Learn With Brad Barkemeyer
Growing up on a Montana ranch, Brad started his first colt when he was 12. By the age of 14, Brad was training horses in different disciplines for the public. This early experience served him well throughout his career as a professional horseman and trainer. Brad has experienced success in American Quarter Horse, National Cutting Horse, National Reined Cowhorse, U.S. and World Series Team Roping Championship events. Today, Brad operates a family-owned horse training business, Bar B Performance Horses, where he sets the bar high for horses, people, and products.
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Watch as professional horsemen, Brad Barkemeyer and colleague Corey Cushing, demonstrates his go-to techniques and products to get his horses show ready.
Grooming Steps Before Riding
eZall® Total Body Wash Green is Perfect for Shows
How to Apply Weaver Leather Shine & Detangler to a Horse
Professional horseman, Brad Barkemeyer, discusses the benefits, styles and fit when using rope halters.
How to Decide Whether to Use a Rope Halter or a Nylon Halter
How to Tie a Lead to a Rope Halter
How To Fit and Tie a Silvertip Halter
Brad Barkemeyer discusses the benefits, styles and fit when using snaffle, shank bits and how to properly bridle and unbridle your horse.
Benefits and Function of a Snaffle Bit
Function of a Bridle with a Snaffle Bit
Function of a Bridle with a Shank Bit
Choosing a Bit Metal Type for Your Horse
Attaching Reins to a Bit
Bridling a Horse with a Browband Headstall
How to Properly Bridle a Horse
How to Properly Take off a Bridle
Tack is not limited to a saddle and a bridle, below Brad discusses various tack accessories that you may come across in your riding adventures.
Proper Saddle Pad Placement
Choosing the Right Breast Collar
Attaching a Tie Down Keeper to a Breast Collar
Attaching Lil' Dude® Stirrups to a Full-Sized Saddle
How to Put Spur Straps on Boots
Knowing how to protect your horses legs are a crucial part horsemanship. Watch Brad Barkemeyer apply and fit Weaver Leather's top protective athletic boots.
How to Fit, Adjust and Apply Prodigy® Athletic Boots
Applying Weaver Leather's Leather Splint Boots
Many people choose to blanket their horses in colder months, but a large number of those people do not know the proper way to fit and blanket a horse. Brad discusses proper blanketing techniques in the below video series.
How To Measure Your Horse For a Blanket
How to Blanket Your Horse
Being a good horseman involves more than just riding. Brad Barkemeyer demonstrates other tips that may be helpful when you are working in the barn.
Miracle Collar® for Cribbing Horses
How to Properly Tie a Horse
Maintaining Leather Tack
Filling and Hanging a Slow Feed Hay Net
Filling and Hanging a Slow Feed Hay Bag
If you want to ride like a pro you'll want to use the same gear as the pros! Check out Brad Barkemeyer's favorite Weaver Leather gear below!