For many horse owners in the West and Southwest, locoweed poisoning is a problem. With no viable antidote to reverse the neurological and systemic damage it wreaks, prevention through land management is key.
When evaluating a horse, Hawaiian horseman Lester Buckley focuses on its eyes and expression. By accurately reading a horse’s disposition through its eyes, riders can select the type of horse best suited for them.
Barrel horse trainer Dena Kirkpatrick says staying as centered as possible on a horse, whether loping circles or running a pattern, helps that horse perform to its optimum level.
When transitioning your horse from a laid-back winter to a demanding work regimen, it’s important to evaluate body condition and adjust diet accordingly.
Canadian horseman Jonathan Field explains what causes a horse to rear, and shares how to safely correct the negative reaction.
Chris Littlefield trains roping, cutting and reined cow horses out of his Henrietta, Texas facility, where he has been based since 2008. Prior to that, he worked on several outfits, including the Pitchfork, Moorhouse and Stuart ranches.