Eclectic Horseman Issue No. 103
Buck Brannaman: A Few Thoughts on Making a Bridle Horse
By Tom Moates
Some thoughts on the stages of traditional bridle horse head gear from Buck Brannaman.
Saddling Fallacies Part 1: “English”, “Western”, and The “Old West” That Never Was
By Deb Bennett, Ph.D.
Turning a focus on saddles, this series starts with a look at an historical understanding of saddle types.
Riding Clinic with Wendy Murdoch: Why Can’t I Sit The Canter?
By Wendy Murdoch
In this new feature, Wendy offers a lesson to a constructive lesson on sitting the canter by examining a rider submitted photo.
Translating the Work: An Interview with Milly Hunt Porter, Part Two
By Donnette Hicks
Understanding the life and history of the writer who made possible two of the greatest print resources on horsemanship.
Australia with the Wolters
By Patti Hudson
A clinic report on several Joe Wolter clinics down under.
Getting with the Feet Part 2 – Forward and Stopping
By Jan Young
Explore some concepts in rider position and how some simple concepts can help you get a better feel of your horse’s feet both moving forward and stopping.
The Power of the Pre-Cue
By Nancy David Dillon
A thought provoking essay on what the meaning and application of the phrase “prepare to position for the transition.”
Visits with Bryan
By Pat Gleeson
Some thoughts from Pat on riding with Bryan at his home ranch in Alturas, California.
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