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Top 10 Essential Oils for Horses

August 21, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Kristina Ellis, with The Oiled Equestrian, uses Essential Oils for and on herself and her horses. Read about my Q& A with her here. These are the Top 10 oils Kristina recommends for horse owners to have on hand. 1. Balance: Balance is DoTERRA’s Grounding blend. I like to use this oil before each training […]

Q&A with Kristina Ellis about Essential Oils

August 19, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Kristina Ellis is a DoTERRA Wellness Advocate who uses essential oils on her horses. Visit her website The Oiled Equestrian to learn more, click the link for Kristina’s Intro to Essential Oils for the Horse & Rider Class or follow her on her educational Facebook page at The Oiled Equestrian. What brand of oils do you use? I […]

Smoother Trailer Unloading

August 17, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Some horses are hesitant, slow, and clunky when stepping out of the trailer backwards, while other horses refuse to back out entirely. We prefer that our horses back out of the trailer. They tend to be in more control when backing and it prevents slipping of the front legs when hitting the ground, and slipping […]

Featured Horse for Sale: Cowy Ranch Gelding

August 15, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Boe Simmons’ Peppy San Badger is a 2008 Bay Gelding with Peppy San Badger and Doc Quixote on his papers. “Bruce” is consigned as Lot number 89 in the Sugar Bars Legacy Sale, September 17, in Sheridan, Wyoming. He’s cutting bred, and he has a big ol’ motor, is fast and SUPER snappy. We think he […]

The Curse of Expectations

August 11, 2017
Jenn Zeller

I swear to you, in my case anyway, expectations can drive a horse away from you. At least they’ve done that with my horse, Dino. For years, I’ve struggled to get him interested and wanting to be with me.  He’s by far my favorite mount — the most comfortable horse on the entire planet to […]

How To Saddle with a Three Point Rigging

August 9, 2017
Lynn Kohr

An in-skirt three point rigging saddle is often considered a better saddle. Why, you might ask? It distributes the torque of the latigo (the strap that goes from the saddle to the girth or cinch) and spreads out the contact of the saddle to the horse’s back. This increases the surface area that is being […]

Just Listen

August 4, 2017
Jolyn Young

When working with horses, most people emphasize the importance of using our eyesight. We look for our horse to lower his head. We observe our horse’s behavior around other horses to learn if he is assertive or passive. We watch for cues like cocking a hind leg and flattening his ears to indicate he’s about […]

Buckaroo Buys: Bridgit’s Bohemian Bunkhouse

August 2, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Bridgit Carone, of Bridgit’s Bohemian Bunkhouse, makes incredible hooked wool pads that are a must-have. She comes up with the most original, unique designs and can work with anyone to get a pad looking just right. Her Facebook page can be found by searching Bridgit’s Bohemian Bunkhouse or by clicking here. Here’s Bridgit’s story:  I grew up […]

War Knot Series, Part One: Mustache Knot

July 31, 2017
Jolyn Young

Here’s the first installment in a four-part series on tying a war knot or buckaroo knot in a horse’s tail. Buckaroo traditions were handed down from the California vaqueros, who learned their skills and customs from the Spanish conquistadors. In keeping with tradition, many modern-day buckaroos tie a knot in their horse’s tail each day […]

Cowboy Life In Black And White

July 29, 2017
Jolyn Young

Today’s cowboy may use cell phones and transport livestock via stock trailers rather than undertaking multi-state cattle drives, but many aspects of their lifestyle haven’t changed over the centuries. Then as now, cowboys wear felt hats, ride leather saddles and rope bovines every day. If it’s raining, they get wet. If it’s snowing, they get […]

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