Inside Eclectic Horseman Magazine

Eclectic Horseman Issue No. 128

First of Its Kind – Stockmanship Challenge By Heather Smith Thomas
The first-ever Ultimate Stockmanship Challenge was held July 9-10, 2022 at the Pincher Creek Rodeo Grounds in Alberta, Canada. Learn more about this competition that was held in conjunction with a low-stress stockmanship school taught by Dawn Hnatow and Whit Hibbard.

Smooth Bridling Tips With Ty Evans Photos by Emily Kitching
Some helpful bridling tips for horses or mules who have had less than great experiences with the process. Build back trust with these helpful suggestions.

Down to the Bones: Hands on the Horse’s Skeletal System By Deb Bennett, Ph.D.
Understanding the horse’s physical mechanism is fundamental to having a sound and happy and healthy equine partner.

Colt Starting Observations from a Great-Grandmother By Milly Hunt Porter Photos by Sandy Black
Enjoy the astute commentary and observations from a writer who has seen several generations start colts. A unique colt starting session with two of her great grandchildren at Shoofly, Martin Black’s ranch in Idaho.

Book Excerpt from the Second Edition of Tom Dorrance – More Than a Horseman from Mike Beck
Bringing this issue full circle with an excerpt fro the newly published second edition of Tom Dorrance – More than a Horseman this excerpt references the photo that graces the cover of this issue.

Decades of Winter Camp By Margaret Sisson
With two decades of learning and camaraderie, Margaret shares a few of her memories and photos from Winter Camp with Tom and Trina Curtin.