Remembering Tom Dorrance

Written by Eclectic Horseman A collection of memories from Eclectic Readers about the late Tom Dorrance. Connie Brown: I never knew Tom Dorrance but all of my “teachers” are horses and trainers from his lineage. He made a great contribution to the good for both horses and horsemen and horsewomen today. Every day I delight […]

Tom Dorrance: More Than a Horseman

Written by Jim Overstreet Photo by Heather Hafleigh This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.13 The Flying D Ranch cowboys were branding calves when Tom Dorrance drove up. Jim Thompson, a teenager at the time, still vividly recalls the day. Tom had visited only briefly when Jack Shell offered up his horse so […]

Ten Questions Answered by Gwynn Turnbull Weaver

Written by Eclectic Horseman 1. How did you get involved with horses? I was an eastern-born, California-raised “town kid,” the proverbial black sheep when it came to dreams and later my profession. I saved up three hundred bucks by the time I hit 12 and was allowed to buy my first horse. She cost $300, […]

A visit with Chuck Stormes

Written by Eclectic Horseman Chuck Stormes: Saddlemaker and President of the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association EH: What was the inspiration for starting the TCAA? CS: The idea has been around for twenty years or more. I remember discussing it occasionally in the eighties with other craftsmen and artists. When Joe Beeler helped with the Trappings […]

Hunting for Help – Part 2

Written by Jennifer K. Hancock This article appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.7 Reprinted from the June 2002 issue of The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal. Ray Hunt offers more help for horses that are having problems with their people and their environment. As the beautifully conformed sorrel stallion steps from the barn, you can tell […]

Hunting For Help – Part 1

Written by Jennifer K. Hancock This article appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.6 Reprinted from the May 2002 issue of The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal. Ray Hunt offers a different approach to exasperating gate schooling. The morning sun is rising, horses gallop around the oval, a few turn and work from the chute. And already […]

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