Horsemanship Essays

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…

Your Attention Please

Written by Jeff Derby This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.39 “He works with God’s horses across this great nation, aware of their strong sense of self-preservation. He knows nature’s language, and often…

The Unforgettable

Written by Bryan Neubert This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.32 I was asked a few years back to do a demonstration and clinic in conjunction with the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering in…

Some Horses in My LIfe

Written by Bryan Neubert This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.31 If you’re spending much time trying to affect the behavior of horses, you are going to run into problems occasionally that seem…

The Via Appia

Written by Bettina Drummond This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.9 Editor’s Note: The term “Iberian” refers to the peninsula where the modern countries of Spain and Portugal are located. Breeds of Iberian descent…

Learning to Learn About Horsemanship

Written by Jan Young This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.4 You’ve finally found it—a better way to work with horses! Perhaps you just attended your first clinic, or met someone who seems…

What is Natural Horsemanship?

Written by Clay Wright This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.3 We are trying to define what is and isn’t natural; and what does and doesn’t belong in “Natural Horsemanship.” I don’t know…