Cutting-horse trainer Kory Pounds shares six strategies that ensure your youngster develops cow sense and confidence from the start.
Montana horseman Zane Davis trains reining and reined cow horses. He rode the gelding Reymanator to the 2009 open championship at the National Reined Cow Horse Association's Snaffle Bit Futurity. In the September 2010 issue of Western Horseman, he explains how riders can make training sessions more effective by basing their regimens on their horses' personalities. Here, he answers three reader questions about horsemanship.
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John McComber has cowboyed and started colts in California, Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming. He lives in Winnemucca, Nevada, where he trains horses for the public. He also shows working cow horses. He bases much of his program on the premise that a proper horsemanship foundation must be based on knowledge and understanding of the horse's anatomy. The December 2010 issue of Western Horseman includes John's article, "5 Cow Horse Fundamentals."
Belgrade, Montana, horseman Jon Ensign conducts clinics throughout North America, drawing upon the influences of mentors that include Ray Hunt, Martin Black and Buck Brannaman. In the August 2010 Western Horseman feature "The Mañana Principle," Ensign explained the importance of properly structuring a riding session to avoid "overdrilling." Here, he answers four reader questions about horse purchases, riding safety and tack.