Pivoting Exercise with Martin Black

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 10 Hindquarter control is important in every stage of horse development. Martin Black demonstrates how we might challenge ourselves by being more particular in this movement and improving our feel for the feet. A horse can pivot forwards or backwards around each foot. When starting this exercise for […]

Riding Circles and Turns with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 11 Riding balanced circles and turns is foundational for any discipline of riding. In this segment Wendy Murdoch continues to coach a student rider through proper alignment in the turn. When a horse shapes his body on the arc of the circle, there should be lateral bend in […]

Bridge Exercise with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 12 Prepare your horse for trailer loading with this bridge exercise from Bryan Neubert. Stepping up onto the bridge is almost the same as stepping up into the trailer. In both cases, the horse must learn move forward off of a feel and pick up his feet. Watch […]

Riding Great Stops with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 12 Stopping on your horse should be as fluid and graceful as stopping on your own feet. Watch as Wendy Murdoch coaches a student rider through a few exercises to help develop a better stops and back-ups. At first Wendy has her student experiment on the ground find […]

Roping Exercises with Scott Grosskopf

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 12 Who knew there was math in roping? Montana cowboy Scott Grosskopf talks to us about the angles of roping, which includes not only the angle of your swing, but also the angle of your horse and that of the cow. When these three things are right then […]

Handling the Feet with Martin Black

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 12 Balancing on three feet is something that a horse rarely has to do in nature, but with a little time and patience it is a skill that can easily be developed. Martin Black offers some of his insight on handling a horse’s feet. Anyone who has trimmed […]

Building a Foundation Over Time Part 4 with Peter Campbell

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 11 Some things simply get better with time and the same thing can be said for horses. It’s not necessarily true however, that horses always improve with more time spent in training. Time and time again people have remarked on the benefits of ‘turning a horse out’. Several […]

Catching a Baby Colt for the First Time with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 11 For a young foal, every day is full of new discoveries about life and the world around him. In this video, Bryan Neubert and his wife Patti work as a team to handle a baby colt for the first time. This foal begins to learn how to […]

Dragging a Log with Scott Grosskopf

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 10 There are many aspects of roping live cattle that can be simulated by dragging a log with your horse. Scott Grosskopf walks us through this task and provides helpful hints on how to provide a positive experience for the horse. If you can, notch the log so […]

The Box Exercise with Bruce Sandifer

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 10 Variety is a great tool for developing versatility in your horse as well as for engaging his interest. Bruce Sandifer explains to us the purposes of his square exercise, which works mainly to counterbalance the large amount of circles typically found in horse training. You may choose […]