Thinking Outside the Box with Steve Rother

In today’s fast paced world, many equestrians are being drawn back to the concept of developing an all-around horse – one that is willing and able to participate in anything from local horse shows to team penning events, trail rides, western dressage and perhaps even 4-H events. What a great feeling it is to enjoy your equine partner while participating in whatever comes your way. An all-around partnership may not mean that you are always the best at a particular event, but sometimes a jack-of-all-trades is better than a master of one. As a traveling horseman and clinician, it has been vital for me to help develop precisely these types of horses. Since I have the opportunity to work with riders of all breeds and disciplines, both Western and English, the horses I travel with must adapt to ever-changing environments and be able to demonstrate a vast array of manoeuvres…

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