Belgrade, Montana, horseman Jon Ensign conducts clinics throughout North America, drawing upon the influences of mentors that include Ray Hunt, Martin Black and Buck Brannaman. In the August 2010 Western Horseman feature "The Mañana Principle," Ensign explained the importance of properly structuring a riding session to avoid "overdrilling." Here, he answers four reader questions about horse purchases, riding safety and tack.
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.
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.
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.
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.