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7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman

7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman is a series of seven DVDs featuring over 10 hours of instructional footage.

Videos 1 & 2: Groundwork – Buck discusses important groundwork techniques, including: hooking on, leading, halter work, bridling, saddling, backing up, working in circles and half-circles, using the flag, and firming up.
Running time is approx. 2 hrs. 32 min.
DVD format.  $50.00

Videos 3 & 4: Lessons on Horseback – Buck discusses some important lessons when working under saddle, including the all-important release, which teaches a soft feel and allows the horse to attain collection and willingly move off the leg.  Additional instruction covers rider form and position, riding serpentines, "getting the life up" (finding animation), perfecting the stop, and backing up.
Running time is approx. 3 hrs. 15 min.
DVD format.  $50.00

Videos 5, 6, & 7: Words of Wisdom – Buck discusses more lessons on horseback, such as turn-on-the-haunches, transitions, jumping, and finding the feel, as well as ways to solve problems, including crowding, biting, striking, fidgeting, rushing, anxiousness and sensitivity, and bad attitudes.  The series ends with Buck's best advice, tips, and ideas about working with, riding, and training horses, sage knowledge imparted with the dry wit that the world has come to expect of one of the finest horsemen of our time.
Running time is approx. 4 hrs. 14 min.
DVD format.  $60.00

All 7 Videos
$145.00

Starting Over – A day in the corral with Joe Wolter

Starting Over – A day in the corral with Joe Wolter includes a day with one of America's most renowned horsemen, as he restarts two green horses that have not been ridden in over two years.  Working from the ground and progressing to the saddle, Joe Wolter demonstrates techniques that can be used to assess a horse and how to proceed with its training.  Whether it’s a horse’s very first ride, or the first ride after a long layoff, Joe’s thoughtful, patient approach provides valuable insights for building (or rebuilding) a strong foundation on which to advance.  Joe is known for his deep understanding of livestock and his good-natured approach to working with both animals and people.  Joe’s techniques are based on practical ranch experience and lessons learned from some of the world’s most revered horsemen.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 40 min.
DVD format.  $50.00

A Clinic with Sandy Collier
(with Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree Sandy Collier)

A Clinic with Sandy Collier is a 3 DVD live clinic series with lots of information about training, how horses think, and Sandy Collier's signature philosophy of how to ride smarter not harder.  This DVD includes participants demonstrating the following, under Sandy’s tutelage:
•Guiding, steering and collection exercises
•Circling
•Slide stopping and fencing
•Lead changes with multiple exercises
•Working cattle in the round pen
•Reading cattle
•Getting started going down the fence
•Advanced fence work

DVD Format.  $98.00

 

 

Tips from the Masters Series
(with Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree Sandy Collier)

Tips from the Masters Series is the accumulated knowledge of thousands of hours of training expertise by reined cow horse trainers who have each won over $500,000.  These short information packed segments are designed to save you and your horse a lot of frustration by distilling training down to the simple essentials.  Learn the secrets of the trade, ride right alongside some of horse history’s great trainers.  Each volume includes tips to help improve your reining and cow work.  Presenters include Greg Ward, Jon Roeser, Ron Emmons, Robbie Boyce, Russell Dilday, Ken Wold, Doug Williamson, Lyn Anderson, Sandy Collier, Jake Gorrell, Todd Crawford, John Ward, Lance Johnston, Zane Davis, Jay McLaughlin, Dan Roeser, Anne Reynolds, Todd Bergen, Corey Cushing, and Jake Telford.

Volume One (two DVD set)
Reining provides insight into the relationship with the horse; how to create life in s horse’s body and how important the rider’s attitude is in training; how to keep the horse soft; shoulder control; how to “hinge” the horse; how to keep a horse soft in the hackamore; circle, stop, sweep; guiding exercise; how to teach the spin from green to great; stopping and fencing; the difference between the reining spin and the turn on the cow.
Cow Work features how a horse can truly mesmerize a cow; ways to get a horse hooked up to the cow in the round pen; prepare a horse to work a cow and positioning; how to work in a square pen; how to show in the boxing class more successfully; fence turn and how to practice it without a cow; leaving the corner correctly; rating and circling; down the fence; fundamentals of working the flag.
DVD Format.  $60.00

Volume Two (two DVD set)
Reining features 180° turns on the fence; how to speed up a spin; how to hold and use the two rein; controlling the hind quarters; four rotations for better body control; lead change exercises; how to teach a horse to spin; total body control; more advanced lead changes.
Cow Work features desired cutting horse features; leaving the corner; circle, stop, sweep on a cow; getting a horse hooked on the flag; how to prepare a horse to work cattle; another way to teach a horse to circle a cow; better boxing position; how to identify cattle.
DVD Format.  $60.00

Both Volumes One and Two
$110.00

Jaquima a Freno Series

Starting the Horse in the Jaquima

Riding in the Jaquima

 

Jaquima a Freno Series
(with Richard Caldwell)

Traditional Vaquero Gear
takes the viewer through all of the essential pieces of traditional Vaquero gear and shares his insights into quality, fit and craftsmanship.  Learn gear from each stage of the bridle horse process, from the hackamore, to the two rein and finally the bridle.  Richard Caldwell discusses bosals and bosalitos, mecates, bridle bits, reins and romals, spurs, martingales, breast collars and saddles.  Music by Dave Stamey.
Running time is approx. 2 hr. 5 min.
DVD Format. 
$50.00
 

Starting the Horse in the Jaquima focuses on the beginning process and steps involved with introducing the horse to the Jaquima.  Richard discusses in detail the differences between different bosals and bosalitas and their unique means of communication between rider and horse, including proper fitting of the Jaquima, proper tying of the mecate, use of the get down rope, ground flexion exercises, lunging in the bosal, side passing, and rollbacks.  He shows how he gets control of the five specific body parts of the horse, and why that is so important.  Richard Caldwell’s style stands out in the midst of typical western-clad cowboy competitors, including the gear on his horse.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format. 
$50.00
 

Riding in the Jaquima
Gain knowledge and expertise in the traditional bridle horse style by working with Richard and practicing these tried and true methods of vaquero-style horsemanship. “Riding in the Jaquima” takes you along the path of training and riding a true California bridle horse and is a must for those advancing into the “Two Rein” stage.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
DVD Format. 
$50.00

Classic Rodea Style Ranch Roping

Rodea-Style Roping Part 2

 

Classic Rodea Style Ranch Roping
(with Martin Black)

Classic Rodea Style Ranch Roping
showcases everyday life on a real working ranch set at the base of the beautiful Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon on the historic Alvord Ranch.  Martin Black and Frank Dominguez show examples and explain the details of the stockmanship, horsemanship, team-work and dedication of traditional ranch-roping while accomplishing the job of summer branding.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format. 
$50.00

Rodea Style Ranch Roping-Part 2
(with Martin Black)

Rodea Style Ranch Roping-Part 2
addresses many of the questions raised by Martin’s Classic Rodea Style Ranch Roping DVD.  This DVD exhibits everyday life on a real working ranch set at the base of the beautiful Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon on the historic Alvord Ranch.  Martin Black and Frank Dominguez show examples and explain the details of the stockmanship, horsemanship, team-work and dedication of traditional ranch-roping while accomplishing the job of summer branding.  Three of the top Great Basin ropers, John Schutte, Wade Black, and Martin, share their knowledge and humor with you in a relaxed, unrehearsed atmosphere.  Martin’s library of old family photos and home movies, the knowledge and humor of three of the top Great Basin ropers along with exclusive music from Pedro Marquez makes this both educational and entertaining.  Martin’s unique insight and perspective will benefit both the experienced ropers and beginners alike.
Running time is approx. 2 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format. 
$60.00

2 Videos Set
Both videos (Classic Rodea Style Ranch Roping and Rodea Style Ranch Roping-Part 2).
$100.00

Ranch Roping of the Vaqueros

Ranch Roping of the Vaqueros
(with Alfonso Aguilar)

Ranch Roping of the Vaqueros demonstrates and explains the vaquero-style roping techniques developed by the Mexican cowboys (vaqueros), who took these skills northward to the United States.  This style emphasizes control, safety, and eloquence, with roping shots for catching livestock in a variety of situations.  Alfonso Aguilar spent several years roping both horses and cattle as a charro in Mexico and on ranches in the United States.

The Basics:  This video builds the foundation for vaquero-style reata roping, including safe & smooth rope handling & horsemanship, loop building, swings, delivery, etc. for successful head & heel shots (using both a roping dummy and cattle).  This video also includes bonus demonstrations by Alfonso showing various roping shots and his amazing horsemanship.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
DVD format
.  $50.00

Advanced:  This video builds on the foundation of The Basics video, demonstrating and explaining many vaquero-style head & heel roping shots (using both a roping dummy and cattle).
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 13 min.
DVD format
.  $60.00

2 Videos Set
Both videos (The Basics and Advanced).
$100.00

There's Roping to Do

There's Roping to Do (Ranch Roping - From the Ground Up)
(with Joe Wolter - special guest Bill Dorrance)
There's Roping to Do takes the viewer through all aspects of ranch roping, from the basics through advanced techniques.  Joe Wolter thoroughly explains and demonstrates various ranch roping and livestock handling techniques, with additional comments by Bill Dorrance.  Topics covered include: Building a Loop, The Swing, Head Shots, Working in a Herd, Working on the Ground, Heel Shots, Dallying, and Roping on Your Horse the First Time.  This is an excellent video for anyone interested in learning the California vaquero style ranch roping, or for the skilled practitioner wanting to improve current ranch roping and livestock handling skills.
Running time is a
pprox. 2 hrs.
DVD Format.  $50.00

Ranch Roping Ranch Roping - From Beginner to Buckaroo
(with Buck Brannaman)
Ranch Roping is an excellent three level "how-to" video program that explains and demonstrates the traditional California vaquero reata style ranch roping.  Buck Brannaman provides a lifetime of roping experience to help the novice get started, or to help the working rancher to improve current skills.  Each tape features occasional slow motion segments and voice-over narrations, with light pen graphics to better demonstrate the techniques shown.

Beginning:  Takes the viewer from building their first loop, to proper practice technique with the roping dummy.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format.  $50.00

Intermediate:  Introduces and details scores of traditional reata style head and heel shots, positions and strategies.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
DVD Format.  $50.00

Advanced:  Features roping techniques for handling & doctoring cattle in real world situations.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
DVD Format.  $50.00

3 Videos Set
All three videos (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced).
$135.00

 

Branding

Branding (Roping & Stock Handling Techniques)
(with David Weaver and Gwynn Turnbull-Weaver)
Branding is a documentary-style instructional video that takes viewers into the world of the buckaroo at a series of "rodera-style" cattle brandings.  It chronicles a way of life while educating viewers of the finer points of branding, including details of gathering, size and shape of branding traps, where to put the fire, ground work and stock management, setting up shots, dallying, running rope, pulling, managing calves at the fire, slack handling and the etiquette that saturates it all.  In addition, there are tips for handling green horses through the ever changing situations of the branding pen, as well as information about the signature rope of the buckaroo; the rawhide reata.  Interviews include some of the regions handiest cowboys - Martin Black, Buck Brannaman, and Larry Schutte, to name a few - who share their unique insights and opinions.
Running time is a
pprox. 1 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format.  $50.00

Beginning Vaquero Style Roping

Branding Pen Basics

Art of the Traditional Vaquero Two-Rein

 

Beginning Vaquero Style Roping
(with Jeff Sanders)
Beginning Vaquero Style Roping covers all the basics to get you ready for your first branding, ranch horse competition or just some fun practicing with your friends. The video covers how to choose and build the right roping dummy, choosing the right rope, parts of the rope and how to build a loop, proper swing and delivery of basic loops for heading and heeling, body position of the roper during swing and delivery, horse position for catches on the right and left side of cattle, how to properly arrange your reins and coils, how to dally correctly, and much more.
Running time is a
pprox. 1 hr. 50 min.
DVD Format.  $45.00

Branding Pen Basics
(with Jeff Sanders
)
Branding Pen Basics picks up where "Beginning Vaquero Style Roping" DVD left off. You will see detailed instruction on a variety of loops such as the Houlihan, Scoop Loop, Del Viento, and more. Advantages and disadvantages of the rawhide reata are covered as well as its care and maintenance. It also covers several different exercises for preparing or improving your horse for brandings. You will learn strategies for both heading and heeling calves as well as detailed information on working the ground, branding etiquette and more!
Running time is a
pprox. 1 hr. 22 min.
DVD Format.  $45.00

Art of the Traditional Vaquero Two-Rein
(with Jeff Sanders
)
Art of the Traditional Vaquero Two-Rein focuses on the traditional vaquero-style methods of applying the two rein as both an aid for progressing a horse into the bridle and as a tool for continuing training. This video covers everything from proper equipment to how it is used through each stage of the training process and why even "finished" bridle horses should be ridden in the two rein from time to time.
Running time is a
pprox. 1 hr. 35 min.
DVD Format.  $45.00

Tapadero

Remuda

 Houlihan

Los Primeros

Tierra Encantado


Mula

Texas Cowpuncher 1

Texas Cowpuncher 2

Vaquero Series Videos
(by Susan Jensen and Paul Singer)

Tapadero is a documentary about the California Vaqueros, long revered as some of the world's greatest horsemen.  It includes a look at the colorful vaquero history that began 300 years ago in Mexico and traces the journey to Alta California, which would become a horseman’s paradise.  You get a first-hand look at the ranch life and the awe-inspiring scenery at some of California’s great ranchos where they still follow vaquero traditions, including riding slick-fork saddles, use of the hackamore and spade bit, reata roping, and livestock handling.  It is a tribute to those hardy souls living the vaquero tradition and carrying it forward, and features some of California’s mainstays of the vaquero way.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 22 min.
DVD Format. 
$19.00

Remuda tells how the California Vaquero tradition moved into the Great Basin country of Nevada and Oregon, and shaped one of the world’s greatest horse cultures. In addition to a fascinating historical perspective, it includes an inside look at the buckaroo lifestyle, a front row seat at the Jordan Valley Big Loop Rodeo (where wild horses are roped with a twenty foot loop), and an old-fashioned ranch roping contest at California’s Tejon Ranch.
Running time is approx.
1 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format. 
$19.00

Houlihan traces the journey of the vaqueros and buckaroos to the Northern Range, where they met up with the Texas Punchers. Horses in this country were wild, tough and mean enough to eat you alive. So it's no wonder this country has turned out some of the best bronc riders. To make a hand here, you have to be able to ride anything with hair on it. That, coupled with the rigors of winter make the Northern Range Cowboy a breed of it own.
Running time is approx.
1 hr. 36 min.
DVD Format
.  $19.00

Los Primeros traces the Vaquero’s roots back to the Moors of North Africa and their nimble Barb horses, to Spain, where the blending of Moorish and Spanish horse cultures laid the groundwork for the bridle horse that was the hallmark of these superb reinsmen, to Mexico, where the underpinnings for roping and handling cattle on the open range evolved, and to California where it all came together, where the secrets of training horses through centuries of practice came full flower, and where the hackamore, romal reins and spade bit were refined.  The best of these proud Vaqueros earned the title “Californio.”  Los Primeros was filmed in Spain, Mexico, California, and the American West.
Running time is approx.
1 hr. 38 min.
DVD Format
.  $19.00

Tierra Encantado provides a unique look at the New Mexico cowboy traditions that began four hundred years ago when the Spaniards Conquistadors introduced the horse to the American West.  Descendants of early settlers still live in New Mexico and many of them still speak the dialect of the Conquistadors.  Descendants of the early caballos are still here, too.  It’s all part of this great Southwestern melting pot where Spanish, Indian and Anglo come together, each preserving their own traditions, but forging a colorful culture unique to Tierra Encantado — the land of enchantment.
Running time is approx.
1 hr. 38 min.
DVD Format
.  $19.00

Mula is an entertaining documentary about the history of the mule and its importance to the west.  When California was still a Mexican territory Americans were on the move…headed west.  California mules, along with finely trained Vaquero horses were driven twelve hundred miles up the Old Spanish Trail from Los Angeles to Santa Fe and then seven hundred more miles up the Santa Fe Trail to Independence Missouri.  These were the first Missouri mules.  There was no sturdier, more powerful and reliable means of travel than a mule...mules are tough, intelligent, and easy keepers.  In Mula you will learn about many historical events, including spectacular horse and mule raids when a motley crew of thieves raided California ranchos and missions from Monterey to San Diego…they wanted mules…mountain men, Ute Indians, New Mexicans and French Canadians all took part.  The Californios called these thieves the Chaguanosos.  Today, mule people are just as enthusiastic about their mules as they were in the 1800s.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 38 min.
DVD Format
.  $19.00

Texas Cowpuncher (Part One) reveals a complex history of the Cowpuncher with influences coming from Mexico, South Carolina and California. It goes back in time to the roots of some of the most famous ranches, including the 06, Pitchfork, XIT and Matador, where once longhons ruled until the Herefords and Angus made their way west. Cowpuncher Buster Mclaury and buckaroo poet Waddie Mitchell, each laud the virtues of their own style of cowboying. “Dally roping and taking as long as it takes is easier on your horse and cattle,” says Waddie. While Buster explains why his Daddy taught him the virtues of “tying on and getting ‘er done fast.” Don Edwards and the singing duo Guy and Pipp Gillette provide a musical journey through this history.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 38 min.
DVD Format
.  $19.00

Texas Cowpuncher (Part Two) describes the Texas Cowpuncher in many forms, born by the chunk of country he calls home.  Down in Gulf country, cowboys on horseback can get ornery crossbred Brahmas to do most anything, even swimming the inter-coastal waterway to winter grazing grounds.  Further inland, they rely on their dogs “to bay up” the cattle in the swamps and woodlands, and watch out for the occasional alligator.  In the brush country, cattle hide in thorny mesquite thickets, but fearless Brush Poppers charge right in after them.  And in West Texas, branding takes weeks as Punchers move from camp to camp with the wagon and a hundred-horse remuda.  The day begins before sunup and doesn’t finish until two gathers and two brandings are done.  In this country, there’s a code of conduct, and breaking it has “consequences”.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 56 min.
DVD Format
.  $19.00

8 Videos Set
All eight videos (Tapadero, Remuda, Houlihan, Los Primeros, Tierra Encantado, Mula, and Texas Cowpuncher-Parts One and Two).
$125.00
 

Understanding the Hackamore

Bridle Course

Seeking Refinement

Understanding the Hackamore (Vaquero Style)
(with Mike Bridges)
Understanding the Hackamore is a two-video set that includes a brief history of the hackamore and its importance to the vaquero style of training, and details on equipment including tips on matching size of the bosal to size and weight of the mecate (hair rope reins).  It includes discussions about how the bosal works physically, tips for fitting a bosal to an individual horse, and proper hand signals for cueing, and exercises Mike Bridges uses for hackamore training in the old California vaquero-style of horsemanship.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 39 min. for Video 1, 1 hr. 7 min. for Video 2.
DVD Format.  $95.00

Bridle Course - California Style of Bridling
(with Mike Bridges)
Bridle Course is a two-video set that includes discussions about the horse’s mentality as it relates to bridling, physical differences in horses’ mouths, bridle bits and their types and functions, the bosal and hackamore, and more.  Throughout these videos Mike Bridges gives numerous tips on how to bridle properly, making it comfortable for the horse.  He stresses working with the horse at his own pace, not pushing him faster than he wants to go, which was the original intent in the vaquero-style of horsemanship.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 22 min. for Video 1, 1 hr. 40 min. for Video 2.
DVD Format.   $95.00

Seeking Refinement
(with Mike Bridges)
Seeking Refinement is loaded with information about horse training in the vaquero-style horsemanship, with main focus on collection - what it is and how to achieve it.  It includes discussions about a rider’s body and hand positions, and the biomechanics of the horse’s body in the collection process from both the rider’s perspective and the horse’s point of view.  Mike Bridges demonstrates refinement techniques using both the snaffle bit and hackamore.  This video is a prelude to riding the horse in a full bridle.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 47 min.
DVD Format.  $55.00

3 Videos Set
All three videos (Understanding the Hackamore, Bridle Course, and Seeking Refinement).
$220.00

 

Greetings!

Feel, Timing & Balance

Visits With Tom

Greetings!
(with Tom Dorrance)
Greetings! is an in-depth look at the philosophy of Tom Dorrance and his unique way of working with horses.  Tom always looked for the good in people, and in the animals he worked with.  This video includes "horse sessions" from Tom's many clinics.
Running time is approx. 2 hrs.
DVD Format.  $55.00

Feel, Timing & Balance
(with Tom Dorrance)
Feel, Timing & Balance is a two-video set that describes the essence of Tom Dorrance's unique approach to working with horses in a way that will help the viewer work toward the "True Unity and Willing Communication between horse and human" at any level.  Tom's approach was founded on the belief that the human needs to think more and do less, to feel what the horse is feeling and operate from where the horse is.
Total running time is approx. 2 hrs. 52 min.
DVD Format.  $55.00

Visits with Tom (Learning to Ride with Feel, Timing & Balance)
(with Tom Dorrance)
Visits with Tom is a two-video set with Tom sharing his horsemanship ideas while helping a progressing rider improve communication with his horse.  Disc 1 shows Tom teaching how to develop a better understanding of his three major principles of horsemanship: Feel, Timing and Balance.  Disc 2 starts with a little biography of Tom as he talks about his earlier days and his family, and transitions to an in depth discussion of his bestselling book 'True Unity', where he expands on some of the deeper and finer points he makes within his book.
Total running time is approx. 2 hrs. 15 min.
DVD Format.  $55.00

3 Videos Set
All three videos (Greetings!, Feel, Timing & Balance, and Visits with Tom).
$150.00

Step It Up!

Step It Up!
(with Richard Winters)
Step it Up! guides the viewer through important components of proper stops, spins, lead changes, along with total body control A special bonus section includes World Champion Reined Cow Horse Trainer Ted Robinson evaluating  Richard's progress with a young stallion futurity horse.  This is a "must have" for the advancing rider.
DVD Format.  $40.00

 

Colt Starting Philosophy

The "A" Pen

Colt Starting Philosophy
(with Martin Black)
Colt Starting Philosophy demonstrates Martin's philosophy of starting colts as he takes several colts and one young stallion through their first day of riding. Topics covered in this video include Martin's five basic principles of horsemanship, a horse's need for self-preservation, finding and using the center of gravity, seeking relief vs. yielding from pressure, creating a crisis to gain confidence, working with an aggressive stallion, also, halter preparation, catching, saddle preparation, flag work, saddling, bridling, preparing to mount, first ride, transitions, and much more.
Running time is approx.
1 hr. 45 min.
DVD Format.  $50.00

The "A" Pen
(with Martin Black)
The "A" Pen is designed to build the defense in your cow horse in a clear and efficient way. By letting your horse rest when he is in position on the cow and putting him to work when he is not, your horse will learn his job and have a good attitude about getting it done. Learn how to tap into experience and instinct that your horse already has to read a cow's balance point and flight zone and make his moves accordingly. With consistent presentation, you can develop your horse's cow sense without a lot of kicking and pulling or practicing mechanical patterns.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format.  $50.00

2 Colt Starting Videos Set
Both videos (Colt Starting Philosophy and The "A" Pen).
$90.00

Roundpen to Arena Part 1

Foundation to Arena Part 2

Roundpen to Arena Part 3

Roundpen to Arena
(with Martin Black)
This series picks up where Martin’s “Colt Starting Philosophy” left off, and takes you through the foundation building stage and entering the performance horse world. These videos are meant to be viewed as a set.


Part 1:  Foundation
Martin takes a 3-year-old from ride 5 to ride 11, as you watch the progression of each ride you will see the quiet manner the cold maintains as he advances through the basic maneuvers to establish a well rounded foundation.
Running time is approx. 1 hr.
DVD Format
.  $50.00

Part 2: Progression
Martin demonstrates on a 3-year-old with 60 rides how the earlier foundation work starts to take shape with more precision and speed, and at the same time maintains the colt’s confidence.
Running time is approx. 1 hr.
DVD Format
.  $50.00

Part 3: Refinement
Martin demonstrates with more experienced horses the progression of the maneuvers to a higher level, and gives some exercises and tips that were not covered in #1 and #2.
Running time is approx. 1 hr.
DVD Format
.  $50.00

3 Videos Set
All three videos (
Foundation, Progression, Refinement).
$130.00

The Hackamore - Martin Black

The Two-Rein - Martin Black

The Bridle - Martin Black

Bridle Horse Series
(with Martin Black)
Great Basin horseman Martin Black delivers an insightful DVD series for the aspiring bridle horse maker and admirer alike. In these DVDs, Martin shares what he has learned from his experiences buckarooing on some big outfits and working around top-horseman using traditional gear and methods. Learn the function and use of this traditional gear, proper fitting and selection in the process of making of bridle horse. These videos share Martin's experience of an old tradition he wants to preserve and honor. Filled with great music and historical photos this series is sure to educate and entertain.


The Hackamore
• Sizes and Materials
• Proper Fit and Function
• The Art of Doubling
• Guidelines of Acceptance
• When To Move to the Two-Rein.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format.
$50.00

The Two-Rein
• Selection of Gear - Bit and Bosal
• Fitting and Adjustment
• Bridling and Unbridling
• Handling the Reins
• When To Move to the Bridle
Running time is approx. 1 hr.
DVD Format.
$50.00

The Bridle
• Parts of the Bit
• Checking Up
• Bridle Horse Marks
• What is a true Bridle Horse?
Running time is approx. 1 hr.
DVD Format.
$50.00

3 Bridle Horse Series Videos Set
All three videos (The Hackamore, The Two-Rein, and The Bridle).
$130.00

Vaquero Tradition

The Vaquero Tradition (Hackamore, 2 Rein, and Spade Bit)
(with Sheila Varian)
The Vaquero Tradition is an informative and lively film that features Sheila Varian demonstrating and explaining the California Vaquero methods of training.  As a person who is knowledgeable in the old time California techniques, Sheila takes the viewer step by step through the tradition of the Hackamore, Two Rein, and Spade Bit and explains how she trains her horses using this historic method.
Running time is approx. 1 hr. 8 min.
DVD Format.  $35.00
 

Introduction to the Hackamore

Introduction to the Hackamore
(with Benny Guitron)
Introduction to the Hackamore takes you step-by-step through the selection and introduction of the hackamore for a young horse, or horse new to the hackamore.  Guitron's practical instruction, clear demonstration, and expert hints and tips will help any horseman be successful in introducing the hackamore.  Highlights include selecting, tying, fitting, and adjusting the hackamore, why every horse can benefit from hackamore training, how to keep your horse comfortable and relaxed while learning, groundwork exercises for flexion and suppleness, and mounted tips and hand positions to develop feel and sensitivity.
Running time is approx. 1 hr.
DVD Format. 
$40.00

 

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