Carson James takes horsemanship back to its original and pure form. His experience working for large ranches in the northwest, for performance trainers, and riding thousands of 'problem' horses around the country has given him the opportunity to practically apply the horsemanship skills he outlines in this book. His ability to break these concepts down into small and easily understandable steps sets him apart from many contemporary clinicians. He began his horsemanship journey as a teenager. He needed some cash in his pocket, so he started riding some local horses for folks just to keep them exercised. But he soon realized that his skills were lacking, and he was determined to find out what was really going on in the horse's mind. As his passion to become a skilled rider grew, he studied the great horsemen of the past, vaquero horsemanship, dressage, and anything else he could get his hands on. Then he worked for some performance trainers and surrounded himself with guys who were really handy horseback on some big ranches in the northwest. He rode horse after horse not only getting a job done but allowing each one to teach him something new. It was a lot of trial and error, but he found that no matter what level a horse is at, or what 'problems' he is having, every single horse will respond when you apply true horsemanship. Now he make hundreds of horse training videos for his followers and travels around the country conducting clinics to impart to others what the horses have taught him.