“Considering all the fast methods and new equipment used at the present time, and comparing the new with the old, the best all-around horses for rein and cow work are still being made with the old time methods.  Although it requires extra time and patience on the part of both riders and management, the results are worth it.”

   –  Ed Connell, Hackamore Reinsman 1952

The Californios

“We invite you to slow down and pay attention to the little things. True handiness is a thinking person’s game. The Californios have dedicated their lives to quality; look for and appreciate the ones who have achieved perfection. It’s the shining light of civility in the wild and untamed world in which they work.”

– Dave Weaver and Gwynn Turnbull Weaver

Buck Brannaman

“I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned what a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider.”

– Buck Brannaman

Jaquima a Freno Morgan Stock Horses

“I have been blessed to have known some great horses, and some incredible human beings.  They have taught me much; and I hope that along the way more horses, and more people, will teach me even greater things. 

The concept of building a Bridle Horse is only partly about skill – rather, it has more to do with learning about oneself.  The skills come in time – facing the other is far more difficult.” 

– Jo Johnson – Thoughts About Bridle Horses

Joe Wolter

“There’s a lot to learn from a horse and a lot to learn from Joe Wolter about horses, horsemanship and the fundamentals of ranch roping. People from beginning through advanced skill levels will benefit from Joe’s clinics.”

– Bill Dorrance

“I’m just a regular cowboy who had some help along the way.”                   – Joe Wolter