PO Box 50
Bluff Dale TX
USA 76433
Phone: 254.728.3082
 Craig Cameron American Horsemanship All Rights Reserved 2016

Craig’s Background

For most of his life, since he could walk, Craig Cameron

has been associated with horses.

Growing up in Texas, he became a dyed-in-the wool Texan and at two

years of age he began riding  “Old Mac,” a sixteen year old gelding on

his grandfather’s ranch near Cat Spring, Texas.

When he was three, he moved to Yokosuka, Japan and lived for

two years with his family while his father served in the Korean

episode.  It was discovered that he had a remarkable talent for

communication and making friends.  Without knowing Japanese,

or without the Japanese knowing English, he was able to explain

the rules of football to his young Japanese friends.  No one was

ever able to entirely clarify this.

Back in Houston, he became an avid Houston athlete, playing running back for the Baby

Oilers in grade school and defensive half at Robert E Lee high school.  He also showed a

talent for music, inherited from his concert-pianist El Paso grandmother, and played bass

guitar in the “Chessmen,” a combo led by Billy Gibbons, later of “ZZ-Top” fame. 

Additionally he mastered the harmonica.  But it was always the outdoors, nature and

horses that attracted him, and he became a superb hunter and crack shot who respected

the game and sportsmanship.  Always he preferred a stalk to a baited blind.

During one summer session, he attended Culver Military

Academy in Indiana and was schooled in equestrian basics and

English riding.  In his formal riding habit, the Western cowboy,

hidden, was not discernible. 

In college he majored in agriculture which included bulls and bulls

had to be ridden.  To learn how, he studied with Jim Shoulders and

became a bull rider over the objections of his fracture-conscious but

supportive family.  After winning many events, he became highly

ranked in the annals of Texas bull riding.

Subsequently, his family sold the Cat Spring ranch and acquired another ranch in Giddings, Texas,

where he became the manager and operated a successful cattle business.  Here he discovered his

talent for communicating with horses; he understood them and they, him.  He could get inside a

horse’s mind and make friends.  Once trust was established he found that with patience and

understanding he could quickly and gently introduce an untrained horse to the bridle, bit, saddle and

rider, all this without a shade of the raucous manhandling techniques of the old West.  Using the same

gentle mind-driven techniques, he then could teach the horse and his rider the fine points of equestrian

methods. 

Meticulously he refined and nurtured this gift and when he was ready,

he began giving local demonstrations that were regarded as

remarkable.  Quickly this startling talent was recognized and sought

after.  This led to seminars throughout the USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico,

Canada, and requests from Europe, as well as publication of these

techniques in authoritative horsemanship journals.

In 1994 to further accommodate his burgeoning fame, he established the Double Horn Ranch, Craig

Cameron Clinics for Horse Training and Horsemanship in Bluff Dale, Texas.  Although he still travels

giving seminars, it is here in Bluff Dale where his home and ranch accommodates students in an

aura of the old West that Craig Cameron shines the brightest, for he is truly a Western man sprinkled

with the stardust of horsemanship genius.

To see what Craig is up to nowadays, visit his schedule

PO Box 50
Bluff Dale TX
USA 76433
Phone: 254.728.3082
 Craig Cameron American Horsemanship All Rights Reserved 2016

Craig’s Background

For most of his life, since he

could walk, Craig Cameron

has been associated with

horses.

Growing up in Texas, he became a dyed-

in-the wool Texan and at two years of age

he began riding  “Old Mac,” a sixteen year

old gelding on his grandfather’s ranch near

Cat Spring, Texas.

When he was three, he moved to

Yokosuka, Japan and lived for two years

with his family while his father served in

the Korean episode.  It was discovered

that he had a remarkable talent for

communication and making friends. 

Without knowing Japanese, or without the

Japanese knowing English, he was able to

explain the rules of football to his young

Japanese friends.  No one was ever able

to entirely clarify this.

Back in Houston, he became an avid

Houston athlete, playing running back for

the Baby Oilers in grade school and

defensive half at Robert E Lee high school. 

He also showed a talent for music, inherited

from his concert-pianist El Paso

grandmother, and played bass guitar in the

“Chessmen,” a combo led by Billy Gibbons,

later of “ZZ-Top” fame.  Additionally he

mastered the harmonica.  But it was always

the outdoors, nature and horses that

attracted him, and he became a superb

hunter and crack shot who respected the

game and sportsmanship.  Always he

preferred a stalk to a baited blind.

During one summer session, he attended

Culver Military Academy in Indiana and was

schooled in equestrian basics and English

riding.  In his formal riding habit, the

Western cowboy, hidden, was not

discernible. 

In college he majored in agriculture which

included bulls and bulls had to be ridden. 

To learn how, he studied with Jim

Shoulders and became a bull rider over the

objections of his fracture-conscious but

supportive family.  After winning many

events, he became highly ranked in the

annals of Texas bull riding.

Subsequently, his family sold the Cat Spring

ranch and acquired another ranch in

Giddings, Texas, where he became the

manager and operated a successful cattle

business.  Here he discovered his talent for

communicating with horses; he understood

them and they, him.  He could get inside a

horse’s mind and make friends.  Once trust

was established he found that with patience

and understanding he could quickly and

gently introduce an untrained horse to the

bridle, bit, saddle and rider, all this without a

shade of the raucous manhandling

techniques of the old West.  Using the same

gentle mind-driven techniques, he then

could teach the horse and his rider the fine

points of equestrian methods. 

Meticulously he refined and nurtured this

gift and when he was ready, he began

giving local demonstrations that were

regarded as remarkable.  Quickly this

startling talent was recognized and sought

after.  This led to seminars throughout the

USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, and

requests from Europe, as well as

publication of these techniques in

authoritative horsemanship journals.

In 1994 to further accommodate his

burgeoning fame, he established the

Double Horn Ranch, Craig Cameron Clinics

for Horse Training and Horsemanship in

Bluff Dale, Texas.  Although he still travels

giving seminars, it is here in Bluff Dale

where his home and ranch accommodates

students in an aura of the old West that

Craig Cameron shines the brightest, for he

is truly a Western man sprinkled with the

stardust of horsemanship genius.