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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 […]


Smokie Brannaman on Building Confidence

November 2, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Following part 1 on lacking confidence. “A lot of folks will say just climb back on, you’ll get over it,” Smokie said, “But you have to back up and think of things differently. Sometimes you have to start yourself over with a horse. Find a horse that is trustworthy, one that can help you out […]


Training with Tristen Baroni: Working through pull back

October 29, 2018
Tristen Baroni

Is your horse pulling back? Feet feeling sticky when you go to lead him off? The key to this is slow and steady, as well as having a reliable horse to operate off of. A few things to be aware of when working on this are- First, it’s not a pulling contest. If you treat […]


Smokie Brannaman on Lacking Confidence

October 26, 2018
Savanna Simmons

As a mother, I have discovered a crux of sorts in regard to horses and confidence. Here’s the thing, I have minimal confidence, which leads to guilt and feelings of depression. Horses have always been a large part of who I am, and so when I’m afraid of riding some horses, my self worth can […]


Circle the Wagons: Peterson Family

October 24, 2018
Savanna Simmons

A person doesn’t need to meet the Peterson family to know just how wonderful, kind, Godly, and loved they are. The Petersons, from Paradise, Arizona, lost their 17-year-old son Quirt to a ranch accident about a month ago. Quirt was the oldest of four kids and was, quite clearly, a hand, and a kind kid. […]


Featured Horse For Sale; Rock Solid Gelding

October 13, 2018
Sales Staff

Now offering for sale from Meyer Company Ranch Horses is this nice three year old AQHA gelding, Gunner AKA Colones Nu Gun. This horse is a dandy! He’s very easy going and reliable.  Gunner is one of those horses that you can turn out for months, catch him first thing and have a great day. He […]


Training with Tristen Baroni: Flexions, pt. 2

October 11, 2018
Tristen Baroni

In this video we are once again working on our flexions as we’ve made progress with our horses. Hopefully you had the same success with your horse(s).  In this video what I’m trying to express isn’t only about flexions it’s also about understanding pressure and release, enabling the horse to search for peace. What I’m trying to […]


Cottonwood Creek Chronicles: Tired Horses

October 8, 2018
Jan Swan Wood

Many years ago my grandmother told me that getting old wasn’t for sissies. Also many years ago, my family doctor told me that if I kept abusing my body like I was, doing what I did for a living, that I was going to be old before my time. Of course, at 21, we’re all […]


Native American Buckaroo Artist James Shoshone

October 3, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

The pretty horses and fancy loops sketched in pen and ink by Native American Buckaroo James Shoshone give a cowboy chills! James feels it in his soul. His soul speaks into the paper through his talented hands. The art on the paper speaks to the cowboy in your soul. Truly living the life they portray […]


Training with Tristen Baroni: Flexions, pt. 1

October 1, 2018
Tristen Baroni

More than just flexions…..this is a great way to work on your timing! In the exercise I’m doing things are slow and you really get a chance to be in the moment without too many moving parts, which in terms of learning is the best way to begin to understand something for most people. Aside […]