The Horseman’s Gazette is a quarterly video-series and complement to our print magazine, The Eclectic Horseman. Watch the familiar faces from its pages, listen to their voices, and witness their expertise with your own eyes and ears. We’ll also introduce you to new horsemen and -women who are out in the world working for the horse, educating riders to a deeper understanding and respect for ways of working with horses that work with their nature, not in spite of it.
In this second issue you will see two young horses continue to make changes that will create the foundation for a lifetime of education, learn an exercise for building a confident offense in a green cow-horse, and learn the basics of preparing rawhide for braiding. Chock-full of information for all students of horsemanship, it is your seat on the fence to how the best trainers in the business work with their horses and their students.
• Half Circle Exercise with Buck Brannaman
There are many things that you can do with a horse on the ground, not only to keep you safe but to develop refinement in how he moves his feet. Buck Brannaman demonstrates an exercise you might do with a horse that is solid moving his hindquarters, but might be needing a little more help on freeing up the front quarters.
• Handling Young Horses on Foot Part 2 with Bryan Neubert
If you can develop a strong foundation with your young horse, both of you will benefit from it during the rest of your time together. Bryan Neubert continues to handle two young horses on foot, building on what you saw him demonstrate in the last issue. Bryan prepares the horses to be saddled, handles all of their feet, and continues teaching them how to lead in a halter.
• Tucking In Exercise with Joe Wolter
Working cattle out of a herd is all about teaching a horse good offense and defense. Joe Wolter demonstrates a simple exercise that can build a confident offense as well as help settle your cattle. He then shows how to develop a horse’s defensive skills by having there be consequences for getting out of position.
Joe is riding “A Little Strawberry”, she is a two-year-old, that was raised at the Wolter’s Ranch. She is by Strawberry Boon by Peptoboonsmal. Joe started her in February of her two-year-old year and has ridden her out on the ranch. She has tracked cattle and Joe has just started working out of a herd on her.
• Building a Loop with Scott Grosskopf
Learning to rope can be a challenging and frustrating proposition. Montana cowboy Scott Grosskopf teaches you how to build a loop quickly and easily; a fantastic skill for the beginner and experienced roper alike. Scott teaches roping clinics as well as owns Buckaroo Businesses, which specializes in ropes and other traditional gear.