Developed from a training series that appeared in Western Horseman, this book highlights the stock handling savvy and horsemanship skills of Martin Black. Five generations of Black's family have ranched and trained horses in the Great Basin region of Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada. His time-honored approach and uncanny understanding of the horse's mind and thought process allow him to achieve maximum performance with minimum stress.
Martin Black has stayed true to his Western roots and the time-honored approach to training horses since being raised in the Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada region of the Great Basin. He has competed successfully in rodeo, ranch rodeo, ranch-roping, and cow-horse events across America. His ability to develop feel and timing with his horses is uncanny. Having learned from the likes of Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt, Black is well-suited to carrying on this traditional approach to horse training. He divides his time between the Alvord Ranch in Oregon, and his winter-time home near Sanger, Texas.