Protect Your Space

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.17 The horse’s self-preservation instinctively tells him to get away whenever he is unsure of humans. Once he gets confidant that we are not going to jeopardize his well-being he can be drawn to us. At first this will be out of curiosity and […]

Build the Cow in the Cow House

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.15 When a horse learns some basic principles, he doesn’t need to be limited to only one discipline of cow work. Like a person learning different games with a ball, the horse can learn to play different games with a cow. Like an all-around […]

Open the Gate

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.14 Being able to open a gate from your horse can be very useful and perhaps necessary for some who have trouble getting off and on their horse. For those riders that may have trouble, breaking the exercise down into separate components may help. […]

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