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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]