Color Cooperation

Color Cooperation

by Ross Hecox

I pulled into Dick Pieper’s training facility in Marietta, Oklahoma, and the seasoned horseman had all three horses ready for photos. I had called him a few days before with an idea: photograph a Paint, Appaloosa and Quarter Horse together.

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Lessons in Liberty


Mary Kitzmiller demonstrates the benefits of training without a saddle or bridle.

Steps to a Sidepass


Champion ranch horse trainer Mike Major demonstrates the steps to a sidepass.

Behind the Scenes at Downunder Horsemanship

Clinton Anderson Downunder Horsemanship

The gates of clinician Clinton Anderson’s ranch in Stephenville, Texas—adorned with the kangaroo that signifies the Australian native’s business, Downunder Horsemanship—are not usually open to the public. In the past, only clinic participants and other invited guests have gained entrance. But September 5–7, Anderson offered a clinic and invited spectators to join in. As the 22 riders in the clinic learned how to improve their ground work and riding skills, 247 spectators set up their lawn chairs and surrounded the arena so they could also pick up tips to improve their horsemanship.

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