We have received a lot of great feedback from our Virtual Clinics

“I try to read between the lines with the feedback and see where they’re really coming from. The positive comments are always nice to hear and make you feel like you’re on the right track, and sometimes negative comments can be justified and I can make adjustments, but some I can’t fix. Regardless, I try to keep an open mind and learn from other people’s opinions. I’ll do my part to get the right answers, but I need participants to ask the right questions and not sit on the fence and expect somebody else to do it and be disappointed afterwards.”~ Martin Black

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  • How to Stay Cool
    Join the founders of EBH (Evidence Based Horsemanship) Dr. Steve Peters and Martin Black as we kick off the first of 4 EBH Virtual Clinics this year. You may have heard about dialing up the energy in a horse that is plodding along or dialing down the energy in a horse that is high strung. But it is not always that simple for us or the horse. You can get frustrated and spur and kick the horse to make them go and can yank and try to restrain that highly aroused horse, however in both scenarios, you and the horse are not in the optimal neurochemical state and emotional responses are actually preventing you both from getting where you need to be (homeostasis). January's EBH Virtual Clinic will dive deep into this subject to help you and the horse to be on the right neurochemical mix for your relationship and horsemanship.  Let Steve and Martin show you the science behind "How to be Cool" for you and your horses.
      Have a look at this video with Martin Black and staying cool no matter the job or the speed you ask of your horse.
     
    Martin Black and Dr. Steve Peters  will select 10 Questions related to the Topic of keeping your cool. Send questions to askmartin@martinblack.net by January 20, 2022.
     You will have access to rewatch this virtual session for a limited time (one week) if you pre purchase a ticket to this event.  A link will be sent  to you 24 hours AFTER the close of the session.Please make sure that you can connect to zoom prior to this event. We are not responsible for unreliable connectivity. If you have any questions please send them to y6kfstone@gmail.com
  • When Martin first meet Frank he wasn’t impressed by his horses. Frank always had some tough horses that were for the most part really bothered. But Frank had that dry cowboy since of humor that brought Martin back for more visits. It wasn’t long before Martin realized that these nasty horses Frank was working were getting better. Frank wasn’t training these horses, he was setting them up to figure out things for themselves. They were given bad information by previous riders before Frank got them in his program. He was doing things that Martin hadn’t seen done before and having success bringing these horses around that many of “professionals” had failed with. Frank is also a walking encyclopedia when it comes to biomechanics of the horse, and everything written by the military and dressage Masters, or any other worthwhile books written on horses. Join these two lifelong horse scientists as they share with each other, and you, on how it all comes together for the horse.
    They have been featured together in  Western Horseman, December 2020
    6-8 PM Florida, USA Check your time zone
     
    Martin Black and Frank Barnett  will select 10 Questions related to the Topic of Biomechanics and Balancing your horse. Send questions to askmartin@martinblack.net by February  3, 2022.
     You will have access to rewatch this virtual session for a limited time (one week) if you pre purchase a ticket to this event.  A link will be sent  to you 24 hours AFTER the close of the session.
  • A world passed down by generations of horseman, where the horse is developed by the needs of the ranch. These horses reflect versatility and a working attitude in their movement.  This world joins with dressage which offers layers originally evolved from cavalry movements and training for the battlefield, today's dressage exhibits many of the training practices, skills and maneuvers present in classical dressage founded over 2000 years ago. In the Black Hicks clinic these two worlds come together on common ground in support of the horse.
    6-8 PM Idaho, USA Check your time zone
    Please submit any questions you have regarding the topic of Translating Horsemanship.  Martin, Jim and Donnette will select 10 to discuss during this virtual session.
    Send questions to askmartin@martinblack.net by February  18, 2022.
     You will have access to rewatch this virtual session for a limited time (one week) if you pre purchase a ticket to this event.  A link will be sent  to you 24 hours AFTER the close of the session.
  • Please join Martin Black and his guest Richard Winters.
    6-8 PM Idaho, USA Check your time zone
    Richard was first introduced to the cow horse traditions and the Vaquero style of horsemanship in the late seventies while growing up in California. It was during that time that Richard had the privilege of working for the late, great bridle horse trainer, Troy Henry, of Clovis, California. During those formative years, Richard had the opportunity to ride horses with a high degree of cow horse education. To pick up on the bridle reins and have a horse yield to his hands. Asking a horse to stop and turn around using his hocks in an athletic manner. Having a horse engage a cow whether cutting or going down the fence. Richard was hooked!

Needless to say, it was years before Richard was to even come close to developing a horse to that degree. However, once you have felt what is possible with the horse, you’re never satisfied with anything less. Richard has enjoyed success in starting colts, working with problem horses and conducting clinics around the world. Yet it is the pursuit of higher-level horsemanship that motivates him to saddle up every day.

With Winters success showing cow horses for the last two decades, he has been able to bring performance, refinement and more athleticism to horses and riders at the clinics he teaches. At Richard’s clinics he is able to help riders understand that the unity, harmony and soft feel that they are desiring can still be maintained while stepping up their game and pursuing performance horsemanship. Richard believes that you do not have to compromise your horsemanship principles to achieve more advanced goals.

Richard will often say, “Whether you’re playing sandlot baseball or you are in the major leagues, the principles are still the same. There is just a higher level of intensity and expectation once you reach that level.” Richard and Martin have been on similar journeys for decades. Sometimes they have traveled along the same path. And other times they have taken different routes. Richard looks forward to visiting with Martin about this journey and what they have learned along the way.

Hopefully Richard will be joined in this conversation with his daughter Sarah Dawson. A lifelong horsewoman who is, along with her husband Chris, a Top 10 Rider in the National Reined Cow Horse Association. She won the World Championship Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2020. And she is now very close to being a member in the NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Club.

Richard is now a “proven sire”. However, he is quick to point out that every breeder knows that “mare power” is everything. Richard credits his lovely wife Cheryl (and Sarah‘s mom) for that! For over 40 years Richard Winters has been on the journey of pursuing and perfecting the art of horsemanship. He along with his wife Cheryl have had the privilege of traveling throughout the United States and around the world conducting clinics and sharing his style and brand of horse/human communication.

Richard’s accomplishments include a World Championship title in the National Reined Cow Horse Association. Winner of the World Championship Colt Starting contest, Road to the Horse. He was also a Top Five finalist in the World Championship of Cowboy Dressage.

Richard has been honored with the release of his book, “From Rider to Horseman” that was published by Western Horseman magazine.

Richard and his wife Cheryl reside just outside of Weatherford, Texas, where Richard trains and shows cow horses and conducts horsemanship clinics throughout the country. You can learn more about Richard Winters Horsemanship at wintersranch.com.
    Please submit any questions you have regarding the topic of Colt Starting to the Performance Pen.  Martin and Richard will select 10 to discuss during this virtual session.
    Send questions to askmartin@martinblack.net by March 10, 2022.
     You will have access to rewatch this virtual session for a limited time (one week) if you pre purchase a ticket to this event.  A link will be sent  to you 24 hours AFTER the close of the session.
  • Please join Martin Black and his guest Lester Buckley.
    6-8 PM Idaho, USA Check your time zone
    Please submit any questions you have regarding the topic of How to Learn from Anyone.  Martin and Lester will select 10 to discuss during this virtual session.
    Send questions to askmartin@martinblack.net by March 24, 2022.
     You will have access to rewatch this virtual session for a limited time (one week) if you pre purchase a ticket to this event.  A link will be sent  to you 24 hours AFTER the close of the session.
  • Please join Martin Black and his guest Pete Butler as they bring us information regarding the importance of Horsemanship in Horseshoeing.
    6-8 PM Idaho, USA Check your time zone
    Please submit any questions you have regarding the topic of Horsemanship, or lack of it, in Horseshoeing .  Martin and Pete will select 10 to discuss during this virtual session.
    Send questions to askmartin@martinblack.net by April 6, 2022.
     You will have access to rewatch this virtual session for a limited time (one week) if you pre purchase a ticket to this event.  A link will be sent  to you 24 hours AFTER the close of the session.
  • Y Please join Martin Black and Dr. Steve Peters as they bring us the second EBH Virtual Clinic of 2022.
    6-8 PM Idaho, USA Check your time zone
    Please submit any questions you have regarding the topic of EBH.  Martin and Steve will select 10 to discuss during this virtual session.
    Send questions to askmartin@martinblack.net by April 20, 2022.
     You will have access to rewatch this virtual session for a limited time (one week) if you pre purchase a ticket to this event.  A link will be sent  to you 24 hours AFTER the close of the session.
  • Please join Martin Black and Dr. Steve Peters as they bring us the third EBH Virtual Clinic of 2022.
    6-8 PM Idaho, USA Check your time zone
    Please submit any questions you have regarding the topic of Evidenced Based Horsemanship .  Martin and Steve will select 10 to discuss during this virtual session.
    Send questions to askmartin@martinblack.net by July 20, 2022.
     You will have access to rewatch this virtual session for a limited time (one week) if you pre purchase a ticket to this event.  A link will be sent  to you 24 hours AFTER the close of the session.
  • Private one on one with Martin. - You don’t have to share this time with anyone else. - You won’t be heard by anyone else. - Ask as many questions as you like. - Send in up to 3 videos ahead of time for review - Visit about whatever subjects you like. - You’ll have access to rewatch your session. - Set up lessons with Martin A great way to interact with Martin in addition to the monthly Virtual clinics. You can customize your own personal lesson!

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