This month's print feature "Cavalry Horses During the American Indian Wars" detailed the care, conditioning and role of military mounts in battle. Part of the horses' care involved using the right tack.
More Stopping Tips
Canadian horsemen Jeff and Jesse Beckley, a father-and-son duo share a reining-horse training barn at the family's Three Bars Guest Ranch near Cranbrook, British Columbia, which also supports a cattle operation. No matter what a horse's job with the outfit, he is trained for a reliable stop. Obviously, the reiners slide long distances, but ranch cow and guest horses are expected to be dependable in their stops, as well.
Finding the Inner Cowgirl
What could yoga and horsemanship possibly have in common? A skeptic signs up for a double-discipline clinic and learns a new take on riding.
How Safe is the One-Rein Stop?
Montana clinician Curt Pate's cavalry-style alternative balances horse and rider so that both gain confidence.
6 Overlooked Training Principles
If you're training a horse, you probably devote a lot of energy to technique. Technique isn't everything, though. Here are six useful horse-training concepts, often overlooked, that'll help you train a better horse.