Releasing Rider Tension Part 2 with Wendy Murdoch

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 32 When asked by a riding instructor to “sit up straight” most riders will hollow their back and pull their chest and shoulders back, adding tension and not achieving the position they are truly looking for. Wendy Murdoch helps a student rider find good position, being open in […]

Comparable Parts No. 6 – Quit ribbing me!

Have you ever had anyone poke you in the ribs? Did you tell them to “quit it!” because it was painful or ticklish? Maybe you have learned how to stiffen your ribcage so that when your friend poked you it didn’t hurt. This is what I learned to do as a kid living with a […]

Comparable Parts No.5 – Why can’t I swish flies?

Have you ever watched your horse standing in the field gently swishing the flies away with his tail? Have you ever been the recipient of one of those tail swishes? It’s amazing how it can sting when the tail hair lashes across your face. You might even have thought on occasion it would be great […]

Inside Eclectic Horseman Magazine

Eclectic Horseman Issue No. 121 Visits with Lester Buckley – Defining and Encouraging Straightness By Tom Moates Straightness is at the core of Lester’s riding; in this article he shares insight on why straightness is important and offers some ideas on how to develop it with your horse. Legacy of Horsemanship – Some History Behind […]

Putting a Coil in Your Mecate

With Buck Brannaman When you are riding with a mecate, especially on greener horses, you should always be in a ready position to keep yourself out of trouble. If you’re going to the right, you’re going to want to have that coil in your left hand because if things fall apart you’re going to want […]