Ask Our Expert - Mike Kevil
Arizona horseman Mike Kevil is the author of the Western Horseman book Starting Colts and the producer of the two-part video series of the same name. The July 2010 issue of Western Horseman includes his instructional article, “Teaching the Turnaround.” Equipped with more than 30 years of experience training horses, Mike conducts horsemanship clinics throughout North America and Europe. Here, he answers reader questions on horse-handling and rider safety.
Ask Our Expert - Craig Cameron (June 2010)
Texas horseman Craig Cameron spends most of his time on the road conducting clinics and hosting Extreme Cowboy Racing events. He was featured in the June 2010 issue of Western Horseman, in the article, “Dare to Explore.” His philosophy is to use natural obstacles and the great outdoors to build confidence in his horses.
Ask Our Expert - Richard Caldwell
Vaquero-style horseman Richard Caldwell was featured in the May 2010 issue of Western Horseman, in the final article of the three-part series “Jaquima a Freno,” which discusses the vaquero tradition of transitioning a horse from the hackamore to the two-rein and then straight up in the bridle. May’s article, “Into the Bridle,” discusses the final stage of this progressive training approach.
Six Splinting Techniques
That Can Save Your Horse’s Life
A broken leg is one of a horse owner’s worst nightmares, and quick thinking and immediate splinting are key to your horse’s survival and recovery. Though not apparent, the main goal of splinting is to protect soft tissues adjacent to the break.