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. 120 Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping By Tom Moates Photos by Nicole Poyo Learn what’s new at this year’s event! Drum Work Basics By Deb Bennett, Ph.D. In search of an activity that can help a horse feel more settled within himself? Drum work or platform training is an accessible approach. Lesson Plans […]