My Saddle

Mar 29
Jan Swan Wood

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My Saddle

March 29, 2017
Jan Swan Wood

Yesterday I hung my saddle on the yard fence and started stripping all of the “extra” stuff off of it. Rope, hobbles, boottop bag with it’s fencing pliers and goodies, tie down rope, gloves, breast collar, even cinches. As I was doing it, I was thinking back over everywhere that saddle and I have been […]


Coming to Rodeos Near You: Ladys Got Talent

March 28, 2017
Savanna Simmons

I wrote a story about Miles City, Montana’s Haven Meged competing in the Junior Ironman, a youth division of the CINCH Timed Event Championship in Guthrie, Oklahoma, for Tri-State Livestock News. (Read it here.) As is common in rodeo, Haven used a different horse for each event, one of which was a horse borrowed from […]


Conditioning an Out of Shape Horse

March 27, 2017
Jenn Zeller

Ask A Pro Question: “Our snow has finally melted and I’m anxious to get my horse competing again. What is the best way to get my horse back in shape?” The answers you will get on conditioning an out of shape horse may vary depending upon who you ask. So, I’ll give you the 411 on what’s worked […]


Emerging Trends In Equine DNA

March 25, 2017
Maria Tussing

Appraising a horse by physical appearance alone is a thing of the past in the world of equine breeding and selling. Thanks to rapidly changing advancements in equine DNA technology, horse owners, breeders and enthusiasts can learn more about their horses now than ever before. Tests evaluating an animal’s deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), can identify the […]


Horseshoeing: How To Be A Good Client

March 24, 2017
Jolyn Young

Cultivating and maintaining a good farrier-horse owner relationship is a two-way street. While it’s important to evaluate your horseshoer and make sure you are satisfied with his or her work (read more about that here), it’s equally important to be a good client. Wait, don’t you just have to write a check that cashes to be […]