Pivoting Exercise with Martin Black

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 the first time, don’t be too critical of […]

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 […]

Preparing a Young Colt to Work Cattle with Joe Wolter

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 9 As a working cowboy, it would not be uncommon for a neighbour to call on Joe Wolter for help with some cattle. At times, the only horse available for the job would be a colt. Joe shares with us some of the simple ways he would prepare […]

Halter Breaking Part 3 with Peter Campbell

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 10 Despite its name, halter breaking doesn’t have to be an unpleasant process. Several months after the horse’s first experience, Peter Campbell resumes his work with a young filly. He continues to build positive responses and gently teaches her how to yield to pressure in different ways. Here […]

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