Mane Dilemma

Sep 10
Jan Swan Wood

Saddle Pad Relief

Sep 3
Jan Swan Wood

Tall Horse Challenge

Aug 30
Jan Swan Wood

Recent Posts

Mane Dilemma

September 10, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

The trend of long, thick mane on horses is big right now, and though it seems like that couldn’t be a problem for a horse other than having the knots brushed out on occasion, I see another problem that could lead to soundness issues. Bear with me. The long, thick mane goes clear to the […]


Saddle Pad Relief

September 3, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

I like horses with a good set of withers. Because of that, I have taken a knife to some saddle pads to accommodate those high withers and keep pressure from the top of them, but that sure is hard to do with what saddle pads cost these days. Plus, it compromises the good qualities of […]


Tall Horse Challenge

August 30, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

I was day working for some folks in the fall twenty plus years ago. It was a family ranch with the patriarch of the clan there as well. We were preparing to gather a big pasture to ship the cows home as I recall. I had brought a horse of my Dad’s, as my string […]


Circle the Wagons: The Happy Toy Maker’s Thayne Slater

August 28, 2020
Savanna Simmons

My friend Jerry Sims posted a call for support for his hired man, Thayne Slater. Please consider purchasing a raffle ticket for any amount you care to from $1 on up. Jerry is wonderful support to many causes and organizations, and this one’s mighty important and a great way to thank him. Here are a […]


NFR Bound, Kiss and Shelley Morgan

August 26, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

The number six barrel racer in the world is aboard a special horse. Shelley Morgan rides “Kiss,” a six-year-old sorrel mare whose registered name is HR Fameskissandtell, and who is all woman. Shelley’s had great horses before, such as one named Short Go, who she rode at the 2009 National Finals Rodeo. And she knew […]


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