Ask Our Expert - Jon Ensign

Jon EnsignHorseman Jon Ensign's techniques are drawn from Ray Hunt, Martin Black and Buck Brannaman. He uses these techniques to educate in clinics around North America, and to work with horses at his facility in Belgrade, Montana. In the July issue of Western Horseman, Ensign discusses ways to gentle your horse, minimizing injury to both horse and rider. Here, Ensign answers reader-submitted questions on crossing water, riding in spurs and suppleness.

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Helpful Hobbles

Helpful HobblesThere are three basic types of restraint that can be effective during an emergency: location restraint, physical restraint and chemical restraint. In this article, Colorado veterinarian Ruth Sorensen discusses hobbling, a form of physical restraint that helps a handler control a horse in an emergency.

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Ask Our Expert - Earnest Wilson

Earnest WilsonEarnest Wilson is known for his involved in the American Paint Horse Association, and has earned multiple world championships and all-around titles throughout his career. He primarily focuses on all-around and ranch versatility horses at his ranch in Tolar, Texas.

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Ask Our Expert - Casey Deary

Casey DearyAn accomplished reining horse trainer from Weatherford, Texas, Casey Deary competes in the National Reining Horse Association, and has accumulated more than $250,000 in winnings. Deary works with youth and amateur clients to successfully work with their horses, not only in competition, but every time they ride.

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Ask Our Expert - Michael Richardson

Michael RichardsonMichael Richardson has devoted his life to helping others achieve success with their horses. He and his wife, Tiffany, run a training facility in Hico, Texas, and travel to clinics and horse expos helping others better understand their horses.

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Ask Our Expert - Pat Parelli

Pat ParelliPat Parelli makes his living teaching horses and people the fundamentals of control and communication in horsemanship.  At 14-years-old he started working with a horse trainer, and has been a leading clinician for more than 25 years. 

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