Working A Colt With a Saddle Horse – Round Table with Buck Brannaman, Charley Snell and Gene Armstrong By Tom Moates
Three master horsemen share their insights on using a saddle horse when starting colts.
Ponying Horses for Exercise and Training By Heather Smith Thomas
Learn some common reasons for ponying one horse while riding another as well as some strategies for making it a successful experience for both horses.
Some Thoughts on Communication By Amy Skinner
Communication is a skill the author believes the world needs a little help with. She explores these concepts in this insightful essay.
Ray Hunt Horsemanship Clinic By Barney Nelson
People sometimes assume that Ray Hunt simply advocated treating horses gentler, that riders should just “be nice.” But horsemanship is way more complicated than that. Like human parents, teachers, and law enforcement officers know, depending on what humans have been taught (or not) by other unskilled, neglectful, too timid, too mean, or too “nice” humans, retraining ingrained bad habits can sometimes become very painful. Without discipline and respect, horses can be very dangerous.
Evolving Through Horsemanship By Rachael Ory
In the process of learning the art of horsemanship, I have been through many stages and of course, am still evolving. In the beginning, I was only halfway committed. There were many things in life I was not willing to give up. The comforts of home, distracting relationships and other interests all were holding me back. Over time, I became more disciplined in order to expand into a deeper level.
Getting Handy with the Reins By Jan Young
Getting handy with your reins allows you to be able to change your position or handhold quickly and easily, which is so important to handling a horse well.
Book Excerpt – Further Conversations on Setting Up a Search By Tom Moates
“I think one of the neatest things within that,” Harry Whitney says about setting up the search, “if you have a horse that doesn’t have good feelings about humans is for people to see that a horse would search out a whole bunch of things in that pen before he ever looked you up.”
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