Martin Black

City Bruneau
Province/State ID
Country United States
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Reaching back five generations on both his maternal and paternal sides, Martin`s family has ranched in Owyhee County, ID.    Martin Black`s family has maintained the ranching tradition on the same ranch since 1865.  Martin would like to share some insight to the culture and traditions that he has lived and hopes to preserve and pass it on for others to enjoy.


With his deeply rooted tradition and the desire to honor and maintain it, along with the influence of other present-day horseman, he has studied different elements of horsemanship and traditional gear.  More information on the history and traditional use of this gear can be found on the newly released Bridle Horse Series and on the Traditional Gear and Rawhide Page found on the website.

- Martin grew up working on the fmaily ranch and after High School, left home to work on other ranches with top horseman in Idaho, Nevada and California.

- After more than 30 years of cattle being the primary source of income and horses being the secondary, Martin decided to make his living working with horses. With his reputations on the ranches and in the arena, it wasn`t long before he was travelling coast to coast in the US, Australia, Europe and Brazil.

- Martin has worked with Hall of Fame and All Time Leading Trainers of cutting, reining and race horses.

- Started Pleasantly Perfect who went on to win in excess of $7 Million.

-Started Smart Little Scoot who is the All Time Leading money earning son of Smart Little Lena. As well as numerous other champions in Cutting, Reining and Reined Cow Horse.

-Earned over $75,000 in Stock Horse and NRCHA events as well as roping, saddle-bronc and camp drafting competitions.

-Competed in the Worlds Greatest Horseman 3 years in a row. Scored in the top ten in Roping, Reining and Cow-working go-rounds.

-Multiple finalists at NRCHA World Show.

-RHAA National Champion Cowboy and Open Ranch Horse, Abilene, Texas

- World Finals Ranch Rodeo, Open champion Ranch Horse two years in a row, Amarillo, Texas

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