Martin Black

(by Jennifer Dennison?)
Published in Western Horseman Magazine; May, 2008; p56 sidebar

A fifth generation Owyhee County, Idaho, rancher and horseman. Martin Black started training working cow horses at a yound 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.
 
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, 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.
 
For more information on Black and his DVDs, visit www.martinblack.net .