Riding the Half-Pass with Jim Hicks

From The Horseman’s Gazette Issue No.35 When executed correctly the Half-Pass can be one of the most beautiful maneuvers in dressage. In this segment Jim Hicks discusses what foundation must be in place before attempting the half-pass and then slowly and methodically demonstrates how to correctly ride the movement. Jim also discusses common rider pitfalls […]

Warm Up In-Hand with Alice Trindle

From The Horseman’s Gazette Issue No.35 Every horse’s personality is quite different and being able to have the tools to adjust to these differences separate a rider from a horseman. Sometimes we might have a plan to do something in particular with our horse that he isn’t quite mentally or physically prepared for. Alice Trindle […]

Meet Buster McLaury

Buster McLaury comes from a ranching background. At an early age, he experienced the dust, heat, and long days in the saddle during roundups. Buster and his wife, Sheryl, live on their own place just west of Paducah, Texas. They spend each year traveling the U.S. conducting colt starting, horsemanship, ranch roping, and cow working […]

Meet Bruce Sandifer

Bruce Sandifer has spent most of his adult life working as a big outfit cowboy and buckaroo. For the last 25 years he has focused all his efforts on studying and teaching traditional California bridle horse practices. Learn more about Bruce on his website: www.brucesandifercbh.com Please find individual lessons from Bruce below: Please find lessons […]

Meet Paul Dietz

Paul Dietz is a humble horseman and not “just another” horseman/clinician. Paul’s knowledge of horses is exceptional and he is gifted with communication and teaching skills reaching far beyond the average and into the handful of “top professional” horsemen today. Learn more at pauldietzhorsemanship.com. Please find individual lessons from Paul below: Please find lessons from […]

Meet Martin Black

Martin Black is a 5th generation Idaho rancher and 4th generation rodeo competitor. He has a lifetime of experience in handling horses, cattle and roping. In his youth, there was a strong influence of the California-Spanish style of horsemanship. More at martinblack.net. Please find individual lessons from Martin below: Please find lessons from Martin in […]

Meet Buck Brannaman

Buck Brannaman  a phenomenal cowboy and clinician, has traveled the United States and Australia conducting colt starting, horsemanship, cow working and ranch roping clinics. He has authored the books Groundwork, The Faraway Horses, and Believe, and has produced many educational horsemanship videos. Please find individual lessons from Buck below: Please find lessons from Buck in […]

Meet Ellen Eckstein

Ellen Eckstein trains horses full time. She has her USDF silver and gold medals, by successfully competing through the Grand Prix level. She began working with Tom Dorrance in 1976, and it has become her life goal to combine the principles she learned from Tom into her dressage philosophy. She co-authored the book Bringing It […]

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