Welcome to the 50th issue of The Horseman’s Gazette, a quarterly video-series that enables you to watch and learn from some of the most talented horsewomen and -men working with horses today.
The trainers and teachers featured in our video lessons are focused on horsemanship as a process not just as performance. In this video series they are opening up their arenas to you to watch and learn from their training process so you can learn from the changes that you witness while they work. You will find solid educational segments that give you ideas of tangible exercises to try with your horse as well as give you a vision visually for where you might like to take your horsemanship.
We hope that you use these lessons to help you become the best horsewoman or -man that you can be. Come along for the ride — you and your horse will be glad that you did!
Please enjoy a sneak preview:
In this Issue:
• Variations in Feel on the Lead Rope with Gene Armstrong & David Hillman 44:26
Learn several different presentations of feel on the end of a halter rope to help you communicate with your horse in various situations. In this segment you will be guided by both David Hillman and Gene Armstrong both excellent horsemen and communicators; a lovely example of two incredible resources collaborating for the good or the horse and the viewer.
• Riding a Stud in the Hackamore with Martin Black 12:00
Martin Black follows the tradition of starting his colts in the hackamore. Though for some this might be an intimidating prospect in this segment Martin offers some helpful tips on riding a green horse in piece of equipment. Watch as Martin works on subtle communication on an inexperienced stud horse.
• Making Friends Horseback with Kristi Fredrickson 11:05
When riding in a group, learning that you have some friends in the arena with you can ease your fears; especially if you are a horse. In this clip Kristi Fredrickson guides several of her students to safely introduce horses while horseback, giving them some comfort as they find a friend in the group.
• An Introduction to the SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program® with Wendy Murdoch 33:51
Curious about SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program® but not sure what it’s all about? In this segment Wendy helps a rider use the system with her green Thoroughbred for the first time.