Preparing a Young Colt to Work Cattle with Joe Wolter

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 9

As a working cowboy, it would not be uncommon for a neighbour to call on Joe Wolter for help with some cattle. At times, the only horse available for the job would be a colt. Joe shares with us some of the simple ways he would prepare a young horse for cattle work so that the day could be productive for his neighbour and progressive for his horse. Even though this can be a lot to process for a young horse, see if they can let down and relax at the end of the work. Horses don’t remember what they did they remember how it felt. So help your horse by giving him positive experiences.

The original length of this clip is 11 minutes 40 seconds