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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...

Early Californios Skills of the Rancho

Written by Tom Moates “Now we have a new association which is the Californios Bridlehorse Association, which is a 501c3 nonprofit,” says the group’s founder, Bruce Sandifer. “We’re going to be putting on the Early Californios Skills of the Rancho through that organization.” In just a few weeks, the first annual Early Californios Skills of the Rancho will be held--February 8-10,...

Legacy of Legends 2013

Written by Tom Moates It is nearly time for the third annual A Legacy of Legends event which will be held February 1-3, 2013 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This public event showcases an innovative style of horsemanship advocated by the late celebrated horsemen, Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt. It does so by bringing...

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