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 seventh issue you will learn how to begin to develop leg and weight cues to help build independence from your reins, ride in straight lines, and watch as a young ranch-raised filly begins the halter breaking process. Chock-full of information for all students of horsemanship, it is your chance to sit on the fence and watch some of the most talented horsemen today work at their own pace.
• Foundation Exercises Part 5: Straight Lines with Martin Black
In this final installment of a series of foundation exercises Martin Black demonstrates how he would work on getting a horse to walk in a straight line. Whether the horse is a green colt or a bridle horse getting ready to go to the show, checking in to see if they can walk a truly straight line is essential.
• Halter Breaking Part 1 with Peter Campbell
Peter shows just how straight-forward halter breaking a horse can be when he works with a two-year-old ranch raised filly. Working from horseback Peter uses a rope to prepare her for leading, and a halter to prepare her for the rest of her life.
• Leg and Weight Cues with Bryan Neubert
In this segment Bryan Neubert demonstrates how to get a horse to operate off of your legs and body weight and not just your reins. Bryan shows you on a bridle horse what is possible, and then takes you through getting these leg and weight cues started on a green horse.
• Dallying Exercise with Scott Grosskopf
Scott Grosskopf presents a dallying exercise with the help of his son Sterling, as well as tips for safe dallying while roping. This is an exercise you can practice with your friends and family when you might not have access to cattle so that you can be smooth and safe dallying when the time comes to rope a live animal.