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A Horseman Remembers His First 90 Years by Jack Brainard
In this memoir that spans over nearly a century, Jack Brainard shares his experiences growing up on the plains of South Dakota to his time in the Army, and from ranching and training horses to becoming one of the founding members of associations such as Stock Horse of Texas, National Reining Horse Association, Iowa Quarter Horse Association, and Midwest Quarter Horse Association. He also talks about his time as a judge and clinician and his current endeavors in western dressage. This book would make a perfect gift for anyone who wants to read a memoir about the way the landscape of the equine industry in America has changed over time and the importance of the industry in today’s society. It is full of interesting reflections, educational facts, and provides plenty of humor for the reader. It’s definitely a great read!
True Unity by Tom Dorrance
One of Tom Dorrance’s guiding principles for explaining his understanding of the horse is that what he knows about the horse is what he learned from the horse. In this book, Tom shares his experiences and ideas to help achieve a true unity between human and horse. This book encourages readers to approach their horse with a feeling of acceptance for the value of the physical, mental, and innermost being of the horse. This would be a great book for any reader who wishes to build a better level of understanding between themselves and their horse.
Vaquero Style Horsemanship by Ed Connell
This companion book to Ed Connell’s books Hackamore Reinsman and Reinsman Of The West is made up of a compilation of letters and magazine articles written by Ed that provide more clarification and explanation to the training methods described in his first two books. Some of these letters and articles date back to the 1950s, and include further discussion on topics such as reining, the A-Fork saddle, starting horses Vaquero style, ground-pulling with a hackamore, teaching the stop and turn, along with many more.
7″ Aluminum Shanked Bit #B9
Description: The 7″ shanks on this bit are made of aluminum which makes it lighter weight than a steel bit. It’s designed so the junction at the mouthpiece and shanks will never pinch a horse. This bit is available with your choice of 7 mouthpieces, all 5 1/8 inches wide (see picture at left). The #0 mouthpiece is made of soft rubber. All others are made of steel with inlaid copper strips to promote salivation. The #1 Correction mouthpiece is 3/8 inch in diameter, remainder are 7/16 inch in diameter.
This bit comes with the #51 3/8 inch Latigo Leather Bit Hobble with hand braided rawhide keepers, shown here.
How it works: The 7″ Aluminum Shank Bit is milder than a steel bit because of its light weight and works well to introduce your colt to a shanked bit from a snaffle or hackamore. This bit allows a soft touch to pull a colt around to teach him to turn and maneuver in a shanked bit. It also works well on many older, finished horses and helps keep them relaxed and light in the face.
Shown with mouthpiece #2B.
Western Horseman Legends Volume 9
Legends Volume 9 is a continuation of the popular series that showcases legendary American Quarter Horses. This volume profiles 17 stallions and 3 mares, many of whom rank among the most influential Quarter Horses that ever lived. From Smart Little Lena to Gunner and First Down Dash to Zips Chocolate Chip, the lineup is filled with horses that still influence all aspects of Quarter Horse competition. Written by some of the best authors in the equine publishing industry, Legends Volume 9 truly has something for every Quarter Horse enthusiast. – Western Horseman