This horsewoman’s influence as a trainer and clinician has helped horses and riders form deep, lasting connections. Western Horseman began its popular Women of the West series in the March 2007 issue. It’s been a fixture in the magazine every…
Michelle Darling lives up to her last name in the looks department. But don’t that runway-model face she sees in the mirror every morning fool you. Talent runs deep in this busy working wife, nursing-school student and barrel-horse-trainer mom, who has a proven A-List world beater by the name of Martini in her barn.
In Greek mythology, the winged divine horse, Pegasus, was said to have caused water to spring forth from the ground everywhere he struck his hoof to the earth. If only it were that easy to get your horses watered!
Rather than pulling and kicking to get a horse to stop and roll back through a turn, California cow horse trainer Clayton Edsall utilizes a simple drill that uses the fence to sharpen his horses’ movement.
Two top competitors — one a roper, one a cow horse competitor — have found that their friendship has also improved their horsemanship.