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 to keep track of your rope....

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 reins, etc, the rest of...

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 do so you have 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 a saddle horse, but he...

A Wreck Story with Peter Campbell

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 6 Peter Campbell shares a story from his youth which he calls a 'knowledge bump'. It doesn't kill you, but hopefully you'll learn a little from the bump on your head. The original length of this clip is 1 minutes 49 seconds

A Profile of Brook Briddle and Powder River Hat Company

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 6 Brook Briddle is a Colorado hat maker with a talent not only for making functional and beautiful headgear, but he also has an eye for design. His work stands the test of time and is so good that most of his customers arrive by word of mouth. Brook welcomes us to his...

Working Yearlings with Help with Bryan and Luke Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 6 Good help may be hard to find but there’s nothing like having a good hand to help you do the job. In this segment, Bryan Neubert teams up with his son Luke to demonstrate how you might start colts if you had some help. To begin with, Bryan stays on foot while Luke...

Being Comfortable with a Rope with Buster McLaury

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 6 A horse needs to be confident with the everyday tools and equipment people use. Having a saddle horse that’s afraid of a rope is like having a cowboy that’s afraid of his hat. In his earlier years, Buster McLaury came to this realization after watching Ray Hunt help a horse who was...

Foundation Exercises Part 4: Turnarounds with Martin Black

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 14 In his ongoing series of foundation exercises in this segment Martin Black demonstrates how he would begin to develop a horse's turnaround. In this segment he guides us through both the development of the maneuver as well as strategies for helping your horse stay in a positive and learning frame of mind. The...

Preparation for Opening a Gate with Peter Campbell

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 6 Opening a gate from your horse is a great practical way to test your horsemanship skills. In this video, Peter Campbell covers this topic in greater detail – including pre-requisites, common mistakes and variations of this exercise. For the inexperienced rider or horse, it is best to begin with a gate that does...