Tradiciones del Vaquero
“Jaquima a Freno” in Ontario
The horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see. Sometimes you will.
- Buck Brannaman
you need to do less sooner, you’re always doing too much, late
- Ray Hunt


The word Vaquero means “cowboy” and has been Anglicized to Buckaroo. The Vaquero are the legendary horsemen of the western USA.
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The Vaquero, the legendary Spanish horsemen who introduced the style of horsemanship that is now recognized as natural horsemanship.
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What We Do

We promote the Vaquero style of horsemanship, connecting people with clinicians, horses, equipment suppliers and basic training information.
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Latest News

To Bute or not to Bute:

Bute is overprescribed and overused, and unfortunately many horse owners are unaware of the longer term implications of its use.

The way people think

The way people think is divergent from the way horses think, yet here we are, expecting them to change and think the way we do in order to satiate our expectations.

Styles of Horsemanship

I used to think that there were styles of horsemanship, types, varied by something exogenous - some external variant, a piece of equipment, a type of horse, whatever. Now, I finally understand that horsemanship is horsemanship, there is no such thing as bad horsemanship, such a thing is simply not horsemanship at all.

Upcoming Events

Working Equitation Canada – Ontario

Working Equitation Canada – the Official Canadian Sanctioning Body is working on developing a presence in Ontario.  Plans are underway […]

Ride with Martin Black, a real Cowboy and Great Horseman.

I highly recommend joining a Martin Black Clinic, I have ridden in five of them and had the experience(s) of […]

Ride with Buck Brannaman

Buck Brannaman's clinic schedule is published on his website.