The Square Exercise with Jim Hicks

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 22 Straightness is a concept that is important in most riding disciplines; finding straightness can be a challenge. Jim Hicks shows how using a simple square a rider can begin to asses for herself how to find straightness in every maneuver be it transitions, moving the hindquarters, the […]

Haltering and Bridling with Paul Dietz

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 22 There are no small things when it comes to good horsemanship, and in every moment that we interact with them we are making positive, or negative changes. Paul Dietz demonstrates how to halter and bridle your horse; showing common mistakes, so that you can be safe and […]

Help Your Horse to Pick You Up with Amy LeSatz

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 23 Whether you’re out on the trail or in an arena, having your horse able to pick you up from a mounting block or a log that you’re standing on is a great asset. Amy LeSatz shows how you can help your horse get comfortable with picking you […]

Rope Preparation on the Ground with Buster McLaury

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 23 Before you swing a rope horseback, you would want to be sure and check your horse out from the ground. Buster McLaury demonstrates how you can make sure he is comfortable with the rope and how to help him if he is not. The original length of […]

Working Dogs from Horseback with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 23 To have good stockmanship a good understanding of how to use dogs is essential. Bryan Neubert shows a few basics on dog handling and discusses his history with dogs as well as some tips for getting started. A good introduction to the topic, because as Bryan says […]

An Introduction to Lateral Movements with Jim Hicks

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 23 If you aren’t familiar with them, Dressage movements can seem overwhelming and difficult to tell one from another. Jim Hicks guides us through them with the help of three very accomplished demonstration riders. See the difference between leg yield, haunches in, shoulder in and many more. The […]

Straight Line Exercise with Paul Dietz

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 23 When you are getting started, groundwork can feel like an overly complicated dance routine; one where you have trouble remembering where your feet and hands are supposed to go, and getting timed up with your “partner” can make it even more complex. Paul Dietz demonstrates a simple […]

Opening A Gate Horseback with Trevor Carter

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 23 If you haven’t done it before, opening a gate from horseback can feel like a big challenge. Trevor Carter demonstrates several ways that you can open a gate horseback and discusses how to properly prepare your horse and keep you both safe in the process. The original […]

Groundwork Simplified for Kids (and adults) Part 1 with Johanna Redmond

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 24 Anyone who has worked on their groundwork can relate to feeling overwhelmed by it. The balancing of moving feet, hands, watching expression; it’s all a bit overwhelming. Johanna Redmond takes a handful of her young students through their pre-ride groundwork paces, focusing on safety as well as […]