Horse Training Articles

Riding with Buck Brannaman: The Conclusion

August 16, 2014
Jenn Zeller

In previous discussions about my time riding with Buck, we discussed what to look for when deciding to attend a clinic, how effective his clinics are, and how to get the most out of the experience. We’ll wrap up this series today by talking about how the experience benefited my business, and why I would […]


Riding with Buck: Part 5

August 14, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Now that we know what classes are offered, let’s talk about what classes I’ve participated in and watched while at his clinics. I have now ridden in every class he has to offer, save Colt Starting, Foundation Horsemanship and Cow Work – though we’ve done plenty of Cow Work in all the H2 classes I’ve […]


Riding with Buck: Part 4

August 9, 2014
Jenn Zeller

In first three installments of this series, we learned a little about who Buck Brannaman is, how I chose to ride with him, and how practicality, safety and confidence play a role in his clinics. Today, we’ll discuss the classes he offers and the next post will focus on the effectiveness of his clinics. I […]


How To Attach a Curb Strap or Chain Properly

August 8, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

I have seen an error made in the assembly of a bridle multiple times over the years, and want to caution others against making the same mistake. This concerns those bits with a second rein loop or gag loop where the mouthpiece attaches. I have seen people put their curb strap or curb chain through […]


Horses, Kids, and Kid’s Horses

August 5, 2014
Jessie Salter

That age old question…What makes a good kid’s horse? Well, most of us know that the majority of the time, an old horse is best suited for a kid. One that has been there, done that. You or someone you know, has owned that horse a while, and know all his quirks.  But does their […]


Riding with Buck: Part 3

August 3, 2014
Jenn Zeller

We previously discussed Practicality and Safety. Confidence comes as a result of those. It’s all related. Confidence is something I’ve gained at every clinic. Take riding colts for example.  I had ridden a few colts in my life prior to my moving to the ranch here in South Dakota (I had even started my own […]


Riding With Buck: Part 2

July 30, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Previously, we discussed who Buck is. Now we will delve into why I’d choose to ride with him above most others. How is it, that someone, like me, who makes their living riding horses, chooses to attend a clinic in the first place? Some might think I already know enough. I will be the first […]


Riding with Buck Brannaman – A Series

July 27, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I would like to consider myself a professional horseman. But the truth is, I’m merely on the journey.  It’s true that I get to spend my days horseback, but just because someone makes a living doing something, doesn’t mean they’re as good at it now, as they will be in 10 years, or even 20. […]


Stuff My Horse Has Taught Me

July 25, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Those of you that know me, know I follow the teachings of Buck Brannaman. One of his famous quotes is: “Horses and life, it’s all the same to me.” I’ve known that quote. And in theory I’ve known what it means. But there’s a difference between what you think you know, and actually putting that […]


Ride Aware of Your Horse’s Feet. Tips from Lynn Kohr

July 21, 2014
Jessie Salter

I want to take this opportunity to share some quick tips from my dear friend and proven trainer and competitor,  Lynn Kohr.    I’ve ridden with Lynn since I was little, and she never ceases to amaze me with her talented horsemanship and hunger for learning and improving. This particular tip is one that hits […]