Turn on the Forehand with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 13 A turn on the forehand is a forward motion; the horse moves away from the bend in his ribs and steps around the inside front leg. The inside hind leg steps underneath the body, the outside hind steps up and slightly out and the outside front leg […]

Taking Aim on Head Shots with Scott Grosskopf

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 13 Catching a calf by the hind feet is no easy feat. Here Scott Grosskopf continues his discussion about the angles in roping, this time with a focus on heel shots. He reviews the differences between hip shots and heel traps. A heel trap is thrown when the calf […]

Fence Work and Trailer Loading with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 13 Teaching a horse to lead up to a fence for mounting is a worthwhile effort for many reasons. Not only is it a useful skill in and of itself, but your horse will learn several valuable lessons through the process as well. He will learn to follow […]

Groundwork with Feel with Buck Brannaman

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 13 Communication with your horse can be developed whether you’re on the ground or in the saddle. Offer your horse a feel and teach him to follow a suggestion. The more consistent you are, the sooner your horse will be able to differentiate between cues and motion. In […]

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