Vaquero Horsemanship Videos


















Traditional Vaquero Gear
(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
(with Richard Caldwell)

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
(with Richard Caldwell)

Riding in the Jaquima advances the horse and rider into an intermediate hackamore state as Richard explains the purpose and demonstrates over 10 essential riding exercises each shown at a walk, trot, and lope. You will learn the importance of fencing a horse, dry working a cow, tracking, lead changes, transitioning, corrective movements plus valuable horsemanship insights.

Running time is approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
DVD Format.
$50.00



Riding in the “Two-Rein”
(with Richard Caldwell)

Riding in the “Two -Rein” includes Richard’s explanation and demonstrations of each aspect of the “two-rein” stage, essential in building a vaquero-style bridle horse.

Running time is approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
DVD Format.
$50.00


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 approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
DVD Format.
$45.00















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 
(Understanding the Hackamore, Bridle Course, and Seeking Refinement).
$220.00










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.
$45.00


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.
$45.00


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.
$45.00


3 Videos Set
(Greetings!, Feel, Timing & Balance, and Visits with Tom).
$120.00






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
(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:  FoundationMartin 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 
(Foundation, Progression, Refinement).
$130.00







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
(The Hackamore, The Two-Rein, and The Bridle).
$130.00

 


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


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


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