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Horsemanship That Improves Humanmanship

“We mainly focus on horsemanship that improves humanmanship,” says Scott DePaolo. “I don’t believe that anybody needs to ride a horse anymore, but I do believe that horses can improve our lives, both in the way our relationships are with horses and also the way our relationships are with other people.” Scott manages Butte Creek Scout Ranch near Scotts Mills,...

Tall in the Saddle – an Interview with Author and Artist Steve Johnson

“I’m not really a writer,” says Steve Johnson. It’s a odd statement coming from the author of three books, the latest being the newly released Tall in the Saddle. It is especially true when the new book garners such praise as horseman Buck Brannaman saying this about it: “Tall in the Saddle is a well-crafted story by my friend Steve Johnson, one...

Handy Little Cowboy

photography by Sandy Black It was a cold breezy September day in Bruneau, Idaho when I walked up to the corrals at the Ace Black Ranch. Their fall branding was underway and what caught my eye instantly was a young man roping with down right proficiency. The clincher for me was finding out this young man was about to turn...

Libby Lyman Trail Riding Clinic By Connie Crawford

“I just want to go on a trail ride with my horse.”  The anthem of so many riders. Myself included. There are plenty of horses who will happily pack people down the trail. I don’t happen to own such a horse and the price to buy one in New England is quite high. So my quarter horse, Moxie, has given...

Q & A With Jim Hicks

Questions that are often asked by those who are searching to improve their horsemanship. # 1 What should I consider when choosing a coach or clinician? The first decision a rider must make is what type of education they would like to pursue.Once this has been decided, they can begin to research and determine a good place to start. The next point to consider is whether the professional...

Hal Coker Memorial Roping

The second annual Hal Coker Memorial Roping will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, 2017 at del Perro Feo Ranch, owned by Mike and Sandy Bruce, located at 3125 country Rd 250 , Durango, Colorado, 81301. The roping and benefit auction began last year as a way for the cowboy community to help Hal Coker’s wife, Annette, after...

Summer Riding Photos 2017

Thank you all for sending in your fantastic Summer riding photos. What a treat to see fun horseback photos from across the country and around the world! Enjoy seeing what your fellow Eclectic Horsemen are up to!

Wranglers or Breeches; We All Have The Same Goal

by Dana Denison I decided to use the scholarship I was awarded by my state GMO for the Jim Hick's Dressage Principles for the Horseman clinic.  It was held over Mother’s Day weekend in May at the Y6 Ranch in Bruneau, Idaho. I had scheduled to go to this clinic with a friend.  I was a new student of Donnette Hicks...

SONOMA WILDFIRE DEVASTATES STABLES

The recent wildfires that burned through Sonoma and Napa Counties were completely unexpected events. The fires erupted after 10 p.m. on a windy Sunday night and moved with explosive speed, giving people no time to prepare. Numerous stables burned to the ground, with loss of human and animal life, and loss of all the tack and equipment that people owned. Quite a number of...

Viva Vaquero – 5th Annual Skills of the Rancho

Skilled horsemen showcase traditional Californios horsemanship and stockmanship methods at annual event. The Californio Bridlehorse Association will host the fifth annual Early Californios Skills of the Rancho. The event honors traditional Californio horsemanship and stockmanship still used by working cowboys today. More than 150 riders of different levels–from youth and novices to top working cowboys and professional horsemen–from California and other western...

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