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Use Your Get Down Rope to Keep Safe

With Richard Caldwell When you ride with traditional gear, it is important to remember that each piece of equipment has a specific purpose and has...

Leading Your Horse In a Hackamore

With Richard Caldwell If you do not use a fiador on your hackamore, it is a good idea to secure your reins any time you step...

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...

Backing a Serpentine

With Mindy Bower A backed serpentine should look just like a forward serpentine: a series of half circles connected by straight lines when changing...

Make the Right Thing Comfortable

With Bryan Neubert Many times we find that horses have a side that they are comfortable with us on and a side that they would...

Catching Up on Rope Exposure

With Bryan Neubert At a recent clinic Bryan demonstrated how he might get a colt used to a rope touching him on the hind legs...

Words of Wisdom from Ray Hunt

Written by EHC This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.16 “I have spent most of my life around horses. When I was growing...

Handle the Feet; Be Friends With Your Shoer

With Bryan Neubert “I learned this the hard way. A lot of times in the winter I start colts, when there isn’t much to do with...

How Groundwork Relates to Riding Part 3

With Mindy Bower Transitions on Ground Help Transitions Under Saddle This exercise is all about getting to your horse’s feet before you get on. There are...

How Groundwork Relates to Riding Part 2

With Mindy Bower A simple thing that many people miss Situation: When I first watched Ginsor’s owner work him on the ground, the first word that came...