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Collection From the Ground, Part 1

December 11, 2020
Jenn Zeller

Collection seems to be a commonly misunderstood yet important part of horsemanship. It starts on the ground. When making a saddle horse, I cannot stress enough how important it is to have your ground work working well! In this series we’ll go through the process of how we free up the feet to build a […]


Top Flight, a Top Bareback Horse

December 9, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

If you were watching the Wrangler NFR during round five, on Dec. 7, you saw the 2020 Pendleton Whisky “Let ‘er Buck” Bareback Horse of the Year and the round winner, Clayton Biglow with a winning ride. Top Flight, a sixteen-year-old bay mare with four white socks and a white spot on her head, carried […]


Cowboy Artist Will Berg

December 7, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

  Will Berg is a man of many talents and enjoys creating different types of art from painting with oil or watercolor, to music with his guitar, to leather work, and even to the horses he rides. I recently asked Will to tell us a little of his backstory… WB: I grew up with a […]


Cowgirl Craftswoman Justine Nelson

December 2, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

Cowgirl Craftswoman Justine Nelson is making a name for herself with her quality made western gear.  Utilizing her talent and skills with everything from harvesting cow hides for braiding rawhide to custom built saddles, Justine is making using gear that are works of art. I recently asked Justine to tell us a little about herself […]


Baby the WNFR Steer Wrestling Horse

November 28, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

A special “Baby” is at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo these next days. It’s not any baby, but a steer wrestling horse, Babysgonecountry, whose barn name is Baby. Ridden by Jacob Talley, the number two steer wrestler in the world, the ten-year-old burst onto the rodeo scene in 2019. Owned by Sam Dixon, she was […]


Green Barrel Horses on the Rodeo Trail

November 19, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

There’s a lot more to being a barrel racer than the sixteen or seventeen second runs that fans see in the arena. It takes time and patience to make a good barrel horse, and Tana Poppino knows that. The Big Cabin, Okla. cowgirl qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three times, in 2006-07 and […]


Chenessa McGraw; Making Rodeo History

November 11, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Chenessa McGraw is on the edge of making rodeo history. The Corvallis, Montana cowgirl is ranked second in the barrel racing, heading into this weekend’s Women’s World Championship Rodeo, held in Ft. Worth and Arlington, Texas on Nov. 12-14. This is something the barrel racer has wanted and wished for all her life. At the […]


2020 Badlands/WPRA Rising Star; Chewy

November 9, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

A North Dakota horse won the WPRA/Badlands Circuit Rising Star of the Year Award. Teasin Dat Guy, “Chewy”,  is a four-year-old palomino by Frenchmans Guy and out of a daughter of Blazin Jetolena.  She is owned by Katie Lindahl and ridden by Molly Otto. Molly got her as a three-year-old and started her on the […]


Stallion Auctions

November 3, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Everybody loves looking at horses for sale, and everybody loves a bargain. Combine the two, and you have stallion auctions. It’s the time of year for stallion breedings to be auctioned off, and if a person’s diligent (and lucky), they might score a thrifty breeding! Many of these auctions are set up to benefit a […]


Dear Mr. President-to-Be

November 3, 2020
Ruth Wiechmann

President Trump and former Vice President Biden, We are the voice of agriculture. We are America’s farmers and ranchers. We raise sheep and cattle, chickens and hogs, corn and wheat, cotton and beans. We feed Americans; we feed the world. We are your supporters. We fly Make America Great flags along our highways and on […]