Horsemanship Clinic with Martin Black & Donnette Hicks

By Melanie Olmstead So Different – So Similar Martin Black and Donnette Hicks may come from different worlds, but ultimately they are united in the belief that,“good horsemanship is just good horsemanship.” Donnette Hicks was in her early twenties when Martin Black hired her as a cook on the Winecup Ranch.  The first morning she showed up to the cook house, she stood like a deer in headlights, frozen by the lack of understanding how to feed a large crew of hungry men. Martin showed […]

Translating Horsemanship Clinic Report

By Anpeytu Neier   For several years, Translating Horsemanship, a clinic held in the spring and fall at Sage Creek Equestrian, has offered riders opportunity to create greater understanding of and with their horses. Martin Black and Donnette Hicks teach three days of concepts to build and refine the vital skills of timing, feel, and […]

EH Issue No.114 – Electronic Version

July/Aug 2020 What stands In the way of your goals? Round Table with Alicia Landman, Jim Hicks and Mindy Bower By Tom Moates What are some of the biggest obstacles students of horsemanship face? Hear from these instructors. Why Is It So Hard? By Kathleen Beckham Have you ever gotten unsolicited advice from a fellow horse […]

Eclectic Horseman Issue No.114

What stands In the way of your goals? Round Table with Alicia Landman, Jim Hicks and Mindy Bower By Tom Moates What are some of the biggest obstacles students of horsemanship face? Hear from these instructors. Why Is It So Hard? By Kathleen Beckham Have you ever gotten unsolicited advice from a fellow horse person? Have […]

EH Issue No.109 – Electronic Version

Ask a Horseman – Questions Answered By Buck Brannaman Enjoy some answers to common rider questions from horseman Buck Brannaman. Feeling What a Horse Needs – Helping Shorty Part 2 with Tom Curtin Photos by Emily Kitching Tom demonstrates how you might use something that a horse is unsure about to help him learn to […]

Eclectic Horseman Issue No.109

September/October 2019 Ask a Horseman – Questions Answered By Buck Brannaman Enjoy some answers to common rider questions from horseman Buck Brannaman. Feeling What a Horse Needs – Helping Shorty Part 2 with Tom Curtin Photos by Emily Kitching Tom demonstrates how you might use something that a horse is unsure about to help him […]

Eclectic Horseman Issue No.104

November/December 2018 Margaret Dorrance Photos and Obituary The Progressions of the Soft Feel with Buck Brannaman Buck walks the reader through the progression of the soft feel from asking for it from the ground at a standstill to carrying it through walk-canter transitions and much more. What I Learned About “Turn Loose” From Cancer by […]

EH Issue No.104 – Electronic Version

November/December 2018 Margaret Dorrance Photos and Obituary The Progressions of the Soft Feel with Buck Brannaman Buck walks the reader through the progression of the soft feel from asking for it from the ground at a standstill to carrying it through walk-canter transitions and much more. What I Learned About “Turn Loose” From Cancer by […]