Dr. Robert M. Miller, DVM, has contributed to Western Horseman magazine as a writer and cartoonist since 1949. In the January 2011 issue, "The Horsemanship Revolution" tells of the vital role Western Horseman played in spreading the word on natural horsemanship and imprint training, of which Dr. Miller was a leading pioneer.
Horseman Joe Wolter runs a variety of clinics across the country and from his ranch in Aspermont, Texas, covering topics such as colt starting, cow work, horsemanship, ranch roping and ranch versatility. In "Hill Drills," an article that ran in the April 2010 issue of Western Horseman, Joe shared a unique warm-up technique that doubles as a great training tool.
At Western Horseman, we know how lucky we are to have access to the best clinicians, horsemen and experts in the industry. Lucky for you, we also love to share. This month we're kicking off a new series, "Ask Our Expert," which bridges a gap between our two most valuable assets: our equine experts and you.
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.
Trail expert and backcountry extraordinaire Mike Kinsey runs his Start 'em Right horse training program from his facility in Belton, South Carolina. Kinsey conducts a variety of clinics throughout the country, and authored the Western Horseman book Backcountry Basics, with Senior Editor Jennifer Denison. Learn more about Mike at startemright.com.
Pigeon fever is often found in the dry climates of the West, but Ruth Sorensen, DVM, typically doesn't see as many cases as she has this year. Her practice, which includes part of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming, has recently seen a spike in the number of horses affected by the disease, which can be tough to spot and even more difficult to treat.