Learning to Learn with Joe Wolter

Written by Patti Hudson photos by Eric Sines This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.72 During a recent ranch clinic at Joe Wolter’s home place in Aspermont Texas, we got to talking about learning. After all, isn’t that why we go to clinics? Joe said he thinks learning isn’t just about absorb- ing […]

How Groundwork Relates to Riding

Written by Mindy Bower Editor’s Note: In the series that ran in several issues Mindy Bower discussed how groundwork relates to riding. This first piece is an overview of basic concepts and maneuvers. In the articles that followed, Mindy discussed specific trouble areas in specific horses and how these related to how the horse operates […]

Taking a Different Approach; Sorting It Out With Joe Wolter

Written by Patti Hudson Photos by Eric Sines This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.71 I had just finished shoeing my horse, and was unkinking my back, when the dog jumped off the haystack where he’d been hunting packrats and landed on a pile of tarps. The horse had a big issue with tarps […]

TaylorMade Horsemanship

Written by Tom Moates “It’s a unique learning experience,” says horsemanship clinician, Mindy Bower, about the joint venture between Melanie Smith Taylor and her called TaylorMade Horsemanship. “I think this is a unique opportunity to combine the two worlds.” Just glance at their website, taylormadehorsemanship.com, and it’s clear what two worlds Mindy means. There’s her […]

Dwight Hill – Raising & Training Versatile Horses

Written by Heather Smith Thomas photos by Tessa Gilpin This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.54 Handling horses the natural way and producing finished horses that can do anything you ask of them—this is Dwight Hill’s goal.   He raises and trains horses that can excel in many disciplines and his horses are […]

Using Natural Obstacles

With Ty Weber Short days and unpredictable weather can make for inconsistent riding in the winter and early spring. This lack of riding coupled with cool and windy days can make for distracted and energetic horses and sometimes wilder rides than we had hoped for. While riding out might seem like the last thing you’d […]