Welcome to the 19th issue of The Horseman’s Gazette, a quarterly video-series that enables you to watch and learn from some of the most talented horsemen and -women working with horses today.
Come along for the ride — you and your horse will be glad that you did!
Some Helpful Mecate Tips with Bryan Neubert 4:29
Bryan Neubert demonstrates a way to tie your mecate around your horses neck so that you can tie him up safely with the mecate on. He also shows a handy tip for modifying your mecate when you do your groundwork, which can be especially helpful for young horses.
Helping an Unsure Horse with Trevor Carter 22:33
We have all had the experience of riding a horse in a place where he is unsure, or encounter things during a ride that he might be afraid of. Trevor Carter demonstrates some useful strategies to help build your horse’s confidence and ways to monitor whether you are helping or exacerbating the situation.
Preparing a Horse with the Clippers with Lee Smith 28:53
Whether you are wanting to trim your horse with clippers or not, the approach that Lee Smith uses to prepare a horse to be clipped can be applied to many other situations. Watch as a horse who has had some experience with evasion build confidence in what Lee is asking her to tolerate.
Leg Yield Series Part 3: the Canter with Wendy Murdoch 28:01
In part 3 of this series Wendy Murdoch shows how you can use the leg yield at a trot to prepare you and your horse for a canter depart. Wendy works with a student both on and off her horse to develop the preparation for the movement and clarity in what the student is asking her horse. Learn some helpful tips to help your canter departures.
Please enjoy a sneak preview!
I just love this issue as these experts share their wisdom. Wendy Murdoch’s demonstration of using the leg yield for a canter depart was especially helpful.