A Thoroughly Imprinted Foal

Apr 5
Jan Swan Wood

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A Thoroughly Imprinted Foal

April 5, 2021
Jan Swan Wood

Back in the years of having a band of broodmares, we actually had few foaling difficulties. One spring though, a big mare that I had raised and ridden for several years just refused to have her foal. The foal’s feet and muzzle would be out and as soon as the pressure of the chest coming […]


GETTIN’ ON’S THE HARD PART

April 2, 2021
Jan Swan Wood

My hip had gotten progressively worse over the years from a horse wreck when I was young and limber. I still made a living on a horse, but it wasn’t getting easier. Getting on was a struggle as my right leg couldn’t bend “out” anymore, thus making it challenging to get it over the cantle […]


Making a Barrel Horse: Almont, ND Jackpot

March 30, 2021
Jenn Zeller

In my continuing series on making a barrel horse, I wanted to share my latest run. My mare is now 7, and we spent most of last year clocking in the 4D and 5D respectively. For those of you not in the world of barrel horses – that means she was running 2 – 2.5 […]


Fenchie Yicked Me!

March 28, 2021
Jan Swan Wood

The summer before had been a severe drought and dams were empty. Some spring rain, though not enough for runoff, had made the grass come on, so there was good grazing, but not a drop for livestock or anything else to drink. My folks had decided to rest their summer pasture when they found they […]


Making a Barrel Horse – Hauling a Young Horse

March 11, 2021
Jenn Zeller

Hauling a horse is one of the single most important ways to make them great — save for roping cattle on them. The more broke you can get your horse, the better; the more they’ll focus on you. The less likely they are to make mistakes. Getting a horse really really broke is a never-ending […]


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