Visiting trainers often leads to surprising discoveries about their favorite gear.
On the trail or in the arena, every rider wants a smooth gait and balanced movement in their horse. To achieve this, reining trainer Casey Deary suggests three steps to gaining collection.
In Part IV of the Range Tested series, Nick Dowers describes his approach to starting colts under saddle.
Nick Dowers shows how he uses a ditch and other natural obstacles to build confidence in his young horses.
California trainer Russell Dilday focuses on training cow horses for the nation’s top events, including the World’s Greatest Horseman competition, an event he has won three times. The horseman has won more than $587,000 in reined cow horse events, much of that on his stallion Topsails Rien Maker. The duo won the World’s Greatest Horseman titles as well as a National Reined Cow Horse Association championship in the Open Hackamore class. Dilday trains colts and aged event horses at his Porterville facility, which he shares with his wife Tanna and their sons Colt and Ace. He also conducts clinics and competes throughout the United States.