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Featured Horse for Sale: 2008 Grulla Ranch Mare

April 12, 2017
Sales Staff

Sock it to Mia is up for sale by the Simmons family. Mia is a registered AQHA mare we’ve had since 2012. She’s been used in all aspects of ranching on a large cow-calf and yearling operation, as well as ridden to refine her. She has been started out of the heel box as well. […]


PRCA Rodeo World Standings

April 10, 2017
Maria Tibbetts

April 3, 2017 All-around 1. Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $55,636 2. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 50,328 3. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,271 4. Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 43,929 5. JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 29,368 6. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 27,706 7. Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 24,482 8. Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 23,877 9. Bart Brunson, […]


Equi Vibe encourages faster healing for horses’ feet and legs, increases hoof growth

April 5, 2017
Wendy Greenough

In a previous interview with Terri Kissack, we talked about her gift of helping horses at Kissack Equine. In this follow up installment with Terri, we will discuss the newest addition to her program, the Equi Vibe. What is the Equi Vibe? I purchased an Equi Vibe Machine in June of 2016 to add to […]


Wild horses on western lands face management crisis

April 3, 2017
Savanna Simmons

The Bureau of Land Management currently has more than 45,000 wild horses and burros in government holding pens, costing taxpayers nearly $50 million annually. In Nevada, there are 35,000 wild horses and burros on BLM public lands, approximately three times the Appropriate Management Level (APL) which was established for “thriving natural ecological balance,” said Ben […]


Knots for Tying Your Horse

March 31, 2017
Savanna Simmons

When tying my horses, there are two general knots I use: one for a horizontal bar or tie rail, and another for a vertical bar or in a ring. Neither pulls loose if a horse sets back on it, which I personally prefer, because I don’t want my horses to know that they can get […]


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 […]


Emerging Trends In Equine DNA

March 25, 2017
Maria Tibbetts

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 […]


Buckaroo Buys: J Bar D Canvas and Leather

March 23, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Shane and Amy Riley are the friendly faces behind J Bar D Canvas and Leather, an amazing, creative small business. They built us a beautiful, perfectly-crafted tipi that comfortably fits our family of four. They are known mostly for their tipis and bedrolls, but have been expanding their repertoire to include amazing leather work, some is even hand-painted, and […]


Feet First Horsemanship Ground Work

February 17, 2017
Wendy Greenough

The winter of 2017 has given me a whole new respect and appreciation for GROUND WORK!!!!  The majority of our barn yard is covered with large snow drifts and 1/2 of our outdoor arena is flooded with 2-3 foot drifts.  I am sure many of you can relate! As a result, I have found my […]


Barn or Tack Room Makeover: Part 2 — Get organized

February 11, 2017
Maria Tibbetts

Here are some tips for organizing horse tack and your barn or tack room ahead of the busy riding season. Consider seasonality when organizing horse tack. If you use blankets for only three months of the year, you don’t need to trip over them for the other 75 percent of the time. If you have […]