Trot Past Exercise with Kristi Fredrickson

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 28 Trail riding can be challenging and stretch your comfort zone; being prepared before you head out is key to having an enjoyable ride. In the last few Gazettes Kristi Fredrickson presented some exercises to help riders prepare in the arena for the challenges of riding out on […]

Riding Serpentines with Tom Curtin

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 28 A serpentine is a very valuable tool in helping your horse get with you mentally and physically. Being able to separate each end of the horse is key for lateral movements, lead departures and developing straightness. Tom Curtin talks you through how he approaches serpentines with his […]

Teaching Turnarounds – Beginning and More Advanced with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 29 A turnaround is a basic maneuver that we can introduce at any stage in a horse’s development. Bryan demonstrates how he would start this maneuver with a horse with only a handful of rides; his approach, his expectations and how a what he would settle for. Then […]

Introducing the Haunches-In with Jim Hicks

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 29 Introducing dressage movements to your horse can feel intimidating. Jim Hicks demonstrates how you can prepare your horse for a haunches in and put this useful movement to work for your horse in a slow relaxed way. He covers basic mechanics of what he is doing with […]

Fantasy Cow Work with Kristi Fredrickson

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 29 You might not always have cows handy when you want to improve on your cow working skills. Kristi Fredrickson and her students demonstrate how riders can work each other to simulate the speed and accuracy needed to work a cow. A great exercise for fun and developing […]

How your Weight Influences How Your Horse Moves with Martin Black

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 29 We might not be aware of just how much influence our weight has on how our horse travels. Martin Black demonstrates how you can positively or negatively affect how your horse moves by how you are positioning your weight on his back in relation to the center […]

Hindquarters-Frontquarters Exercise with Tom Curtin

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 30 Maneuvers and exercises work on the surface of a horse. What’s important is how the horse feels on the inside while you’re working on them. Tom Curtin demonstrates an exercise that can separate the front end from the back end and the back end from the front […]

Horse Evaluation with Alice Trindle

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 30 Getting ready to ride a young or unknown horse can be a frightful proposition for many of us. Alice Trindle demonstrates how she would use the tools of a round pen, lariat rope, saddle horn and more to evaluate a horse before riding. Guiding you to be […]

Leading Up on Foot with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 30 We would all like to have our horse move right out with us when we lead them off; to be hooked onto our energy and lead with us fast or slow matching the life in our body. Bryan Neubert discusses and demonstrates the thought process and the […]

Improving Lead Changes with Jim Hicks

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 30 Even horses trained to the highest levels have areas where they need help improving. Jim Hicks demonstrates how we would help a horse that needs some fine tuning in the timing of his changes and offers suggestions how you can address physical and mental challenges in the […]