Author: Richard Winters

Good Pasture Practice With Richard Winters

PERFORMANCE HORSEMANSHIP WITH RICHARD WINTERS   Recently our family has started a new chapter. We have relocated our horse operation and home base to Reno, Nevada. My wife has been busy unpacking boxes and hanging pictures. I’ve been busy outside setting up barns and arenas. One new dynamic to our facility is the ability to turn horses out in a four-acre pasture, on our property. At our prior location we didn’t have that flexibility and most of our horses lived in stalls. We currently have a pregnant mare and three yearlings. The idea of keeping them turned out in...

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The Full Range Of Motion

I train horses and conduct horsemanship clinics for a living. My job requires that I ride numerous horses on any given day. By this time in my career, I suppose I have ridden thousands of horses. These horses have ranged from un-started colts to backyard pleasure horses to the finished bridle horse.

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One Hundred Palominos!

In January of 2012 I was able to check something off my “bucket list.” (I hadn’t even realized it was included!) I rode in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California! Now I’m not a parade aficionado by any means. However, I learned some interesting details about this event over the last few weeks:

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Can I Ride With Spurs?

Spurs are associated with horsemanship, right along-side bits and saddles. Yet there remains confusion and sometimes intimidation in regard to their use in some riders’ minds. This article is an attempt to “demystify” spurs and discuss who should use them along with when and how.

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Improving Your Horsemanship

When I was 15 years old, a friend loaned me a guitar and showed me three cords to play. I could play almost every cowboy western song I knew with just those three cords! It’s now over thirty years later and I still enjoy playing my guitar. Someone told me recently, “Richard, I don’t know of anyone who has played as long as you have played and improved as little as you have improved!”

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