Welcome to the 22nd 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.
Accurate Groundwork with Buster McLaury
Having your horse with you is a concept that is familiar. We think about it a lot when we are riding, but as Buster McLaury highlights it is also essential on the ground. Buster shows some simple groundwork exercises so you can see just how much your horse is with you, because as he says, if the connection isn’t there on the ground, “you needn’t think he’s going to ride any different.”
Haltering and Bridling with Paul Dietz
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 fitting to your horse and keep building in a positive direction.
Preparing to tie with Amy LeSatz
Tying a horse up can be a risky proposition if it’s a young horse or a horse you don’t know. Amy LeSatz demonstrates several areas that she check’s out before she would tie any horse up. She shows how to address these areas if the horse is lacking, so that you can feel that you have prepared your horse to be tied.
The Square Exercise with Jim Hicks
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 front quarters, leg yields and more. Watch as he guides a student to help her be able to find straightness in her horse with the help of the square.