Horse Training Articles

Colts And Kids

June 18, 2015
Jolyn Young

While in high school and on breaks from college, I started colts for a handy lady named Laurie Robustellini in northern California. She started backyard horses, performance colts, racing mules, re-started older problem horses, and tuned up horses for her clients. If it had hair and would fit under a saddle, Laurie would mess around […]

Kohr Quarter Horses, Roper Apparel and Footwear Barrel Futurity

June 14, 2015
Lynn Kohr

On May 22-25, 2015 in Gillette, WY the Kohr Family, aka, Kohr Quarter Horses joined with their loyal sponsors. Roper Apparel and Footwear, Zoetis, Classic Equine, Formula 707, Thars’ Feeds, Westergren Quarter Horses, Adequan, Jessie Jaymes Silversmiths, Barrel Racing Report, Purina, Dry Creek Western Wear, Future Fortunes, Triple Crown 100, Northern Hills Homes and RV, SIlever […]

Ride the Progression

June 9, 2015
Jenn Zeller

I just got back from my annual trip to ride with Buck Brannaman. I’ll be posting in a few installments about the “buzz” words if you will, from this time around. The principles drilled into us at this clinic are as follows: Have a purpose. Be Precise Be consistent. Be punctual.  If you’ve had to […]

Soft Eye, Soft Feel, Soft Feet. Part 3 Balanced Horse and Balanced Ride

June 3, 2015
Lynn Kohr

From the ground, as told in part 1 and part 2 ,I have my horse soft eyed, with a soft feel and moving with light and soft feet.  My horse is ready to ride. I follow the very same steps on his back as I do on the ground, using split reins, I have my leading, […]

Soft Eye, Soft Feel, Soft Feet; Part 2 Balanced Horse Balanced Ride

May 13, 2015
Lynn Kohr

In part 1 of this series I delved into a soft eyed horse. What I desire with a soft eyed horse, is a light feel in our hands…Let’s take that to their feet!  What?! Take a soft eye, to a soft feel, to my horse’s feet and have his feet, soft feet??? Definitely! With a […]

Acheiving Collection: A series, Part 3

May 4, 2015
Jenn Zeller

There are four ways to move your horse’s hips that I’ve learned from riding with Buck. The purpose of freeing your horse’s hips up are endless really, because once you’ve got them balanced through their faces, this is the continuation of teaching a horse to carry himself collected. You’ll want those hips freed up to […]

Cowboy Hats And English Tack

May 1, 2015
Jolyn Young

Training horses in English tack, roping, working out as a Beachbody coach and keeping up with her three-year-old daughter keep ranch wife Taren Hays plenty busy, but that’s the way she likes it. Recently, she hit “pause” on her fast-forward life at the White Horse Ranch in Eastern Oregon long enough for an interview. JY: […]

Old Methods Are New At Horsemanship Seminar; Part 1

April 25, 2015
Jan Swan Wood

A seminar called “Ancient Wisdom Meets Common Sense Horsemanship” was held in Billings, Montana in June 2014 and brought people together with an interest in learning about how to do a better job of addressing health, nutrition and physical problems in themselves and their horses. The instigator of the event was Bill Hackett and Company, […]

Achieving Collection: Part 2

April 14, 2015
Jenn Zeller

Hopefully you read the first part of our series on collection. Today we’ll continue and get into the meat and potatoes of how you’d start to get a horse to properly collect. To teach proper elevation and flexion Buck uses a very thorough drill: you standstill- and this drill should carry over to everything else we […]

Achieving Collection: A Series

April 3, 2015
Jenn Zeller

Once you’ve ridden a truly collected horse, you don’t want to ride anything but that. The first thing you need to know to achieve proper collection is how a horse physiologically gets collected, soft, and elevated, and how what happens physiologically, when it’s done correctly v. done incorrectly.  As I have mentioned before- softness in […]

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