American Cowboy in New Zealand
Episode 7: Interview with Colton Woods

Episode 7: Interview with Colton Woods

July 20, 2021

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 understanding of the horse on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level. Colton has a deep passion for bringing together the similarities and uniqueness, which both Dressage and the Vaquero Bridle Horse traditions have to offer. He is continually pushing himself personally and professionally to develop his own understandings, insights, and skill sets to help better serve the horses and humans that he is blessed to work with. 

To Colton, horsemanship is not just a way to train a horse, but it is everything we do with our horses and in our own lives. Colton and his wife, Maredith, own and operate Colton Woods Horsemanship based in Lexington, Kentucky. They serve the their clients through their Online Video Library, the Heart of Horsemanship Podcast, teaching horse and human development clinics, training horses and teaching lessons.
Find Colton at: https://ColtonWoodsHorsemanship.com
https://www.facebook.com/ColtonWoodsHorsemanship
https://www.instagram.com/coltonwoodshorsemanship/ 

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 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.

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Episode 6: Ben Longwell - The Direct Feel

Episode 6: Ben Longwell - The Direct Feel

July 9, 2021

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!

 

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 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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https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship

Episode 5: Ben Longwell - Body Language

Episode 5: Ben Longwell - Body Language

June 25, 2021

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 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
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship

 

Episode 4: Interview with Jane Pike

Episode 4: Interview with Jane Pike

June 25, 2021

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 performance. She specialises in movement education and biomechanics with a specific emphasis on the nervous system, allowing us to reprogram reflexive emotional and physical responses.
Find Jane at: https://confidentrider.online/
https://www.facebook.com/TheConfidentRider/
https://www.instagram.com/confident_rider/

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 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
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship

 

Episode 3: Ben Longwell - Reaction, Resistance & Response

Episode 3: Ben Longwell - Reaction, Resistance & Response

June 25, 2021

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 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
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship

 

Episode 2: Interview with Warwick Schiller

Episode 2: Interview with Warwick Schiller

June 25, 2021

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, and also representing Australia at the 2010 & 2018 World Equestrian Games. Warwick's ever-evolving training philosophy places the horse's mental well-being at the forefront of every interaction. He now spends his time helping people create deep and meaningful relationships with their horses, by helping them to change their perceptions about their horses and themselves. His unique ability to relate horse training to greater life lessons, partnered with his science-based training approach, has transformed thousands of horses and people around the world and is reflected by his growing fan base among riders interested in a kinder, more horse-centric method of training. Warwick has over 600 training videos on his online video platform, designed to create a relaxed, connected and skilled equine partner,  as well as close to 200,000 followers on social media and 23 million views on YouTube.
Find Warwick at: https://warwickschiller.com

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 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
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship

 

Episode 1: Ben Longwell - Left Side, Right Side, Near Side, Off Side?

Episode 1: Ben Longwell - Left Side, Right Side, Near Side, Off Side?

June 24, 2021

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 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
https://www.facebook.com/truewesthorsemanship
https://www.instagram.com/true_west_horsemanship
https://www.youtube.com/cowboyandkiwigirl
https://www.tiktok.com/@true_west_horsemanship

 

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