In 2015 Western Horse UK Editor Vicky Rooke had the opportunity to talk to Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship international World Champion Colt Starter, a multiple-time Freestyle Reining Champion, during his clinic at Oakridge Arena.
We caught up with Joe Walter during his 2017 UK clinic tour, having spent the day watching his cow work clinic. In this interview, we get to know Horse trainer and clinician Joe Wolter, who studied with Ray Hunt and Tom and Bill Dorrance.
No matter what task we set them, it is of paramount importance that our horses are able to work for us (at any level), whilst maintaining their natural disposition. This is the fundamental principle I believe should be at the heart of all our interactions with horses. A well-trained horse should respond to a rider's communication rather than be forced into compliance by restriction and control.