and producing finished...

Look and Feel in Your Groundwork

Written by Scott Stokes Groundwork is an essential tool in horsemanship. Its application begins with the first haltering of a foal as well as getting...

Using Natural Obstacles

With Ty Weber Short days and unpredictable weather can make for inconsistent riding in the winter and early spring. This lack of riding coupled with...

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...

Winter Projects

With Jeff Derby For many of us, the start of the winter season means an end to our riding season. Even if you have access...

Backing a Circle as Turnaround Preparation

With Richard Caldwell There are many ways to prepare your horse for the maneuver known as the turnaround. In the last few issues we have...

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...

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...

Circles and Fence Exercise

With Richard Caldwell This is an exercise that works on both circles and turnarounds. All I want my horse to do is follow me. I'm...

Flexing and the Counter Bend Exercise

With Richard Caldwell Riding in the hackamore can be a little intimidating if you've never done it before. We're going to start out with some...

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