Argentinian Horse Tamer Brings Skills to Sonoma County Horsemen

Jul 13, 2016

The wild horse sanctuary at Montgomery Creek Ranch, just north of Sacramento, rescues hundreds of mustangs. But the ranch also hosts events to raise awareness and educate horsemen about wild horses at its sister training facility in Sonoma County. At a recent demonstration a traditional Argentinian technique called Doma India was used to gentle some of the ranch's horses. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports.

Cristobal Scarpati and Fandango the horse practice riding with a saddle.
Credit Tiffany Camhi

Many of the techniques used in the Doma India method can be found in videos online. In the video below, Cristobal Scarpati's father Oscar Scarpati demonstrates mounting a horse for the first time.