International Dispatches – Mandy Jam

Welcome to another kind of Eclectic Conversation; a chance to get to know horsemanship instructors from around the world. The term dispatch means “the sending of someone or something to a destination or for a purpose.” So the term seems to me to fit the collection of interviews with students from around the world who […]

Help, my greenie won’t go! Thoughts on getting the green colt moving

This article originally appeared in issue No.30 A post on an Internet discussion group for dressage riders: <<Help! One of my students has a green three-year-old colt that she has just started riding. We’re working in the indoor arena. The colt goes fine for about 30-40 minutes, but then he just plants his feet and […]

Bryan Neubert in Franktown, Colo.

Bryan Neubert was in Franktown, Colorado over the weekend. This meant that in order to watch and learn from this gem of a horsemanship teacher I only had to drive a mere 30 minutes. Lucky me. And… Bryan was generous enough to let me film portions of the clinic for use in upcoming Horseman’s Gazettes… […]

New beginnings & Friendship in Estonia

This past dark December month it became clear to me once again how horsemanship connects people, not only to horses, but to each other, turning strangers into friends. Early December I headed north for Estonia from the Netherlands. With my sister’s help, who endured many a Dave Stamey song on the days she and I […]

Invitational Colt Starting – Legacy of Legends 2017 Event

The 2017 (seventh annual) Legacy of Legends will be held March 3 – 5 at the Will Rogers Event Center in Fort Worth, Texas. This year, the main attraction is an invitation-only colt starting demonstration. More than 30 participants have been invited to start young horses during the three-day event. “Ray’s favorite part of the […]

Come Watch! Buck Brannaman’s Sheridan, Wyoming, Colt Starting

by Alicia Byberg-Landman photos by Nicole Poyo On June 5, 2015, the first annual Invitational Colt Start took place at the Houlihan Ranch in Sheridan, Wyo. In case you missed it in the past, mark your calendar for this year’s event scheduled for June 2-5, 2022. If you are interested in starting colts or helping […]

Helping an Unsure Horse with Trevor Carter

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 19 We have all had the experience of riding a horse in a place where he is unsure, or encounter things during a ride that he might be afraid of. Trevor Carter demonstrates some useful strategies to help build your horse’s confidence and ways to monitor whether you […]

Riding Preparation from The Fence with Joe Wolter

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 15 Joe Wolter demonstrates how he would prepare a horse to be saddled and ridden. Working from the fence, and with the flag Joe shows ways to get a horse comfortable and ready to ride. Joe, who is still in the process of healing up from an injury, […]

Should You Start Your Own Colt? Some ideas to consider if you’re wondering whether to do or delegate

Written by Sylvana Smith This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.28 Spring is finally here, and that homebred colt that was born in your pasture is now two years old and ready to do something.   He might be a little immature looking, and he still has some growing to do, but you’d […]

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