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A Soft Feel and a Useful Horse

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.29 Quite often I get around people who make a reference to a “soft feel”...

Managing Fear Into Courage

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.28 When a horse is confronted by something unknown to his senses he deals...

Straighten That Horse Out

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.27 How straight can you ride your horse? If you think your horse can ride...

Understanding Collection

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.25 Collection is something I find that is greatly misidentified and misunderstood among many riders....

Finding The Sweet Spot

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No. 24 Before man domesticated horses for working animals, they were prey animals. Their survival...

Confidence vs. Confusion

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.26 The Foundation a young horse gets is very important to his success later...

Doubling and Its Importance

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.23 Doubling isn’t a maneuver you would see in a reining pattern, dressage class, cow...

Get Back

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.22 The majority of a horse’s movement is in a forward motion. If something is...

Developing The Stop

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.21 Getting a horse to stop isn’t only necessary in most riding disciplines but is...

Separating Disrespect From Unknowing

Written by Martin Black In general, this is probably the most misidentified problem horsemen on varying levels deal with. The big problem for the horse...
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