Welcome to the 51st 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.
Learning horsemanship is a lifelong challenge. You can watch the same footage of a horse being worked and see something astounding every time. This video series enables you to be the ultimate spectator; with the ability to watch and rewatch some of the best horsemen and -women teach, ride and train. Take all the time you need to learn everything you can from what we’ve captured on film.
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:
• Preparing for Trail Obstacles – The Slicker with Amy LeSatz 12:55
Whether you are trail riding for pleasure or competition knowing that you are prepared for obstacles you may encounter will give you and your horse confidence. In this segment Amy LeSatz outlines how to prepare a horse for the slicker on the ground and then under saddle so that you’ll be ready when the rain starts falling.
• Understanding Vaquero Gear – The Hackamore and the Spade Bit with Martin Black 9:25
The Vaquero style of riding and training horses can seem overwhelming especially if you aren’t familiar with the gear being used. In this segment Martin Black discusses the fit and function of both the hackamore and the spade bit. Understanding how these pieces of traditional equipment are designed to work is essential before you would use them on your horse.
• Ideas for Improving the Turnaround with Ty Evans 17:47
Tom Dorrance used to say that a mule is like a horse only more so. In that spirit we are thrilled to have our first segments featuring mules with instruction from Ty Evans. In this segment Ty demonstrates how to improve the turnaround with several exercises that address both the physical and mental aspects of the maneuver.
• Ways to Prepare for the Farrier with David Hillman and Gene Armstrong 53:53
Having you horse prepared for the farrier can help it be a positive experience for everyone involved. In this segment you have the wisdom and experience of two incredible horsemen demonstrating and discussing what picking up the feet means to a horse and strategies for helping that horse be comfortable having his feet handled.
• Projects to help a Tight Horse with Bryan Neubert 34:19
In this segment we had the opportunity to film at a clinic where Bryan Neubert was helping a horse that was really tight and bothered. Watch as Bryan demonstrates some things that you can do with a tight horse that can help them be more comfortable.