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 […]

Practicing Your Rope Handling Skills with Scott Grosskopf

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 9 The best safety practice is the practice safety. Scott Grosskopf appears in this segment with his son Sterling to demonstrate how they prepare for a variety of situations that can happen while roping livestock. In these exercises, one rider simulates the cow while the other works on […]

Rider Overview and Adjustments with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 9 In this segment with Wendy Murdoch, a student rider receives an overall assessment based on the subjects covered in previous issues of the Horseman’s Gazette. These include the proper positioning of the hips, feet, head, neck and shoulders. Once again Wendy reviews the biomechanics in each area […]

Working Cattle in the Field with Joe Wolter

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 9 A cow horse must be attentive to cattle and ready to respond, whether in the show pen or the rodear. While some horses naturally have a great deal of ‘cow sense’, any horse can be taught to watch and work livestock to a degree. In this video, […]

Complementary Groundwork with Bruce Sandifer

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 9 Every day with horses is a new day. Some days your horse comes out of the field relaxed and ready to ride. For other days it takes some preparation. Clinician Bruce Sandifer demonstrates some of the ways he checks his horses on the ground before climbing into […]

Keeping Your Horse Centered with Buck Brannaman

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 9 Working in harmony and unison with a horse is a feeling unlike any other. Buck Brannaman shares some insights on how to get in time with your horse and balance him so that he becomes weightless to your aids. He introduces the concept of the rectangle, where […]