International Dispatches – Mandy Jam

Welcome to another kind of Eclectic Conversation; a chance to get to know horsemanship instructors from around the world. The term dispatch means “the sending of someone or something to a destination or for a purpose.” So the term seems to me to fit the collection of interviews with students from around the world who […]

Eclectic Conversations – “A Horse’s Thought” By Tom Moates

Emily and Tom had a detailed conversation about Tom’s book A Horse’s Thought. They discuss the personal significance of the book, the impact of the feedback received, and the importance of honest storytelling. They also touched upon the philosophical aspects of the book series, the role of horseman Harry Whitney, and the potential of the […]

Making Circles by Barney Nelson

Emily and Barney Nelson discuss, “Making Circles – The Memoir of a Cowboy Journalist”. They explored the cowboy way of life, its sacrifices, and the skills it instills. Barney emphasized the importance of storytelling in conveying complex ideas and shared insights about the diverse group of individuals she knew. They also discussed the importance of […]

Nick Dowers Announces the launch of “Cowboy Week” Online Video Series

Series to deliver virtual access to a weeklong presentation of colt starting and horsemanship. Dyer, NV (January 4, 2024) Cowboy week began in 2018 as an informal gathering of friends at Nick Dowers’ ranch and training facility to start a group of colts and discuss horsemanship. The event became an annual occasion which takes place […]

Tom Dorrance – More Than a Horseman – Steve Dorrance

Tom Dorrance – More Than A Horseman is a unique collection of memories and anecdotes about the man who inspires us to more thoughtful horsemanship decades after his passing. Now in its second printing this wildly popular title is the jumping off point for conversations about Tom and horsemanship between Eclectic Horseman Magazine publisher Emily Kitching […]

Tom Dorrance – More Than A Horseman – John Saint Ryan

Tom Dorrance – More Than A Horseman is a unique collection of memories and anecdotes about the man who inspires us to more thoughtful horsemanship decades after his passing. Now in its second printing this wildly popular title is the jumping off point for conversations about Tom and horsemanship between Eclectic Horseman Magazine publisher Emily […]

A Drink of Water – Quotes By Jim Hicks

Join me for a visit with horseman Jim Hicks about his brand new book of inspirational horsemanship quotes paired with 60 exquisite photos from photographers Donnette Hicks & Kim Stone. Hear Jim’s observations on people’s addiction to negative stories and drama when working with horses, his method of writing a book, sharing quotes, and providing […]

Horse Conformation Volume 1 with Deb Bennett, Ph.D.

Join us for a conversation that delves into the first volume of Dr. Deb’s fantastic new book set. This book contains the best of the world’s largest collection of conformation photos of horses belonging to people of ordinary means. Over 400 examples! Highly readable, this book is addressed to every horse owner and everyone who […]

Groundwork in a Figure 8 with Tom Curtin

Getting a horse to pick you up off the fence can be a great skill to have. In this segment Tom Curtin demonstrates how he would prepare a horse to follow a feel from the halter rope on the ground first so that when you step up onto the fence you both have a clearer […]

Grounding the Foot with Wendy Murdoch

Without knowing or being aware, many riders push down on their stirrups. This force of is translated into the horse’s back, the very thing we are tying to lift with good riding. In this segment Wendy Murdoch demonstrates a quick and simple way to help a rider release this pressure creating freer movement in horse […]

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