Welcome to the 47th 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.
Education is the main objective of this video-series. Because we believe that it’s the little things that make a big difference; a change in expression, the length of a pause, the smoothness of a transition, these video segments are edited as little as possible to give you the whole picture of how each horse and rider progress.
Becoming a better horseman is a life-long process, and if you are serious about becoming the best you can be, now you can enjoy having access to some of the best resources in the horsemanship world.
• Helping Your Horse to Hurry with Tom Curtin 14:39
Tom visits about how helping your horse to hurry when he’s ready can help build confidence and prepare him so that he is less likely to get upset if he finds himself hurrying when he’s not asked. Tom talks though several different places that you can expose your horse to hurrying.
• Ideas for Helping a Herd-bound Horse with Martin Black 10:31
A horse that is herd bound or buddy sour or any other term that you might use is essentially happier some place other than with you. Martin demonstrates how he might help a horse feel better being away from the herd, helping him learn to find comfort and security from the rider on his back.
• Confirming Lead Changes with Jim Hicks 36:54
In this segment Jim Hicks presents a horse that is in the process of learning his lead changes. He will demonstrate how to work through some of the challenges of lead changes on a horse that has started work on them but is not always consistent. It’s a great glimpse of a work in progress and Jim focuses on how a rider can help develop their clarity to help their horse become more solid changing leads upon request.
• Riding Plan Part 3 with Alice Trindle 44:29
Riding on your own can pose many challenges, one of which is finding structure and purpose for your rides. In final installment of our three part series Alice offers some guidelines of a riding plan, flexible in the specifics but structured in the topics. These lesson plans will help you have a plan when you ride.
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