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, […]

Catching a Baby Colt for the First Time with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 11 For a young foal, every day is full of new discoveries about life and the world around him. In this video, Bryan Neubert and his wife Patti work as a team to handle a baby colt for the first time. This foal begins to learn how to […]

Before You Slip Into Your Slicker

This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No. 20 So much of groundwork is not only about preparing your horse, but helping you to be able to see when things don’t look right before you get on. If you can see the trouble and work through it, you can stay safer. If it’s summer and it’s […]

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 […]

Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping 2014

Editor’s Note 10/1/14: We’re excited to be attending this event! Please take a moment between watching the houlihan’s, del viento’s, and turnovers fly to saunter over to our booth and visit awhile. It’s always great to catch up with our readers in person and we hope to see you there. — Emily The 2nd Annual Wrangler Buck Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping will be held October 24, 25 & […]

Horsemanship Clinics & Events Calendar

Clinic boxes of magazines are available as hand outs at your clinic or event. Contact Emily at 303-449-3537. IMPORTANT NOTE: DATES AND LOCATIONS ARE SOMETIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE – BE SURE TO CONFIRM ALL DETAILS WITH THE CLINIC SPONSOR. International dates listed at the bottom. Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii […]

Learning to Learn with Joe Wolter

Written by Patti Hudson photos by Eric Sines This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.72 During a recent ranch clinic at Joe Wolter’s home place in Aspermont Texas, we got to talking about learning. After all, isn’t that why we go to clinics? Joe said he thinks learning isn’t just about absorb- ing […]

Being Mindful in and out of the Saddle

Written by Jec Ballou Sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with Zen monks for a week last fall made me believe that a rider’s ultimate responsibility is to give up her ego. Human beings carry so much around—stress, thoughts, emotional pain, responsibilities—that we lose clarity in moment-to-moment living. This blocks our ability to genuinely “let go” in our lives, […]

Inside Eclectic Horseman Magazine

Eclectic Horseman Issue No. 117 The Four Methods of Moving the Hindquarters With Buck Brannaman Buck walks you through the four methods of moving the hindquarters that will help you with correct leads, collection, and so much more. Colt Starting Skills — A Round Table with Martin Black, Lester Buckley and Lee Smith By Tom […]

Creating the Drift

Written by Martin Black This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.71 There is a lot of attention given to disengaging the hindquarters. Different terminology related to it, different purposes, objectives, and so on. Most of the hype though seems to center around getting control of the younger horses, at least in my travels, […]