Ever watch someone riding with no bridle or saddle and wish you could do that with your own horse? The sheer magic of the horse-human relationship is never more clear than when both parties are in complete harmony doing whatever maneuvers they are performing.
This joining of minds is reminiscent of the movie “Avatar,” where the hair of rider and the dragon-beast are braided together so that their minds meld and yet, it is the rider who dictates where they go. Since we can’t braid our hair into the manes of our horses and end up with this fabulous and magical
Before retiring in 2013, Neil Barstow of Barstow Pro Rodeo Equipment in Corsicana, Texas, built a bareback rigging for Steven Dent (right), 10-times National Finals Rodeo qualifier. Holding Dent’s baby son, Brent Hodge, Barstow’s son-in-law and his wife Erica now own and operate the business.
Equipment is as important as a cowboy’s ability to become a world rodeo champion.
“As rodeo has changed during the past half century so has equipment used by the contestants,” said Neil Barstow.
“It sounds strange to spectators, but rodeo equipment today is technically engineered,” insisted the rodeo equipment manufacturer.
“Every rigging used by champion cowboys is
wehorse is a European Online Riding Academy that you pay a fee to access many different trainers who have videos available for viewing. The videos cover various training techniques demonstrated by over twenty trainers.
Once on the website, I clicked on the video page and scrolled down to see what sort of things are offered. I was specifically looking for a training video dealing with something I found interesting. There are so many to choose from!
I found the video I wanted to watch, It’s called Nervous Horses: Case Analysis and Exercises in Hand.
This video is 15.39 minutes long and starts right