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
“I love my job. I love everything about being a rodeo pickup man.”
Rex Bugbee’s excitement for his most essential profession in the rodeo arena shines through his voice.
Perhaps sadly sometimes considered “behind the scene” part of rodeo, pickup men are truly front and center for the action.
Spectators often take for granted even pay little attention to the cowboys saving champions after making award winning bronc rides.
Yet, those bucking horse riders know and appreciate abilities of pickup men getting them off broncs safe onto the ground. They’ll get the applause, but proficient work of the pickup men mounted on outstanding horses
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