Ray Hunt, Western Horseman
Sep 27, 2021
Joe knows people, and here is one that influenced the way he treats horses... with the uttermost respect!
Ray Hunt devoted his life to the horse and teaching people a better way to work with the horse. He defined Western Horseman's ideas regarding instructional material.
Ray Hunt is said to be Tom Dorrance's best-known student. They met around 1960 at a fair in Elko, Nevada. While Dorrance avoided media attention and clinics, by the mid-1970s, Hunt was giving clinics far and wide. Ray is famous for starting each clinic with the statement, "I'm here for the horse, to help him get a better deal." He also liked to say, "make the wrong thing difficult and the right thing easy."
Ray learned to transcend traditional ideas of working with horses. He wasn't the first to do this, but he's the man responsible for spreading the gospel of modern training and horsemanship techniques worldwide. Ray Hunt is the source of the modern genre of horse clinicians.