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
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.
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.
Cowboy Yo-Yo #G3
Description: Want to have some fun anytime, anywhere? The Cowboy Yo-Yo is a great toy for almost all ages! It really can help improve hand coordination. If you get good with one hand, try it with the other. It’s hours of fun and super challenging! This really makes a great gift and is perfect for a short break from the digital world! To see the Cowboy Yo-Yo in action click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B3l4TyfhsA.
The Cowboy Yo-Yo is made with a ball covered in beautiful hand braided rawhide and weighted perfectly to make the Yo-Yo a super fun challenge. Take one with you to the shows to help pass the time. Give one to the kids and grandkids or the adults! These are great for a good laugh too! Type in the number of Yo-Yos you’d like in the quantity box above or, if you need a bundle, get the specially priced family and friends package of 6 Cowboy Yo-Yos for the price of 5 (see dropdown)!
The Art of Hackamore Training
The Art of Hackamore Training-A Time Honored Step in the Bridle Horse Tradition, by Al Dunning and Benny Guitron with Deanna Lally, is a goldmine of information about training with the California hackamore, also called a bosal. With loads of excellent photos detailing the step by step processes of developing the hackamore horse, these 2 multiple world champions walk you through everything from the ground work to advanced horsemanship maneuvers including cattle work.
California hackamores or jaquimas were introduced from Mexico to California and western North America by vaqueros in the late 1700s. The vaqueros knew hackamores were essential for teaching a horse the balance and feel necessary to become a finished bridle horse and a responsive and invaluable partner for cattle work. Learn everything from the history of the hackamore to the art of training in the hackamore in this well written and illustrated book that passes along the time-honored traditions of the vaquero horseman.
Paperback, 136 pages, photos by Robert Dawson.
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 including 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!