A horse and rider team is like a marriage. Some days, it’s pure bliss. Other times, you might want to lace up the gloves and duke it out. But, before you and your horse head to the boxing ring, or file for divorce, check out what California trainer Jet Thompson says about the how’s and why’s of horse-rider conflicts.
During the interview for our June 2005 print feature, “A 10-Maneuver Groundwork Test,” Texas clinician Jody Cunningham of Grapeland also discussed escalating cues when working with horses. Here are his tips for bringing pressure to bear on your horse in effective, appropriate ways.
Increase your livestock awareness to develop a solid ranch horse and work cattle effectively, or become a valued ranch hand.
Learn how to bit up your horse and longe him in a controlled manner with this technique from reining-horse trainer and veterinarian Timothy Bartlett.
Ranch production sales and premier horse show auctions are drawing closer. Whether you are a buyer looking for a good deal or a consignor hoping to get the best price for your horse, a few guidelines can translate to a successful sale.
For Arizona roper Mel Potter, the fastest route to the winner’s circle has always been on the back of a Driftwood.
This athletic stallion built the career of trainer Ted Robinson, sired a line of legendary performers and rejuvenated the reined cow horse industry.
At the Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. horse sale, it’s not only “buying” that draws the crowd – it’s “buying in.”