How to Avoid a Horse Mismatch

Round Table with Buck Brannaman, Alicia Landman, Missy Fladland, Mindy Bower and Kristin Jacob From Issue 116 Shopping for a new horse can be a stressful and emotional experience. We visited with horse professionals who have had much experience seeing good… and not so good horse and human matches. What follows are their suggestions that […]

The Importance of Mentorship – Round Table with Buck Brannaman, Lester Buckley and Tom Curtin

From Issue 115 Is having a horsemanship mentor critical to a student’s success? Here, several of horsemanship’s renowned teachers talk about their mentors and their views on mentorship to shed some light on the subject. Lester Buckley is a horseman and clinician with a broad range of experience, from training some of the world’s top […]

What stands in the way of your goals? Round Table with Alicia Landman, Jim Hicks and Mindy Bower

From Issue 114 What are some of the biggest obstacles that students of horsemanship face when working to achieve their horsemanship goals? Here we pose that question to three established teachers of horsemanship to discover what they see as being their students’ greatest challenges. Alicia Landman is based in Nashville, Tennessee, She teaches lessons, from brushing […]

The Art of Being Early by Tom Moates

From Issue 113 About the photo: Anna Bonnage putting one of the first rides on Sky during the colt starting clinic–this photo was taken as Harry Whitney shared the opening quote that prompted this essay. “Early and fast are different things.   If you are early, then you don’t have to be fast.” – Harry Whitney Horsemanship clinician […]

The lost chapter exclusive – a horsemanship time capsule from the vault!

Preface Here’s a rarity!  A previously unpublished chapter/essay from the vault.  This chapter was written in 2008; at the time I had just wrapped up A Horse’s Thought and had begun working on the book Between the Reins.  I’m not entirely sure why it didn’t make it into Between the Reins, or one of the […]

For Visual Learners – The Horseman’s Gazette

The 50th issue of The Horseman’s Gazette is about to be released. Wait…what is The Horseman’s Gazette? You haven’t heard? No, it’s not a printed publication; it’s an ongoing video series focusing on the same practical, unembellished, and outstanding horsemanship, and presented by many of the same trusted horse folk, you find in Eclectic Horseman […]

Horsemanship That Improves Humanmanship

“We mainly focus on horsemanship that improves humanmanship,” says Scott DePaolo. “I don’t believe that anybody needs to ride a horse anymore, but I do believe that horses can improve our lives, both in the way our relationships are with horses and also the way our relationships are with other people.” Scott manages Butte Creek […]

Tall in the Saddle – an Interview with Author and Artist Steve Johnson

“I’m not really a writer,” says Steve Johnson. It’s a odd statement coming from the author of three books, the latest being the newly released Tall in the Saddle. It is especially true when the new book garners such praise as horseman Buck Brannaman saying this about it: “Tall in the Saddle is a well-crafted story […]

A Revolutionary Way to Learn Anatomy – Build a horse from the inside-out with Jon Zahourek

For more information on Zahourek’s legendary 6-day equine workshops, March 21-29, 2020 in Denver, contact the Anatomy in Clay Centers or Register Today!   “The anatomy is indivisible from understanding your relationship with the horse, if you ask me,” says Jon Zahourek.  “And by approaching it so that human anatomy, your own body, is intimately involved […]

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