Western Buckle Design

Washington silversmith Mark Drain shares his insight Silversmith Mark Drain’s career took root in Reno, Nevada, in the early 1970s, during the city’s heyday as a mecca for western craft. Influenced by iconic western craftsmen such as Al Pecetti, Fran Harry and Dan Murray, Drain became known for his custom buckles and saddle silver, and […]

Harry Whitney Intensive Horsemanship Clinic

For more on Harry Whitney and his clinic schedule visit: www.HarryWhitney.com.   This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No. 83 “Go!”Harry Whitney encouraged the horse. “Okay, going,” the horse replied. Screech! went the brakes to the horse’s surprise; then a few backwards steps; then a moment with the clutch pushed in as Harry and the […]

Buck Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping 2014 Follow-Up

“We hit our target,” says Buck Brannaman. “We told everybody it was going to be the world’s richest ranch roping and we pulled it off.” The 2nd Annual Wrangler Buck Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping was held October 24, 25 & 26, 2014, at the Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Center in Santa Ynez, California. Buck came […]

Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping 2014

Editor’s Note 10/1/14: We’re excited to be attending this event! Please take a moment between watching the houlihan’s, del viento’s, and turnovers fly to saunter over to our booth and visit awhile. It’s always great to catch up with our readers in person and we hope to see you there. — Emily The 2nd Annual Wrangler Buck Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping will be held October 24, 25 & […]

Wade Black – Training For The Cross

Written by Tom Moates This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.69 – Subscribe Today! Cowboy, colt starter, horse trainer, and rough stock rider Wade Black could steer his equine career in a wide range of directions. In recent years, he has developed a business and website called, Training for the Cross (www.trainingforthecross.com), which […]

Neubert Brothers – Update

Written by Tom Moates This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.68 The last issue of Eclectic Horseman featured a story on the Neubert brothers, Jim and Luke, profiling their unique experience of criss-crossing America for many years working as professional contract colt starters. It also provided a series of photos of them working […]

Jack Brainard: Elements of control shown to horses in a manner they understand

Written by Meg Cicciarella Achieving flying changes is a logical progression of training exercises, according to legendary horseman Jack Brainard. At a recent private lesson session, Jack led four riders through the preliminaries of the flying change. Laying the proper foundation makes flying changes become alarmingly simple. The process of accomplishing both is the subject […]

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