Wreck Story – Joe Wolter

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 5 Joe Wolter shares a story from his time spent cowboying in the Sierra Nevada mountains. He stresses the importance of keeping your gear in order and the difference between straps that are tied, loosened or busted. The original length of this clip is 3 minutes 42 seconds

In Their Own Words – The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 5 The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association is dedicated to preserving ad promoting the skills of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing and rawhide braiding and the role of these traditional crafts in the cowboy culture of the American West. In September 2010 we attended their annual Sale and […]

Finding and Understanding Your Shoulder Joints with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 5 Having good riding posture is more than just about looking pretty in the saddle. Wendy Murdoch coaches a student rider through biomechanics to find a more balanced shoulder position. In fact, most riders typically think that the shoulder joint is located higher than it actually is. Understanding […]

Adjusting to Fit the Situation with Joe Wolter

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 5 A great horseman is one who can adjust to fit the situation. In this segment, Joe Wolter presents a young filly that has been kept on stall rest and has an excess of energy. Joe takes the opportunity to work with the life in her feet and […]

Some Roping Basics with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 5 Preparation is the key to building a solid foundation in a young horse. California horseman Bryan Neubert gives us an inside look at how he might start a colt on cows and roping. Tracking cattle is a great way to introduce a horse to livestock. Choose cows […]

Foundation Exercises Part 3: Developing a Stop with Martin Black

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 5 Teaching a horse to stop is just as important as teaching him how to go. In the third part of his foundation series, Martin Black shares one way he uses to prepare a horse for the stop. This exercise is about getting your horse to read your […]

Preparing to Cross Water with Jon Ensign

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 5 Teaching a horse to cross water can be challenging. Set yourself up for success by following Jon Ensign’s tips on how to cross water safely and confidently on your horse. Most horses do not want to cross because they are afraid. A river or creek with a […]