Horse Training Articles

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 […]


World champion calf-roper Paul Tierney offers roping clinics

March 20, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Paul Tierney knows what he’s talking about when it comes to timed events in the rodeo arena. This spring he’s offering aspiring ropers the chance to attend one of several Paul Tierney roping clinics to learn from one of the best. A world-champion calf-roper, Tierney also made it to the NFR in steer wrestling and won […]


Mike Pierson: Raising Horses Ranchers Ride

March 19, 2017
Bailee Murnion

“I guess I just always wanted to be a cowboy. I never remember wanting to do anything else.” – Mike Pierson In eastern Montana, winding along a lonely, desolate stretch of Highway 200, lays Garfield County. Spanning over 4,600 square miles, the average population density is the 3rd lowest of any county in the US […]


Ground Pole Exercise

March 15, 2017
Savanna Simmons

As spring approaches, I get itchy to spend more time in the saddle. Sometimes nice weather leads to muddy conditions, so this is a great pole exercise to work on in a small area without tearing up too much ground or risk your horse slipping and sliding. This involves one ground pole, narrow post, hose, […]


Rimfired: What To Do

March 13, 2017
Jolyn Young

I went down in a bad rimfire, I went down, down, down and the hooves went higher. And it burns, burns, burns rimfire, rimfire. Wait, that’s not quite how the classic Johnny Cash song goes. Must be a remake from the (in)famous Luke Beaumeister, who currently buckaroos at Nevada’s Maggie Creek Ranch and used to […]


Jill Moody Barrel Racing Clinic

March 11, 2017
Jenn Zeller

If you’ve wanted to up your game in the barrel racing pen, there’s an amazing opportunity afoot! Set aside the dates of March 24, 25, and 26th and head to Fort Pierre, SD! Come learn from 4 time WNFR qualifier, and two time WNFR Average Winner, Jill Moody. The clinic will be held in the Schomer […]


Simply a Phase

March 8, 2017
Savanna Simmons

A fellow mother and horsewoman and I were discussing phases of motherhood the other day, and giggling about how we are supposed to “dread” when our kids reach a new phase, like crawling for instance, and instead enjoy each phase. We agreed that while our kids are getting into more things they shouldn’t and must […]


Pressure and Intent

March 6, 2017
Jenn Zeller

Many of you know that a horse will move away from pressure, but they also need to learn to take it. The intent used when you ask for something with your horse is very important. They will sort it out sooner than us, most of the time! I’d been struggling with this horse running away […]


Training a colt in the branding pen– a few tips

February 24, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Ask A Pro Question: “Can you offer any tips for training a colt their first few times in the branding pen?”   Use these tips to help your young horse get a solid start in the branding pen. The photos of Boe Simmons on SFR Driftchip Honest were taken during the Four Three’s age-branding heifers this January. […]


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