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Comparable Parts No. 4 – Sticking your neck out

How many times have you watched your horse reach to scratch his leg or his back? Have you ever had him reach out to you for a carrot? Did you ever wonder about what happens in his neck as he does these movements? If so, you may have realized that he has the advantage when it comes to sticking...

Meet Trinity Seely

Trinity Seeley’s first album (the self-titled CD, “Trinity Seely,”) was released in 2011 and is often described as depicting the cowboy lifestyle from a cowgirl point of view. It’s no surprise Trinity enjoys a knack for writing and recording songs relating intimate details of the western ranch/cowboy/buckaroo lifestyle. This cowgirl’s own experiences span from a childhood spent on her family’s...

The Great Basin Buckaroo Gathering 2014

On September 12-13, 2014, the second annual Great Basin Buckaroo Gathering will be held at the Golden Spike Events Center in Ogden, Utah. “We invited twice as many teams this year for the roping event,” says Trevor Ellis, the event’s creator.  “Last year we capped the roping at 12 teams, this year we currently have 25 signed up with a...

Horsemanship Instruction for Older Riders

Written by Heather Smith Thomas Most riding instructors teach children or young adults who want to learn to ride or improve their riding skills for competitions. A different kind of class is taught by Susan Dudasik (Misfit Farms, Salmon, Idaho), helping older riders learn for the first time, or ride again after a lapse, or after a bad experience that...

Transitioning The Young Horse From Some Broke To Making A Cow Horse

Written by Tom Moates The name Martin Black is certainly familiar to Eclectic-Horseman readers from his regular essays in the magazine. Also, his popular books, DVDs, annual clinics, and appearances in issues of The Horseman’s Gazette video magazine help share his horsemanship with many folks. Martin’s philosophy is rooted in the direct experience, he says, of a life spent with horses...

Finding A Trail Horse – Roundtable Discussion with Bryan Neubert and Harry Whitney

Written by Tom Moates Picking the right trail horse is never a trivial consideration. It is a very important decision and packs plenty of gravity for anyone. A good fit between horse and rider makes all the difference between many enjoyable trail riding experiences, or, well...the opposite. Lacking experience with horses makes the job doubly difficult. If you aren’t confident in...

Comparable parts – You are more like your horse than you think!

Written by Wendy Murdoch The horse and human skeletons are quite similar, even though we stand in completely different orientations, on either four legs or two. There are some major differences between our skeletons: a horse’s bones are much larger than ours, the proportions are different and we each have a few bones that are unique. But, overall, our skeleton...

Comparable Parts No.2 -What do you know, it’s only my toe!

Written by Wendy Murdoch How many times have you cleaned your horse’s feet without thinking about it? You take the hoof pick and remove all the dirt, making sure there are no rocks caught between the hoof, the sole and the shoe. While you were cleaning out that hoof, did you ever consider what your comparable body part is? You...

The Second Annual Horsemen’s Re-Union

Written by Tom Moates What began as an off-hand remark quickly snowballed into a full fledged, major league colt starting event—one which is now about to be held for the second time. On April 15-20, 2013, the California Mid-State Fairgrounds in Paso Robles, California again will be the home of the Horsemen’s Re-Union. (www.horsemensreunion.com ) “How it all came about last...

Comparable Parts No. 3 – Heads or Tales?

Have you ever considered how much your head weighs? Or how much your horse’s head weighs? Well this and other interesting facts might surprise you when you start to compare your head to your horse’s head. Your head weighs about 8 –15 lbs or approximately 8% of your total bodyweight. If you have ever gone bowling, the ball you used...

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