Vaquero Horsemanship Videos


JaquimaToFreno Series (72 dpi)



Starting the Horse the Jaquima

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 the Jaquima Richard Caldwell

Riding in the Jaquima
(with Richard Caldwell)

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


Art of Vaquero 2 Rein Jeff Sanders

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 Hackamore 1 & 2 Mike Bridges




Bridle Course 1 & 2 Mike Bridges




Seeking Refinement Mike Bridges





Mike Bridges 3 Video Set

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 Tom Dorrance


Feel Timing & Balance Tom Dorrance



Visits with Ton Dorrance




TomDorrance 3 video set

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 Martin Black


Working Cattle A Pen Martin Black

Colt Starting Martin Black 2 Video Set

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 1 Martin Black

Roundpen to Arena 2 Martin Black

Roundpen to Arena 3 Martin Black

Roundpen to Arena 3 Video Set Martin Black

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 the Hackamore Martin Black

Bridle Horse Series the 2 Rein Martin Black

Bridle Horse Series the Bridle Martin Black

Bridle Horse Series Martin Black 3 Video Set

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

 


Buck Video 1 & 2


Buck Video 3 & 4


Buck Video 5, 6 & 7




Buck 7 Video Set

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


Varian Vaqero DVD

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


Step it Up Richard Winters

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


1StartingOver

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


GuitronHackIntro

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


AClinicwithSandy

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




Sandy-Tips---Vol-1


Sandy-Tips---Vol-2


Tips from the Masters Sandy Collier 2 Set

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

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