How the Dorrance Brothers Helped Me Find a Learning Mindset
Humanities • 17m
FEATURING: Bryan Neubert.
Why are people so captivated by horses? Horseman/buckaroo Bryan Neubert has some thoughts on this subject. Raised on his family’s ranch near Salinas, California, Bryan spent many hours learning from his neighbors Bill and Tom Dorrance and other revered horsemen. His horseback education continued with 20 years of cowboying, riding colts, and working as cowboss on some of the largest ranches in Nevada and California. Always learning, Bryan loves challenges and enjoys helping people and their horses through his colt starting, horsemanship, and cow-working clinics. Bryan's talk was part of a keynote conversation that featured three speakers who drew on personal stories to explore the value and growing relevance of horses in contemporary society and how we might regain the important connection horses once represented between rural and urban communities.
From the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Raised on his family’s ranch near Salinas, CA, Bryan Neubert spent his teen years learning from his neighbor and friend, Bill Dorrance. Bryan continued to learn from and work with Bill, along with Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance, and spent 20 years cowboying and riding colts on ranches across Nevada and California. He now holds horse clinics both at home in Alturas, CA, and across the United States and California, helping people and their horses through his colt starting, horsemanship, and cow working clinics.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, on Jan. 30, 2020.
Made possible by Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.