Weeds, Flies And Road Trips: A Western Travel Guide

May 24, 2017
Jolyn Young

Summer is approaching, and all ranch folks know what that means: weeds, flies, and road trips. If you’re in the mood to throw a suitcase in the pickup and hit the highway, here are a few words of wisdom – or something – about a few Western destinations. To help out my fellow traveler, I […]

20 Things To Do While Waiting

May 22, 2017
Jolyn Young

When a person is out cowboying, he or she sometimes must wait. Sometimes you’re waiting to meet up with the rest of the crew to throw together everyone’s cattle from the day’s circle. Sometimes you’re waiting for a signal from another cowboy to move down the ridge. Sometimes you’re waiting for someone to come pick […]

Weird Wagon Questions

May 19, 2017
Jolyn Young

It’s springtime, and you know what that means: green grass, bouncy calves and branding on the wagon. Well, this last part is true for the handful of big ranches that still use a wagon to brand calves each spring. And most of these ranches use a pickup, not an actual wagon. Confused yet? Here are […]

Foals; Care and Supplies

May 17, 2017
Jessie Salter

When it comes to foals there can be many ups and downs. As horse owners, we can’t help but worry when it comes to foaling. However, most of the time Mother Nature does a great job, and mares and foals are happy and healthy with no assistance from us. These are the kinds of mares and […]

Modern-Day Buckaroo Attire

May 15, 2017
Jolyn Young

In articles about the differences in clothing and gear used by cowboys in different regions, the buckaroo is usually portrayed as a caricature from the 1980s. Modern-day buckaroos no longer wear snap-brim hats and thrift-store coats unless they find a wicked good deal on a Cabela’s cast off. Here’s a breakdown of the typical buckaroo’s […]

Top 7 Horse Songs That Aren’t About Horses

May 12, 2017
Jolyn Young

There are scads of songs devoted to our equine companions, and dozens more that mention horses as some part of a theme. Here are a few of the catchiest horse songs that aren’t about horses. 1)White Horse by Laid Back, 1984 In this funky tune, the singers encourage listeners to not ride the white horse. […]

Horse Care Calendar Part 3

May 11, 2017
Heather Smith Thomas

Your horse care calendar for the fall and winter months should look something like this: SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER – If you ride in the fall or plan to go hunting horseback, you will have your horse re-shod again. “As a farrier, I sit down with clients to figure out their year’s shoeing schedule,” says Nelson. […]

The Look In His Eye

May 10, 2017
Jolyn Young

“Jolyn, have you been bucked off lately?” The question was asked years ago by the ranch manager. He could see that I was about to step on a fresh 2-year-old cutting filly with a broncy look in her eye. “No, but I might be about to,” I said as I swung aboard. Jenna was the […]

Featured Horse Event: Double J Horse Sale

May 9, 2017
Sales Staff

Double J Horse Sales: Spring 2017 All Breeds Consignment Sale Double J Horse Sales All Breeds Consigment sale is held every spring and fall at Dickinson, ND at Stockmen’s Livestock. They take consignments for all horses. Their mission is to have great horses consigned to this sale and bring many buyers in to get the […]

Organizing a Living Quarters Trailer

May 8, 2017
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been on the road a lot this Spring, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon! We thought it would be fun to share with you how to organize your Living Quarters Trailer. Or at least I can share with you how I organize mine. I haven’t yet, sadly, figured out the easiest way to […]

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