Meet Lee Smith

Lee Smith lives on a cattle ranch in Estancia, New Mexico. She and her husband Mark have a cow-calf operation and raise quality Quarter horses at their Harmony Hills Ranch. Lee has conducted hundreds of clinics and demonstrations throughout the U.S. and Canada since 1991 as well as teaching ranch horse classes at the Diamond […]

Suppling Exercises with Alice Trindle

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 34 Warming your horse up is a great way to prepare physically and mentally for the day’s activities whether that is going for a trail ride or competing at a show. Alice Trindle offers some easy-to-execute exercises that will warm you and your horse up for whatever you […]

Re-Schooling A Troubled Horse with Jim Hicks

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 34 Sometimes a horse can get quite a ways along but still have some missing pieces in their foundation. In this segment Jim Hicks rides such a horse and though the troubled spots are not immediately apparent in the beginning of the ride, when they do present themselves […]

Getting to Know a New Horse with Lester Buckley

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 34 In this unique segment Lester Buckley, with some assistance from the late Shelia Varian, works with a young horse fresh out of the pasture. The mare and her pasture mate had been worked free just prior to filming so when we get started she is still excited […]

Proper Turnaround Position with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 33 The turnaround is taught with quite a few varying instructions for the rider… often times actually hindering proper and free movement for the horse. In this segment Wendy Murdoch helps a student rider learn to ask her horse to turn around without getting in his way. Understanding […]

Dragging a Log with Trevor Carter

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 33 Dragging a log is something that is required in many show events and also necessary preparation for real world jobs. In this segment Trevor Carter helps one of his students prepare a horse to drag a log and stay safe while accomplishing this goal. The original length […]

Tying up the Snaffle Bit with Paul Dietz

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 33 Some young horses can develop the habit of getting their tongue over the bit. An acceptable method for discouraging this would be to tie the snaffle bit up in their mouth where a horse couldn’t get their tongue over it and learn to carry the bit comfortably. […]

Riding with the Garrocha with Alice Trindle

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 33 In this segment you will have more exposure to the traditions of the Garrocha, an historical cattle handling tool from Spain and see how it can benefit you and your horsemanship. Alice Trindle demonstrates how you would get started by exposing your horse to the pole with […]