Legacy Colt Part 1 – Groundwork and Ride with Peter Campbell

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue № 20 Watch as Peter Campbell prepares and then rides a colt who has had only a couple rides. Peter guides us through his preparation and how to get a young horse ready to ride without taking too much life out of him. Once he’s ready Peter then has […]

Basic Groundwork with Paul Dietz

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 20 Paul Dietz demonstrates groundwork with a young mare and the six basic maneuvers that he works on on the ground; moving the hindquarters left and right, the front quarters left and right, moving forward and moving back. Watch the mare make some nice changes over the course […]

Prepare Your Horse to Pony Another with Trevor Carter

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 20 In this segment Trevor Carter demonstrates how you can prepare your horse to pony another horse. By using a halter tied to a fence to simulate ponying, Trevor can make sure his horse is confident about the lead rope moving around and comfortable with maneuvering. The original […]

Leg Yield Series Part 4: the Zig Zag with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 20 In this final installment of the leg-yield series Wendy Murdoch shows how you can use a zig-zag exercise to test if your horse is truly straight and responsive to your aids. We will watch as a student rider makes corrections to improve the execution of this exercise […]

Leg Yield Series Part 3: The Canter with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 19 In part 3 of this series Wendy Murdoch shows how you can use the leg yield at a trot to prepare you and your horse for a canter depart. Wendy works with a student both on and off her horse to develop the preparation for the movement […]

Some Helpful Mecate Tips with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 19 Bryan Neubert demonstrates a way to tie your mecate around your horses neck so that you can tie him up safely with the mecate on. He also shows a handy tip for modifying your mecate when you do your groundwork, which can be especially helpful for young […]

Preparing a Horse with the Clippers with Lee Smith

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 19 Whether you are wanting to trim your horse with clippers or not, the approach that Lee Smith uses to prepare a horse to be clipped can be applied to many other situations. Watch as a horse who has had some experience with evasion build confidence in what […]

Helping an Unsure Horse with Trevor Carter

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 19 We have all had the experience of riding a horse in a place where he is unsure, or encounter things during a ride that he might be afraid of. Trevor Carter demonstrates some useful strategies to help build your horse’s confidence and ways to monitor whether you […]

Killing Your Horse’s Appetite with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No.18 Having a horse that wants to sneak a bite to eat when you’re on his back is a common problem. Bryan Neubert shows you a simple way that you can make it uncomfortable for him to reach for a bite, and kill his appetite for eating grass while […]

Trailer Loading with Lee Smith

Excerpt from Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 18 Loading a horse in a trailer can bring to the surface many issues that we might miss in our daily groundwork or riding. Lee Smith helps a student who has had trouble loading a horse on her own. She works through the horse’s resistance and gives the student […]