Synopses & Reviews
Bobby Ingersoll's skills as a horse trainer and David Stoecklein's gifts as a photographer make for a fascinating book, complete with a historical look at hackamore training, practical tips for horsemen, sketches, and beautiful images.
"Following the Spanish tradition, Bobby's philosophy deals with the heart and the mind of the horse. He believes that only through feel, can one truly communicate to a horse and that's what makes someone a good horseman or what many call a 'Horse Whisperer.'"
-- National Reined Cow Horse Association
Bobby Ingersoll and David R Stoecklein have collaborated on a book about the California stock horse and the tradition of hackamore training It is rapidly becoming a lost art The book includes intricate drawings and diagrams along Z99 Stoeckleins phot
About the Author
started showing horses at an early age and has been showing and winning for many years. Some of his career highlights are winning the Snaffle Bit Futurity three times, winning the Triple Crown in 1975 (winning all three divisions) and winning the LA and the North Western Cutting Futurities. But Bobby feels that winning isn't everything. He would rather be noted as a good horseman that understands horses and people.
David R. Stoecklein has worked closely with ranchers and cowboys from every Western state. Through his work, he has gained a deep understanding of and respect for cowboys. His quest to keep the spirit of the West alive is heartfelt and uncompromising. David spends every free moment photographing cowboys and all elements of their lives, preserving their heritage and traditions. David resides in Sun Valley with his wife, Mary, and their three sons.
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction (2) History (3) Basic Training Techniques (4) Great Stock Horsemen of the Past (5) Great Stock Horses of the Past (6) Safety (7) Five Basic Goals