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A Little Tarp Work

December 11, 2018
Jenn Zeller

Tarp work is one of the training tools that we feel is important in preparing a horse to be ridden. Here we show you how some of our ranch interns, utilize tarps on a couple of  2 year old geldings. This is to prepare them for the riding to come. As you’ll see there are […]


How To Work A Gate Horseback

December 9, 2018
Tristen Baroni

A horse that can work a gate well has been and always will be sought after. Operating a gate, working alleys, and cattle well are a sure way to get invited back to an event or get hired, depending on your position. The gate offers us a great opportunity to let our horses have a […]


Diamonds In The Desert Performance Horse Sale

November 30, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

  Diamonds In The Desert Performance Horse Sale is a new and exciting sale!  The sale is happening in Las Vegas, Nevada during the WNFR at the Plaza Hotel, December 13th at 1pm! MM Auction Services, LLC owned and operated by high school rodeo sweethearts, Colby and Codi Gines of Powell, Wyoming are more than delighted […]


Housing Horses on the Rodeo Road

November 26, 2018
Jenn Zeller

I have spent plenty of time taking down, and setting up, small, electric (hot-wire), enclosures for my horses while on the rodeo road. They’re not entirely unhandy. My fencer is battery powered, lightweight, and small which makes it pretty easy to travel with. BUT… When I was at the WPRA World Finals in Texas last […]


Deworming The Difficult Horse

November 19, 2018
Tristen Baroni

Today we are covering deworming your horse and some methods you can use to handle the horse that can be difficult to deworm. The number one key for this to be a successful endeavor for both you and your horse is preparation. If you have a horse that you know is difficult (or you think […]


Tree Selfies; Cottonwood Creek Chronicles

November 17, 2018
Jan Swan Wood

Since late summer we have had some game cams up down along the creeks and in a couple of big draws on the place. Our deer hunter friend provided them and we were glad to put them up, being curious as to what we’d see of the wildlife that traverses those routes. We know there […]


Halter Breaking the Young Horse

November 15, 2018
Jenn Zeller

There are some subtle little things you can do when halter breaking a young horse. These quick points will help them lead better, hunt you up, and make it easier to get them haltered. Enjoy! Happy Trails!


Smokie Brannaman on Keeping Confidence

November 12, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Following parts one and two on lacking and building confidence. Once you find a horse that you feel you can trust, work slowly. Become comfortable on the ground, and use groundwork to establish some commands that will be needed once you’re in the saddle. Then keep layering on a little more each time. “Push a […]


Jake Zielke – The Lost Cowboy- Part 1 – Australia

November 10, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Being adventurous and working with livestock all around the world is something most people dream about, but Jake Zielke has made it into a reality. Join along with us as we tell about his adventures in this series; Jake Zielke- The Lost Cowboy. Australia “This is where you get out.” The pilot said as he […]


Preparing Your Horse To Stand

November 8, 2018
Tristen Baroni

When preparing your horse to stand, use this as a guide to what the hard to mount horse is thinking. If you have a horse that gets disgruntled, agitated, or scared when you go to mount, this will help you along the path of making that a distant memory. Our main goal when mounting our […]


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