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Published on Oct 30, 2007
Hackamore, Two-Rein and Bridle Horse Series With Martin Black Release Date November 15, 2007 $49.95 each
Great Basin horseman Martin Black delivers an insightful DVD series for the aspiring bridle horse maker and admirer alike. In these videos, Martin will share with you 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. This is not the latest and greatest he is sharing, but rather an old tradition he wants to preserve and honor. Filled with great music and historical photos this series is sure to educate and entertain.
Topics Covered Include: Hackamore Sizes and Materials Proper Fit and function The Art of Doubling Guidelines to know if your horse is accepting the Hackamore. When To Move to the Two-Rein
Two Rein Selection of Gear - Bit and Bosal Fitting and adjustment Bridling and Unbridling Handling the Reins When To Move to the Bridle
Bridle Parts of the Bit Checking Up Bridle horse marks What is a true Bridle Horse?
From Martin: "These videos are not intended to be training videos. They are intended to explain the function and use of the hackamore, bosal and the Vaquero style bits. The information I am offering is what I have learned from personal experience working horses and observing and listening to other people I consider credible horsemen in this traditional style.
"Very little has been written of the method or the history of making a bridle horse, so we have one person's opinion passed on to be second hand information. As the times change so does the environment and the opportunity that allowed these horses to be made. If thee is not some effort made to preserve, honor and pass this tradition on it will become a lost art.
"I hope you will accept the information as my small contribution to this effort. This is not intended to be a complete guide to make a bridle horse, only some guidelines that have helped me. This is not information on how to train your horse, only information on how to use this equipment while riding your horse.
"Horsemanship is not something that can be taught from one person to another without past, present or future experiences with a horse. If you are fortunate enough to draw from the experiences, I wish you all the pleasures of riding a fine bridle horse someday."