Horse Training Articles

VIDEO: Horsemanship Clinic with Tristen Baroni

April 6, 2019
Cavvy Savvy

  Topics covered: The groundwork for horses 3:36 Q&A: How do I help my horse if he’s herd bound or barn sour? 13:36 Learning flexions 20:49 Transitioning a horse from a walk, trot, lope 24:36 Teach your horse to turn 29:42 Q&A: How can I start teaching my horse to drag the weight of a calf? 31:57 Soft Feel: […]


Get To Know Tristen Baroni

April 5, 2019
Tristen Polensky

Self-driven horseman Tristen Baroni will be teaching a horsemanship clinic scheduled to run April 6, on CavvySavvy.com. Tristen’s methods of horse training and horsemanship have proven themselves effective through the start and success of Meyer Company Ranch Horses in Helmville, Montana. His main goal isn’t just useful for horsemen and women, but can be remembered […]


The Warm Up

April 2, 2019
Jenn Zeller

I wrote about my warm up process the other day in the post about conditioning my barrel horses. Since some of that might be easier for you to see, as opposed to read, I decided to make a video to show you what the warm up looks like. Enjoy! Be sure to message me with […]


Lead Changes

March 31, 2019
Tristen Baroni

In this video I cover footfall of leads at both the canter and gallop leading to flying lead changes. It is so important that we actually know or are at least cognizant of what our horse’s feet are doing. Especially if we are trying to perform lead changes and other maneuvers along the same lines. […]


Exclusive Horsemanship Clinic with Meyer Company Ranch Horses Trainer, Tristen Baroni

March 23, 2019
Maria Tibbetts

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 Where: cavvysavvy.com Who: Anyone interested in colt starting and improving their horsemanship skills. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in to watch a clinic with Tristen Baroni, from the comfort of your home. No need to stand around stamping your feet to keep warm for this clinic. Tristen, the […]


Conditioning the Barrel Horse

March 14, 2019
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been absent for a while, from writing here, and I apologize. Winter here has been horrific, and since I haven’t gotten to ride as much this winter as the last few, I’ve lacked fodder to share with you. Which led me to this — I’m going to share a series about training/conditioning barrel horses; […]


Neck Reining; How to Start

March 11, 2019
Tristen Baroni

I’d like to talk about neck reining and how to start. Here we work on some functional application of pressure and release. This is a wonderful way to work on your timing and feel while you are slowly building some power steering with your horse. Start by taking note of your horse. Is he relaxed […]


Snaffle Bit Placement

February 21, 2019
Tristen Baroni

Today we are covering the placement of the snaffle bit. In this video I go over objective information covering proper placement and the reasons why we hang a bit in the horses mouth the way we do. I also cover some basic anatomy of the horses mouth, which will help you identify potential problems if […]


Let Freedom Rein Podcast

February 19, 2019
Jenn Zeller

Podcasts are currently all the rage! I’ve found one that’s all about horses and how they change or save our lives! The Let Freedom Rein Podcast is an equine-focused podcast featuring different people, the world over, from the equine industry. I was fortunate enough to discover this podcast, because they featured our friend, J.D. Steffan […]


Winter Equine Trip To Arizona: What’s It Really Like?

February 11, 2019
Jolyn Young

The lure of warm weather, frost-free mornings and dozens of arenas within easy driving distance draws many northern-dwelling horsemen and -women to southern Arizona each winter. Lifelong barrel racer and icy Klamath Falls, Oregon resident Lyndsey Pearce and her fiancé, Lee Felder, recently loaded up four horses and headed south to partake in some of […]