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Evidence-Based Horsemanship Seminars

EBH founders to bring their approach to three-day seminars in Colorado and Utah Horseman Martin Black and neuroscientist Dr. Stephen Peters, the coauthors and founders of Evidence-Based Horsemanship, are coming together for two different EBH seminars over the coming year. The pair’s first stop will be in Durango, Colorado Nov. 18-20, 2016. Next, they’ll head to South Heber, Utah Feb. 10-12,...

Clinic Changes at Great Basin Buckaroo Gathering

Due to an unfortunate accident, Scott Grosskopf will be unable to conduct the clinic this year at the Great Basin Buckaroo Gathering. Scott will be ok and our prayers are with him. Joe Wolter and Dwight Hill will be stepping in to handle the clinic. The ranch roping clinic will be covering different ranch roping shots and how to set...

An Educational Opportunity That Became Life Changing

By Cami Ortloff  Growing up, I was the kid who would rather play with plastic horses than dolls, and pleaded with my parents for a pony. Little did they know that this childish fantasy would mature into a passion and dedication to pursue a career in training horses. Through a fantastic educational opportunity, and the guidance of professional horsemanship mentors,...

Meet Libby Lyman

Horsemanship clinician, Libby Lyman, takes a rather unusual approach to reaching her students—geographically speaking. Where many clinicians make circuits around the country, or criss-cross North America in a hopscotch of clinic dates, Libby basically splits each year between Maine and California. The reasoning behind her marathon migration goes beyond the obvious summer/winter climatical challenges solved by this bi-annual cross-country...

Andy Knight Saddlery

A custom built western saddle crafted by a skilled saddle maker to your specifications is simply the Rolls Royce of tack...and the cat’s pajamas. These unique leather treasures reflect, and are as varied as, the customers who order them, the horses who sport them, and the artisans who devote their lives to the craft of making them. Andy Knight is...

Remembering Dr. Max Gawhyler

By Lynndee Kemmet Dr. Max Gahwyler, a member of the U.S. Dressage Federation Hall of Fame, passed away on May 14. A native of Switzerland, Gahwyler and his wife, Doris, moved to the U.S. in 1952. He was a licensed physician and came to America to work in the medical research field. In 1954, he began working for Pfizer Inc....

Remembering Mark Russell

Durham, CT—It is with deep regret that we inform the horse world that it has lost one of its bright stars. Much-loved author, trainer, and clinician, Mark Russell passed away from injuries sustained in a tragic riding accident at a clinic in Massachusetts on June 13, 2016. Mark’s inspiration for classical riding came from the famous equestrian master Nuno Oliveira....

Vaquero Heritage Days 2016

August 19 – 21, 2016 In the Historic Mission City of San Juan Bautista, California At St. Francis Retreat Center on Historic Rancho San Justo Journey back in time & celebrate California vaquero’s legacy amidst the rolling hills on historic land originally part of Old Mission San Juan Bautista where early vaqueros lived & tended vast livestock herds in the 18th...

Understanding How Children Learn

When introducing children to horses it is important to leave them feeling safe, confident and excited for more.  However, understanding how children process information is often overlooked.  Children are sensory learners, so their learning styles are determined by which of the senses they are most likely to favor. The four sensory learning styles are: Visual Auditory/Oral Kinesthetic Tactile Thus, knowing the child’s learning style...

Comparable Parts No. 6 – Quit ribbing me!

Have you ever had anyone poke you in the ribs? Did you tell them to “quit it!” because it was painful or ticklish? Maybe you have learned how to stiffen your ribcage so that when your friend poked you it didn’t hurt. This is what I learned to do as a kid living with a brother who took every...