The Importance of Trust for Good Horsemanship

Most of the time we barely scratch the surface of what our horses are capable of, but when you are able to take the fear out of your horse you will be amazed at what the two of you can achieve.

Chocolate Mint Marvels

Some of my favorite recipes of my mother’s growing up were the ones that contained anything chocolate. If any of you have made it out for a clinic at our ranch at The Double Horn, chances are you may have had my Mother’s cookies. For those of you who haven’t experienced a clinic here with…

One Rein Wonder

In horsemanship you hear a lot about the one rein technique, the one rein bend, the one rein flex, and the one rein stop. What you don’t hear is how to use this one rein technique and how to develop it. To me, the reason for using the One Rein Wonder is that you do…

“Breaking” Horses

When do I break my horse? How do I break my horse? Where do I break my horse? What is the best method to break my horse? How long will it take to break my horse? These are common questions that people often ask of me. I understand the term “breaking”, and I use it…

5 Things I’ve Learned From the Horse

Today was a beautiful day at the Double Horn Ranch. In general, unless I am on the road working clinics, I spend my time, 7 days a week here. Every single day I am happy to walk out to work, because I am passionate about what I do. Some days, it can be tiring and…

Good Beginnings

A few days back, a neighbor came and asked me to come over because he was having trouble with a two year old filly. The filly was scared of the flag, and had started pawing at the flag and charging our neighbor on the ground. When I arrived my approach was to not go in…

My Friends, the Crow Indians

In 1998 I received a call from Hank Real Bird of the Crow Indians inviting me to give a Horsemanship clinic at the Crow reservation in Crow Agency, Montana. There began my friendship with the Crow Indians. Ever since that first clinic, I continued to build my relationship with these unique, amazing people. Year after…

The Cowboy Tradition

Great and aspiring horse people keep an open mind and a positive attitude through good times and bad, through highs and lows. Cowboying is still about a solid work ethic.