Bill Black has poured his life into refining a simple piece of handmade horse gear called a hackamore. Although the device is rarely used anymore, it can teach a horse to work cattle with unusual brilliance, and beauty.
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Written by ANDY RIEBER
Introduction by SUMMER BROWN
Narrated by DINAH BERKELEY
Produced by LARRY ROSEN
Music by MIKE SNOWDEN OF “THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR MAKER”