Introducing Neck Reining with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 8 Cowboys often ride with one hand because the other is busy throwing a loop, opening a gate, or any other number of practical purposes. It is nearly essential then that a good ranch horse be able to neck rein. Bryan Neubert shares with us his insights on […]

Halter Breaking Part 2 with Peter Campbell

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 8 In part two of this halter breaking series, Peter Campbell continues to build communication with his young horse, this time from the ground. He touches upon several basic subjects such as haltering, leading, and feet handling. Peter again emphasizes the importance of taking your time and to […]

An Introduction to Californio Style Horsemanship with Bruce Sandifer

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 8 The bridle is a tool for connecting your body to the front of the horse and for supporting their balance. This is according to Californio-style horseman Bruce Sandifer. Bruce explains his horsemanship philosophy and his views on balance, self-carriage and communication between horse and rider. The beauty […]

Three Elements of Lateral Flexion with Buck Brannaman

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 8 Lateral flexion is a tool used by many riders for different reasons. Buck Brannaman discusses three elements of lateral flexion that should occur whether you’re standing still, going forwards or backwards. He shares tips on how you can recognize proper lateral flexion in your horse and explains […]

Dallying Exercise with Scott Grosskopf

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 7 They say you’re only as good as your habits. Montana horseman Scott Grosskopf shows us several exercises he practices on a regular basis to develop and maintain safe habits for roping and dallying. Prevention is the best cure so be aware of your gear and learn how […]

Developing Leg Cues with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 7 Why ride with your feet? Bryan Neubert shares stories of his experiences working with Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt and others who taught him about the development of the bridle horse. While there is often much focus on the front of the horse – the spade bit, romal […]

Foundation Exercises Part 5: Straight Lines with Martin Black

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 7 Straight lines are important foundational tools for more refined or difficult maneuvers later on. Whether you’re on your own seasoned horse, a colt or a borrowed horse, checking out how straight they travel is a good indicator of what’s working and what’s not. However, in order to […]

Halter Breaking Part 1 with Peter Campbell

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 7 There comes a time in almost every young horse’s life when they undergo the gentling process and learn how to wear and respond to a halter. Peter Campbell takes a filly through her first experiences of halter breaking. In this segment, Peter works from the back of […]