Jaquima a Freno
Part 1: Traditional Vaquero Gear with Richard Caldwell
In this first part of a series, Richard takes you through all of the essential pieces of traditional Vaquero gear and shares his insights into quailty, fit and craftsmanship. Learn gear from each stage of the bridle horse process, from the hackamore, to the two rein and finally the bridle. Richard discusses bosals and bosalitos, mecates, bridle bits, reins and romals, spurs, martingales, breast collars and saddles.
Richard Caldwell believed there is a need to preserve and bring back the true Vaquero methods of horsemanship and horse training. Richard spent 30 years buckarooing on ranches. He lived in Alturas, Calif., and traveled the country conducting clinics. He enjoyed showing his horses and had an impressive record at National Reined Cow Horse events, The Snaffle Bit Futurity, The Californios Ranch Roping and Stock Horse Contest, and other big loop roping events. In the show ring he was always true to his roots — he showed in all his buckaroo gear.
Running Time 2 hours and 5 minutes. Music from Dave Stamey.
I finally have all four DVDs of Richard’s series. I am watching them at my leisure and love how Richard explains the Vaquero Way and all the gear associated with it. I wish Richard was still with us, what an amazing horseman!
I am really interested in this style of horsemanship and Richard goes through all of the details and explains in a way that one can truly understand. As all amazing horseman Richard just has a ‘way’ with horses. His love of horses and this method of handling really inspires me to look further into this lifestyle. Thank you Richard God Bless.