Second Annual Stockmanship Challenge and Clinic

In 2022 a unique contest was hosted by Malcolm and Jenny MacLean at the Pincher Creek Rodeo Grounds in Alberta, Canada, in conjunction with a stockmanship school to introduce people to the low-stress livestock handling methods developed by Bud Williams. The school and competition were well received so the goal was to make this an […]

Making Circles by Barney Nelson

Emily and Barney Nelson discuss, “Making Circles – The Memoir of a Cowboy Journalist”. They explored the cowboy way of life, its sacrifices, and the skills it instills. Barney emphasized the importance of storytelling in conveying complex ideas and shared insights about the diverse group of individuals she knew. They also discussed the importance of […]

Tom Dorrance – More Than a Horseman – Steve Dorrance

Tom Dorrance – More Than A Horseman is a unique collection of memories and anecdotes about the man who inspires us to more thoughtful horsemanship decades after his passing. Now in its second printing this wildly popular title is the jumping off point for conversations about Tom and horsemanship between Eclectic Horseman Magazine publisher Emily Kitching […]

Tom Dorrance – More Than A Horseman – John Saint Ryan

Tom Dorrance – More Than A Horseman is a unique collection of memories and anecdotes about the man who inspires us to more thoughtful horsemanship decades after his passing. Now in its second printing this wildly popular title is the jumping off point for conversations about Tom and horsemanship between Eclectic Horseman Magazine publisher Emily […]

A Drink of Water – Quotes By Jim Hicks

Join me for a visit with horseman Jim Hicks about his brand new book of inspirational horsemanship quotes paired with 60 exquisite photos from photographers Donnette Hicks & Kim Stone. Hear Jim’s observations on people’s addiction to negative stories and drama when working with horses, his method of writing a book, sharing quotes, and providing […]

Horse Conformation Volume 1 with Deb Bennett, Ph.D.

Join us for a conversation that delves into the first volume of Dr. Deb’s fantastic new book set. This book contains the best of the world’s largest collection of conformation photos of horses belonging to people of ordinary means. Over 400 examples! Highly readable, this book is addressed to every horse owner and everyone who […]

Groundwork in a Figure 8 with Tom Curtin

Getting a horse to pick you up off the fence can be a great skill to have. In this segment Tom Curtin demonstrates how he would prepare a horse to follow a feel from the halter rope on the ground first so that when you step up onto the fence you both have a clearer […]

The Ambidextrous Rider Part 2 with Chris Sobenes

In this segment Chris Sobenes continues the idea of helping to create an ambidextrous rider. Whether you are an instructor looking for tips on helping your students, or a rider who struggles with imbalances in yourself, these segments will give you some great ideas to become more balanced. In this portion Chris works demonstrates ideas […]

An Approach to Backing Circles with Jim Hicks

Backing circles is an incredibly valuable exercise. In this segment Jim Hicks demonstrates how he introduces the concept and talks the viewer through how to introduce this moment while keeping, and improving the quality of movement backward. The biggest challenge is getting started, and he offers great strategies for beginning this movement. The full length […]

Groundwork with Dressage in Mind with Amelia Newcomb

Many people think of groundwork as something only to be done with young or inexperienced horses. In this segment Amelia Newcomb demonstrates how she uses groundwork with a focus on preparing for dressage movements once she’s in the saddle. She also shows common errors that handlers make when attempting work their horses from the ground. […]

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