Vaquero Horse Training Tips

Dive into the vaquero tradition!

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The late Bill Van Norman was an expert in vaquero horse training techniques. He grew up learning from some of the best cowboys in the industry and was fortunate to have another great mentor in his father in law, Ray Hunt.

Bill was eager to share his training knowledge with others, as he believed the vaquero training traditions were the very best ways to develop a solid horse that can be used in all kinds of disciplines.

He said, “Vaquero methods take a lot more time than some, but they give the horse time to adjust at each step along the way. You have a lot better-broke hrose when you’re finished.”

In the Vaquero Horse Training Tips report, Bill takes you through the basics of vaquero horse training, focusing largely on the unique tools of the trade.

Bill explains:

  • Building a solid foundation in your first training lessons.
  • Getting started in the snaffle bit.
  • Transitioning to the two-rein.
  • Achieving a finished bridle horse.

Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll get the background story on Bill’s Van Norman Ranches, which won AQHA’s Bayer Best Remuda Award in 2001 for its tradition of raising well-bred, well-trained ranch horses. This heartfelt story is full of breathtaking photography.

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Here’s an excerpt from this valuable report.

“When you’re starting a colt, one of the most important things is to keep him from having bad experiences. If something happens to make him throw his head up and run off, he’ll remember that, and he might even revert back to it later. That’s why calm, gradual training will get you the best horse.

We start our colts in the winter of their 2-year-old year. We halter break the babies when they’re weaned, so these colts already know how to give to pressure a little bit and move their hindquarters.

As we’re halter breaking the babies, we want them to learn to trust us. We’re careful not to use movements, like slapping them, that might scare them. We just scratch and pet them until they start to trust us.

As I’m doing this, I hold the lead rope with my opposite hand instead of tying the colt up. This teaches him a lot, because if he gets scared and tries to leave, I can use the lead rope to arc his body around and slow his momentum. This lays the groundwork for the one-rein stop we’ll teach him later.”

Get the full story on the vaquero horse training tradition from one of the best trainers in the industry. Order Vaquero Horse Training Tips today!