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 […]

Legacy Colt Part 2 – Ride and Cow work with Peter Campbell

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 21 In this segment, Peter Campbell puts another ride on his colt. The colt, who was a little fussy with the bit the first day starts to learn to wear it without it bothering him as much. Peter reminds us that when horses are young, they “don’t need […]

Flagging and Working with a Sack on the Ground with Paul Dietz

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 21 Building on the segment in the last issue, Paul Dietz takes his groundwork a step further and adds working with a flag and then a grain sack to get his mare used to them but also to learn to respond from them as well. Paul reminds us […]

Preparing to tie with Amy LeSatz

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 22 Tying a horse up can be a risky proposition if it’s a young horse or a horse you don’t know. Amy LeSatz demonstrates several areas that she check’s out before she would tie any horse up. She shows how to address these areas if the horse is […]

Accurate Groundwork with Buster McLaury

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 22 Having your horse with you is a concept that is familiar. We think about it a lot when we are riding, but as Buster McLaury highlights it is also essential on the ground. Buster shows some simple groundwork exercises so you can see just how much your […]