Ride Smart

Improve Your Horsemanship Skills On The Ground And In The Saddle

Book Description

Under one title, Craig Cameron brings together a thorough look at horses and their nature and good, solid horsemanship skills that suit both novice and experienced riders. The book is divided into sections, each dealing with a different aspect of horsemanship. The first delves into the psychological and physical realities of horses as a species and how man can best understand them to develop a positive, partnering relationship with them. Other sections cover groundwork, including early handling, round-pen exercises, and riding techniques that enable the horse to perform basic as well as intricate maneuvers. Each chapter includes interesting sidebars that complement the main text. Sidebars include "True Story," an anecdote or story that relates to the chapter's subject matter; "Here's How," a tip that pertains to the chapter's focus, and "A Better Way," a troubleshooting section that offers a step-by-step exercise people can do to work the horse through a problem noted in the chapter.

About Cameron, Craig

Craig Cameron is on the road more than 40 weeks a year, covering over 80,000 miles demonstrating the style of horsemanship he's perfected in the last 20 years. Traveling and working out of his Bluff Dale, Texas and Lincoln, New Mexico ranches, he starts hundreds of colts each year and gives horsemanship clinics on reining, starting horses on cattle, and problem solving to develop cowboy skills. Known as the "Cowboy's Clinician," Craig uses a philosophy of teaching that eliminates the rough handling of horses, which has earned him a well-deserved international following. A native Texan, this former PRCA rodeo cowboy, working cowboy, rancher and cattleman has made horses his life for more than 40 years. His original, entertaining, and motivational style is regularly sought out by television, radio, magazines, fairs, ranch rodeos, concerts, universities, and many celebrities.