Changing Directions with Paul Dietz

Excerpt from Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 18 Working in a circle, Paul Dietz demonstrates how he would prepare a horse to change direction. A simple exercise that can help keep your horse with you mentally, and prepared physically for what you are asking him to do. Paul is riding a colt but the same procedure […]

Setting Up Shots with a Friend with Scott Grosskopf

Excerpt from Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 18 Scott Grosskopf demonstrates how a friend can help you prepare your cattle so that you can set up shots for roping, for practice and in real-life situations. Scott discusses how you can set up cattle for particular shots, and how you might adjust if the situation changes.  The […]

Leg Yield Series Part 2: the Trot with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 18 In part 2 of this series Wendy Murdoch shows how you can take the straightness that you established in the leg at the walk and carry it into the trot. Using visual aids on both horse and rider, you can see when an issue arises and how Wendy […]

Leg Yield Series Part 1: the Walk with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 17 The leg yield might seem like the simplest of lateral movements because it is typically taught first…. however, riding a truly correct leg yield requires that you keep your horse straight, perpendicular to the ground while moving forward and sideways. Using helpful visual clues Wendy works with […]

Warm Up for the Branding with an Imaginary Cow with Scott Grosskopf

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 17 Not everyone has access to cattle at all times. Scott Grosskopf demonstrates how he warms his horse up, trotting circles and getting control of the shoulders. He also offers some thoughts on how you might warm your horse up to go to a branding, or do a […]

Getting A Horse to Move Out a Little Better with Paul Dietz

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 17 Struggling with getting your horse to move out with both life and softness? Riding a green horse, Paul offers some solid strategies to build the responsiveness to your leg so that your horse chooses to move out from just an “opening of the door” to move forward. […]

Tying Up Your Mecate To Go For A Ride with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 17 How you tie up your mecate might depend on where you are when you throw you saddle on. Bryan demonstrates several different methods to tying up a mecate discussing how the differences in terrain and the job you are doing might determine which you choose.  The original […]

Moving The Hindquarters with Buck Brannaman

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 17 Moving the hindquarters might seem like the most basic of maneuvers. While it is fundamental there are several different approaches, and you should be able to master each one. In this segment Buck demonstrates four ways of moving the hindquarters and discusses the circumstances when having each […]