Martin Black Colt starting
Largest Modern Day Colt Start in North America at Rocking G Ranch
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"In August of 08 I had the privilege of participating in one of north Americas largest colt startings at the Rocking G Ranch in Red Water AB. Canada, learning from one of the worlds greatest horseman, Martin Black.
Blair and Tami Gigian of the Rocking G Ranch and Dancan and Jean MacMillan of the MacMillan Ranch in Vermilion AB. brought together 70 head of 2, 3 and 4 yr old horses and one mule, which were mostly untouched and wild. Thanks to Duncan for kindly inviting me to join them in this opportunity to learn from the best.
Martin brought a great crew with him, and together with a few more people Blair and Duncan brought in, we started all the horses under saddle, and even started some on cattle in just 15 days."
Jess W. Dyck
About Martin Black:
A fifth generation Owyhee County, Idaho, rancher and horseman. Martin Black started training working cow horses at a young age, using Spanish-California style horsemanship. He worked with some of the best vaqueros and horsemen in Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada, including his grandfather Albert Black; his great-uncle Paul Black; Tom Dorrance; Ray Hunt; Gene Lewis and Tom Marvel, all of whom influenced his gentle training methods and equine intuition.
Martin Black has conducted horsemanship, colt starting, ranch roping and cattle working clinics throughout North America, as well as in Australia, Europe and Brazil, and advocates using cow work to train horses.
Between clinics, Martin Black travels between his home in Idaho and his ranch in Sanger, TX. He still starts colts for the public and for ranches along the West Coast, trains racehorses on the East Coast and buckaroos on the Alvord Ranch in Oregon. He also offers schools at the Alvord Ranch and his Texas facility.