• PRE-ORDER NOW In this 2-disc set Martin Black works with nine different students starting a group of young horses preparing them for the first ride. There is much discussion of specific details of the small things that make a difference for the first impressions of a young horse. You will see the students work through many common mistakes and see what a difference it makes when they do things in a more fitting way for the horse. Part 1 - Colt Starting Help with Martin and Students • Haltering & Catching • Saddling & Unsaddling • Bridling & Unbridling • Mounting & Dismounting • Questions from Students Part 2 - Groundwork & Putting Pieces Together • Getting Started on Groundwork • Groundwork from Horseback • Groundwork on Foot • Student Discussion • Putting Pieces Together 2-Disc Set - Running Time 2 1/2 hours Cover Art: Moni Heil www.moniheil.com Music by Trinity Seely www.trinityseely.com Martin Black brings his lifetime experiences of working with horses to the round corral with him. Safety and efficiency are high on his priority list along with developing a confident and willing horse in the process. He studies people and their relationships with their horses and puts it together with his experience from working with livestock to come up with a confidence-building agenda to prepare the horse and the person for whatever their needs are. He borrows whatever he can from whomever he can without prejudices of discipline or breed, as long as it follows his principles and works for the horse.
  • It’s not uncommon to see certain behaviors in our horses that raise questions. Or, we’ve all heard certain myths being propagated as truths throughout the horse community. Evidence-Based Horsemanship is working to dispel those myths and answer the “whys” behind horse behavior. Dr. Stephen Peters, a neuropsychologist who specializes in brain functioning, teamed up with fifth-generation horseman and internationally known clinician Martin Black to write and collaborate on Evidence-Based Horsemanship. EBH, as it’s commonly called, combines Peters’ understanding of brain function with Black’s keen observation of subtle horse behavior to create “best practices” in all areas of horse training and care. In this DVD, you will hear from them both on the exciting new scientific discoveries that can directly  benefit all horses and horse owners. Running Time: 1 Hour
  • This series is meant to pick up where the “Colt Starting Philosophy” left off, and take you through the foundation building stage and enter the performance horse world. Part 1- Foundation Martin takes a 3-year-old from ride 5 to ride 11, as you watch the progression of each ride you will see the quiet manner the colt maintains as he advances through the basic maneuvers to establish a well rounded foundation Part 2 - Progression  Martin demonstrates on a 3-year-old with 60 rides how the earlier foundation work starts to take shape with more precision and speed, and at the same time maintains the colt’s confidence. Part 3 - Refinement  Martin demonstrates with more experienced horses the progression of the maneuvers to a higher level, and gives some exercises and tips that were not covered in #1 and #2. Save 15% when you buy all 3 DVDs in the Roundpen to Arena Series $129.95 plus shipping - Select the "Add Item To Cart" button directly below to receive the set at the discounted price. Thanks!
  • Martin takes a 3-year-old from ride 5 to ride 11, as you watch the progression of each ride you will see the quiet manner the cold maintains as he advances through the basic maneuvers to establish a well rounded foundation.  
  • Martin demonstrates on a 3-year-old with 60 rides how the earlier foundation work starts to take shape with more precision and speed, and at the same time maintains the colt’s confidence.  
  • Martin demonstrates with more experienced horses the progression of the maneuvers to a higher level, and gives some exercises and tips that were not covered in #1 and #2.  
  • Join Martin as he introduces you to his philosophy of starting colts while he takes several colts and one young stallion through their first day of riding. Being an Idaho rancher is in Martin Black’s blood; reaching back five generations on both his maternal and paternal sides his family has ranched in Owyhee County, Idaho. With this deeply-rooted tradition and the desire to honor and maintain it, along with the influence of other present-day horseman, he has studied different elements of horsemanship throughout his life. What he looks for isn’t just a style or particular method, but what works for the horse. “If it works there must be a reason why, if it doesn’t work there must be a reason why.” If we can understand what prepared or caused the horse to react or respond in the manner they do whether it is desirable or not, then we may learn to identify and influence the action of the horse in what we think is a positive and productive way.
  • Martin Black's family has maintained the ranching tradition on the same ranch since 1865. His great grandfather grew up with the horsemanship and roping of the vaqueros that brought their large herds of cattle to the Great Basin in the 1870s. For several generations, the style, principles and ethics have been handed down. Martin would like to share some insight to the culture and traditions that he has lived and hopes to preserve and pass it on for others to enjoy. This DVD showcases everyday life on a real working ranch set at the base of the beautiful Steens mountains in southeastern Oregon on the historic Alvord Ranch. Martin and Frank Dominguez show examples and explain the details of the stockmanship, horsemanship, team-work and dedication of traditional ranch-roping while accomplishing the job of summer branding.  
  • Martin Black’s family has been raising livestock on the same lands in Owyhee County in Idaho for over 150 years. The desire to maintain and preserve tradition runs deep within Martin. The “Classic Rodea Style Ranch Roping” DVD, the first of its kind, covering Great Basin style roping stirred up a lot of curiosity for the “real deal” and the questions started pouring in. This DVD, shot on the historic Alvord Ranch with the beautiful Steen mountains in the background, addresses the questions raised by the first DVD. Pull up a chair and join in as three of the top Great Basin ropers, John Schutte, Wade Black, and Martin, share their knowledge and humor with you in a relaxed, unrehearsed atmosphere. Martin’s library of old family photos and home movies , the knowledge and humor of three of the top Great Basin ropers along with exclusive music from Pedro Marquez makes this both educational and entertaining. You will enjoy several hours of detailed explanation in roping, horsemanship, stockmanship and much more. Martin’s unique insight and perspective will benefit both the experienced ropers and beginners alike. These DVD’s can be studied individually but as a set, they are much more comprehensive.  
  • Join Martin Black as he guides you through the use of the "A" Pen — a pen designed to build the defense in your cow horse in a clear and efficient way. By letting your horse rest when he is in position on the cow and putting him to work when he is not, your horse will learn his job and have a good attitude about getting it done.

    Learn how to tap into experience and instinct that your horse already has to read a cow's balance point and flight zone and make his moves accordingly. With consistent presentation, you can develop your horse's cow sense without a lot of kicking and pulling or practicing mechanical patterns.  
  • “Martin Black knows horses from the inside out. He has learned the Buckaroo style horsemanship from his people of the Great Basin country. They were legends in their own time. Martin has carried this style of Buckaroo and Vaquero work for all to view. Great Job!” - Ernie Morris Great Basin horseman Martin Black delivers an insightful DVD series for the aspiring bridle horse maker and admirer alike. In these DVDs, 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. Save 15% when you buy all 3 DVDs in the Bridle Horse Series 
  • The contents of this DVD present the work of Tom Dorrance, an extraordinarily gifted horseman. His unique approach was founded on the belief that the human needs to think more and do less - to feel what the horse is feeling and operate from where the horse is. This DVD is not a "How To" instructional guide; it is about trying to understand the essence of Tom Dorrance's work. How to apply his approach to horses in a way that will help the viewer work toward the "True Unity and Willing Communication between Horse and Human: at any level.  
  • What I am trying to help the rider experience is what you need before you ever get on your first horse, But if you ever get it, it comes later. - TD
    At last, the opportunity to see and hear the legendary horseman Tom Dorrance at work. Many world-renowned horsemen and clinicians look to Tom Dorrance as the man who 'started it all'. The man whose philosophy on horses and horsemanship revolutionized the way we look at this wonderful animal.
    This videotape contains material, which shows Tom expressing his views and philosophy on working with horses. A way which has borne incredible results on horses from all breeds and disciplines, whether you wear a riding helmet or cowboy hat, ride a warmblood or a quarter horse, this video is here to help you become more understanding and successful in your working partnership.
    In Greetings!Tom Dorrance visits with us about horse and people projects from his life.
    "I was born May 11, 1910, number six of eight kids.  Family, Horses and Cattle became an important part of my early life.  The last 89 years have been good to me, and good for me.  In looking back through all these many years, I have experienced a great life.  Looking for the good in people and animals has helped me get a better understanding of life in general.  I hope this video will help you in your search for a better understanding and communication with your horse."  --Tom Dorrance, December 1999