American Cowboy in New Zealand

American Cowboy in New Zealand

Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications. http://truewesthorsemanship.com

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November 4, 2021 67 min

It was such fun to catch up with muleman, Ty Evans, to talk mulemanship/horsemanship and life!

About Ty: Ty Evans is a Christian, family man, and muleman. Ty, along with his wife Skye and daughters Ellie and Swayzee, spend 9 months a year traveling all over the US, Australia, and Canada teaching Mulemanship clinics. Ty strives to help people and their mules to be the best they can be. Along with teaching clinics, Ty offers a Onl...

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Very excited to dig a little deeper into horsemanship and riding theory. Do you ever stop for a moment and wonder just what, exactly, you're supposed to be working on? Many of us may know "what" we'd like to do with our horses, but what does that boil down to in basic fundamentals? Find out in this series, continuing today with the idea of "suppleness"!

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October 2, 2021 40 min

Was incredible to catch up with Cole again, learning more about his adventures and growing up with Craig Cameron as his dad! About Cole: Cole Cameron was raised in the cowboy and western way of life. Born in Arizona, raised in Texas and son to world champion and Hall of Fame cowboy, Craig Cameron. Cole has spent his life on family ranches in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona and was always a top student, as well as a highly gifted ath...

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It's Story-Time! In these podcasts I share an exciting personal story from my life with horses and the lessons we can learn through the crazy adventures you can find yourself in!

About American Cowboy In New Zealand Podcast: Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insigh...

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August 30, 2021 88 min

It was a lot of fun (and thought-provoking!) to visit with Anna, after having met her at Equidays here in New Zealand in '18. She has such a way with horses and words! 

Anna Blake is a horse advocate, trainer, international clinician, and award-winning author of six books. Anna believes affirmative training principles build a Relaxed & Forward foundation that crosses over all riding disciplines in the same way that the und...

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Very excited to dig a little deeper into horsemanship and riding theory. Do you ever stop for a moment and wonder just what, exactly, you're supposed to be working on? Many of us may know "what" we'd like to do with our horses, but what does that boil down to in basic fundamentals? Find out in this series, starting today with the idea of "Forward" or  quality movement!

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Join me today for a special story-time podcast - where I share an exciting personal story from my life with horses and the lessons we can learn through the crazy adventures you can find yourself in!

 

About American Cowboy In New Zealand Podcast: Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industri...

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It is an honor to have caught up with Colton Woods recently! We haven't met in person yet, but have enjoyed getting to know one another through social media and visiting on one another's podcasts. It is always enjoyable to visit with a like-minded student of the horse!

Colton is an evolving horseman who is dedicated to teaching his students a progressive horsemanship approach built on practical application and understand...

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In this episode, I clarify the use and purpose of tools such as a rope halter, snaffle bit, or hackamore as a direct feel (as opposed to indirect feel or body language). Humans tend to use their hands and tools too much and can very easily be unclear to their horse regarding the simple meaning behind these tools. Combined with the previous episode, these principles will really help you clarify your communication with horses!

 

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In this episode I cover some of the details of 'body language' when it comes to horses. This catch phrase in the horsemanship world is often misunderstood or poorly defined. What does it actually look like and how can we become more effective in our communication? About American Cowboy In New Zealand Podcast: Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and int...

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June 25, 2021 60 min

I always enjoy catching up with Jane, whether at an expo, a clinic or when our families get together for a meal! Jane works incredibly with a huge array of riders all over the world. As a qualified and successful equestrian mental skills, mindset & trauma-informed movement coach, Jane has worked with both competitive and recreational horse riders all over the world, inspiring them to new levels of confidence, connection and pe...

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In this episode I cover what I call the "Three R's" -the differences between what these look like and how we set our horses up to truly be responsive, which is based in trust and understanding. About American Cowboy In New Zealand Podcast: Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching indu...

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It was an honor to catch up with world renowned horseman Warwick Schiller again, hear more of his story and discuss fresh insights that he has been developing. A lifelong equestrian of varying disciplines, Warwick Schiller moved from his home country of Australia in his 20s to the United States in order to pursue his dream of training horses. He focused his competitive efforts on Reining, becoming an NRHA Reserve World Champion, a...

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In this episode I discuss some of the pitfalls of the traditional approach, which teaches us to work with our horses almost entirely with our horses on the left side. But does this fit the way a horse sees the world? About American Cowboy In New Zealand Podcast: Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ra...

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