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The Complete Ed Connell Book Collection
This collection of legendary books by author and experienced horseman, Ed Connell, will make the perfect set of reading material for any horse enthusiast. These books were the first of their kind, and provide some of the best information available on the traditional Vaquero-style training of California reined horses. All three books coincide with one another to make a complete collection of valuable and timeless instruction written by the hand of a talented and well-respected horseman.
Ascencion DVD #G6
In the winter of 1969, 13-year old Ascencion Banuelos leaves his 13 siblings and his home in Lobatos, Mexico and risks his life to cross the river into the U.S. His perilous journey is driven by his desire to become a horse trainer. His hope to work with horses-magnificent creatures he had grown to love and understand, dominates his every thought. Ascencion believes all things are possible if he could make it to the U.S.
Watch the amazing story of the young boy who through years of sacrifice, hard work, and proving himself extraordinary in a world of ordinary becomes a world renown cutting horse trainer & competitor earning nearly 2.5 million dollars in competition, becomes a U.S. citizen and becomes the 1st Mexican American to be inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame.
Like a WWII veteran, Ascencion has never talked about his struggles. This is his story of guts, grit and triumph as he broke through racial and economic barriers to set a new precedent in the competitive cutting horse world. This is Ascencion…the story of one man who refused to take no for an answer while following his dream.
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A Bit of Information
A quick, easy to read booklet with excellent illustrations and photos by renowned bit maker Greg Darnell. This booklet is full of useful information on both snaffles and curb bits. Mr. Darnell explains the differences in types of bits and suggests what the succession of bits should be as your horse advances in training. If you’d like to know how each part of a bit works, and how your horse is likely to respond to different bits, this is the booklet for you! Keep this great reference tool handy for whenever you’ll need to know more about bits.
Hackamore Reinsman by Ed Connell
This book by experienced horseman, Ed Connell, was the first book ever written in order to document the method of training the California reined horse. While most books will tell you how to make a hackamore, this book tells you how they are used. This book describes the methods necessary to make a hackamore horse, from starting colts to finishing a horse in the bridle, according to the standards of the old vaqueros. This is an authentic manual of instruction that will provide more information the methods, traditions, and styles of the California hackamore reinsman.