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Racehorse to Ranch Horse Part 4: Stand Still

January 21, 2021
Jan Swan Wood

The cold winter days continued, as did the education of the ex-racehorse I had named Lily. Calving started March 1, and I rode her through calving and she seemed to really enjoy pairing out the heifers and their new calves. As high powered as she was, she would gear down and idle along behind a […]


Ratey Vs Non- Ratey Barrel Horses

January 19, 2021
Jenn Zeller

How do you help a ratey barrel horse free up? How do you help a free-runner, rate up? Here are my tips. Happy trails and happy training!


Dillon and Doc the Bulldogging Horses

January 16, 2021
Ruth Nicolaus

Jim Whiting owned two of the best bulldogging horses a guy could ask for. Dillon and Doc were a pair in the steer wrestling that were hard to beat. Dillon, a buckskin with a black mane and tail, and Doc, a chestnut with a white star on his head, were Jim’s bulldogging horses in the […]


Mark Your Calendar – The 30th Annual Reyes/Russell Angus Bull Sale

January 14, 2021
Tiffany Schwenke

Make plans now to attend the 30th Annual Reyes/Russell Angus Bull Sale being held February 22, 2021 at their ranch near Wheatland, WY. After attending last year’s sale, I wrote up this little piece because I found the sale to be impressive in many ways, from the bulls themselves, the people who raise them, and […]


Annie and Cody

January 10, 2021
Jan Swan Wood

Back in the days of running a small broodmare band and standing two stallions, I was always interested in older mares with the old time pedigrees and characteristics to add to the band. Even with the extra work and maintenance old mares took, they were nearly always worth the extra effort. I had been taught […]


Faith, Family, Cattle – Avery / Graham Ranch

January 8, 2021
Tiffany Schwenke

Faith, Family, Cattle is what you will find at the Avery / Graham Ranch near Moorcroft, WY. I recently asked Delcy Graham to tell us a little about her family’s ranch. “Cowboying has been in our blood for generations, so it only comes naturally that this is what we are still doing to this day. […]


Collection Continued, Part 4/5

January 2, 2021
Jenn Zeller

Today we’ll wrap up this video series on the basics of collection. I hope you’ve all found it helpful in your journey with your horses. In case you missed them, here’s part 1A, part 1B, part 2, and part 3. I want to talk about a couple things that happen in the video: if you’ve […]


Collection Part 2/3

December 30, 2020
Jenn Zeller

We’re covering more ground in our series on collection today! A couple things to note — in the video below: Cosmo wasn’t perfect with her lateral flexions. We are still working on those, and eventually they’ll become just right. But I won’t pick at her, because that will ruin all the try this mare has. […]


Collection From the Back, Part 1.

December 28, 2020
Jenn Zeller

What do the basics of collection look like? Well, I’ll show you below! This is a continuation of part 1 of our 4 part series!


WINDY RIDGE CHRONICLES: A Return on Investment

December 26, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

It’s been a while since I reported life from this windy ridge. The cold December wind is whistling around the house and making the eaves rattle. It makes me glad to have a job indoors to do today. Fall works are done on the ranch where my cows run on shares. When those cows were […]