Releasing Rider Tension Part 2 with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 32 When asked by a riding instructor to “sit up straight” most riders will hollow their back and pull their chest and shoulders back, adding tension and not achieving the position they are truly looking for. Wendy Murdoch helps a student rider find good position, being open in […]

Riding Outside Part 2 with Paul Dietz

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 32 Taking a young horse outside of the arena for the first few rides can be intimating for many riders. In the last issue Paul demonstrated how he would prepare in the arena first and then ways to help an insecure horse gain confidence outside. In this segment, […]

The Circle Exercise with Johanna Redmond

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 32 In the last issue Johanna demonstrated how working over ground poles can help with your horse’s timing and show areas where you might need some extra work. In this issue she uses poles arranged in a circle to create a challenge. You can use the circle to […]

Lateral Groundwork with Jim Hicks

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 32 This segment stems from Jim being asked in clinics how to help a horse begin to learn lateral movement from the ground. He demonstrates how you can develop the feel of and for your horse when asking him to move laterally. You will truly appreciate just how […]

Introduction to the Garrocha with Alice Trindle

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 32 In this segment you will begin to understand the traditions of the Garrocha, an historical cattle handling tool from Spain and how it can benefit you and your horsemanship. Alice Trindle walks you through her experience with the Garrocha and how she would prepare on foot before […]