Remembering Mark Russell

Durham, CT—It is with deep regret that we inform the horse world that it has lost one of its bright stars. Much-loved author, trainer, and clinician, Mark Russell passed away from injuries sustained in a tragic riding accident at a clinic in Massachusetts on June 13, 2016. Mark’s inspiration for classical riding came from the […]

Ray Hunt Clinic Report

Written by Sylvana Smith Being Worthy of the Horse— Thoughts on Humility in Horsemanship A Five-Part Report on Ray Hunt’s Colt-Starting and Horsemanship Clinic Hosted by Linda Hoover and Karen Miller Southern Pines, NC – October 23-26, 1999 Dominance, force, punishment, and “alpha” status are popular themes in horsemanship. Yet profound results are achieved when […]

Remembering Ray Hunt

Written by Heather Smith Thomas photo by Melissa Stone Ray Hunt wasn’t the first horseman to travel a different path in handling horses, utilizing what has now become known as “natural” horsemanship, but he was probably the person most responsible for teaching others about it. His students now continue his teaching methods around the world, […]