Horsemanship Basics

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…

A Flagging Project

With Mindy Bower If you are creative, you can find ways to prepare you and your horse for demanding jobs, such as roping, where there are many variables to keep track of, by simulating complicated situations.…

Backing a Serpentine

With Mindy Bower   Backing in a serpentine is a great exercise for discovering problems in your horse’s bend and flexion. It can help your leads, straighten out a horse that is backing crooked, and…