Welcome to the 18th 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!
Killing Your Horse’s Appetite with Bryan Neubert 5.22
Having a horse that wants to sneak a bite to eat when you’re on his back is a common problem. Bryan Neubert shows you a simple way that you can make it uncomfortable for him to reach for a bite, and kill his appetite for eating grass while you’re on his back or with him on the ground.
Trailer Loading with Lee Smith 27.33
Loading a horse in a trailer can bring to the surface many issues that we might miss in our daily groundwork or riding. Lee Smith helps a student who has had trouble loading a horse on her own. She works through the horse’s resistance and gives the student some strategies for making trailer loading a pleasant experience.
Changing Directions with Paul Dietz 5.50
Working in a circle, Paul Dietz demonstrates how he would prepare a horse to change direction. A simple exercise that can help keep your horse with you mentally, and prepared physically for what you are asking him to do. Paul is riding a colt but the same procedure is relevant for older horses as well.
Setting Up Shots with a Friend with Scott Grosskopf 32.51
Scott Grosskopf demonstrates how a friend can help you prepare your cattle so that you can set up shots for roping, for practice and in real-life situations. Scott discusses how you can set up cattle for particular shots, and how you might adjust if the situation changes.
Leg Yield Series Part 2: the Trot with Wendy Murdoch 11.30
In part 2 of this series Wendy Murdoch shows how you can take the straightness that you established in the leg at the walk and carry it into the trot. Using visual aids on both horse and rider, you can see when an issue arises and how Wendy addresses these difficulties.