In this 17th issue you will learn four ways to move your horse’s hindquarters, how to prepare your horse for a job with cattle, move out more freely, tie up your mecate and ride a correct leg yield! Brimming with high-quality instruction this DVD is like having the most talented horsemen today hold a private clinic for you and your horses.
Table of Contents:
• Four Methods of Moving The Hindquarters with Buck Brannaman
Moving the hindquarters might seem like the most basic of maneuvers. While it is fundamental there are several different approaches, and you should be able to master each one. In this segment Buck demonstrates four ways of moving the hindquarters and discusses the circumstances when having each of these methods solid might be crucial, and common mistakes one might make in working on developing them.
• Tying Up your Mecate to Go For A Ride with Bryan Neubert
How you tie up your mecate might depend on where you are when you throw you saddle on. Bryan demonstrates several different methods to tying up a mecate discussing how the differences in terrain and the job you are doing might determine which you choose.
• Getting A Horse to Move Out a LIttle Better with Paul Dietz
Struggling with getting your horse to move out with both life and softness? Riding a green horse, Paul offers some solid strategies to build the responsiveness to your leg so that your horse chooses to move out from just an “opening of the door” to move forward.
• Warm Up for the Branding with an Imaginary Cow with Scott Grosskopf
Not everyone has access to cattle at all times. Scott Grosskopf demonstrates how he warms his horse up, trotting circles and getting control of the shoulders. He also offers some thoughts on how you might warm your horse up to go to a branding, or do a days work with cattle. By using an imaginary cow that needs to be moved or roped Scott can give purpose to his ride and be ready to rope when he does get the opportunity to brand.
• Leg Yield Series Part 1: the Walk with Wendy Murdoch
The leg yield might seem like the simplest of lateral movements because it is typically taught first…. however, riding a truly correct leg yield requires that you keep your horse straight, perpendicular to the ground while moving forward and sideways. Using helpful visual clues Wendy works with a rider both off and on the horse to set the foundation of accurate movement at the walk so that we can build to other gaits.
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.