The Great Basin Buckaroo Gathering 2016

This article originally appeared in issue #89 by Maddy Butcher photos by Mary Williams Hyde In the wide open space of the Golden Spike Event Center in Ogden, Utah, a quiet, little event is gathering steam each year. It’s the Great Basin Buckaroo Gathering, which last year brought Joe Wolter and Martin Black for a […]

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 11-14, 2020. If you are interested in starting colts or helping […]

Top of the West Horse Sale with MSU and UMW

Don’t Miss the 10th Annual Top of the West Horse Sale Saturday, April 9, 2016 At Copper Spring Ranch, Bozeman equineboostersofmsu.com   The ninth annual Top of the West Horse Sale took place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Copper Spring Ranch near Bozeman, Montana (www.copperspringranch.com). Last year, 30+ young horses were in the sale. […]

Tom Moates Book Excerpt

Boo! It’s Halloween time. If, like me, you obsessively relate everything in the world to horses one way or another, then you no-doubt have a Halloween/horse connection. I’ll share mine here, which is excerpted from Going Somewhere, the fourth book in my five-book horsemanship memoir series. This spooky story is found in the second chapter, […]

Starting Colts, Snaffle Bit vs. Hackamore

Round Table Discussion with Martin Black, Buck Brannaman, and Bryan Neubert. This article originally appeared in issue #81 – Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Eclectic Horseman Magazine. Learn how to subscribe. Often people use either the snaffle bit or the hackamore when putting the first few rides on a colt, but is one a better choice than […]

Impact of the Horse, Two Worlds One Event

What is it about the Impact of The Horse, which brings men and women together from up to seven separate states? Most would reply, “it’s the spirit in which the competition is formulated.” The judging curriculum of this event, is noted for its highest scores going to the horse and rider team that shows the strongest “willing partnership”. Its aim […]

Great Basin Buckaroo Gathering 2015

Many of the nation’s top buckaroos are about to descend again upon the Golden Spike Events Center in Ogden, Utah. The third annual Great Basin Buckaroo Gathering will be held this year September 10-12th. “Every year I’m just astounded at the support we have for the event” says the event’s creator, Trevor Ellis. “Last year […]

Simpleminded

This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.72 A lot of times people have trouble understanding cattle because the cattle are so simple minded. Their decisions are made for comfort, nutrition, or survival reasons. Unlike people, cattle are not driven by greed or humiliation and they don’t care who looks better or what others think […]

Killing Your Horse’s Appetite with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No.18 Having a horse that wants to sneak a bite to eat when you’re on his back is a common problem. Bryan Neubert shows you a simple way that you can make it uncomfortable for him to reach for a bite, and kill his appetite for eating grass while […]

Lessons with Ellen Eckstein Part 3 – Katie and Willowby

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 16 If you have ever wondered what an instructor is looking for and wanting out of a horse and rider this is a wonderful opportunity to be in the mind of instructor Ellen Eckstein as she narrates a lesson with one of her students. In this third  part […]