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TIM: The Recovery of a Foundered Pony #2

August 12, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

TIM: June 22, 2014 Trim # 2 After a month of new growth time and proper feed, Tim was ready for his second trim. He had adapted to normal walking (no high lift on the knees and hocks!) and was bucking and playing in the corral. Obviously, his body and joint stiffness was gone and […]


Wishing On A Loop

August 11, 2014
Jayme Thompson

The life of a cowboy is unpredictable.  Each day is a new adventure.  As my husband sat at the bench in his saddle shop, stamping the fresh leather of a piece for a saddle, he thought of how much he could get accomplished for the customer who awaits his order.  The phone rang, changing the […]


Riding with Buck: Part 4

August 9, 2014
Jenn Zeller

In first three installments of this series, we learned a little about who Buck Brannaman is, how I chose to ride with him, and how practicality, safety and confidence play a role in his clinics. Today, we’ll discuss the classes he offers and the next post will focus on the effectiveness of his clinics. I […]


How To Attach a Curb Strap or Chain Properly

August 8, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

I have seen an error made in the assembly of a bridle multiple times over the years, and want to caution others against making the same mistake. This concerns those bits with a second rein loop or gag loop where the mouthpiece attaches. I have seen people put their curb strap or curb chain through […]


I Can Learn a Thing or Two…

August 7, 2014
Jayme Thompson

The sun began to peek up over the hill that sits behind our house, and through Mattson’s bedroom window.  He jumped up out of bed, with a smile on his face.  This was the day that Mattson had worked all summer for – the 4-H horse show!  As he catches his horse, I load the […]


Horses, Kids, and Kid’s Horses

August 5, 2014
Jessie Salter

That age old question…What makes a good kid’s horse? Well, most of us know that the majority of the time, an old horse is best suited for a kid. One that has been there, done that. You or someone you know, has owned that horse a while, and know all his quirks.  But does their […]


Best Seat in the House

August 4, 2014
Terryn Drieling

For each of the last seven years, I have watched the Double A Feeds Ranch Rodeo and Hubbard Ranch Bronc Riding from the crow’s nest as a timer.  I have watched many a ranch rodeo from the stands, and while it is most definitely entertaining, it just doesn’t have the same feel as watching from […]


Riding with Buck: Part 3

August 3, 2014
Jenn Zeller

We previously discussed Practicality and Safety. Confidence comes as a result of those. It’s all related. Confidence is something I’ve gained at every clinic. Take riding colts for example.  I had ridden a few colts in my life prior to my moving to the ranch here in South Dakota (I had even started my own […]


A Barrel Racer’s Unlikely Obsession

August 2, 2014
Bailee Murnion

When it comes to barrel racers, some like to deck their horses out in Ed Hardy bling headstalls and breastcollars, some have to wear the same colors to match their horses protective boots and saddle pad, and some, like myself, have “obsessions” with bits, spurs and cowboy boots. My bit and spur obessions range from […]


How To Get A Cowgirl Out Of Her Pants

August 1, 2014
Tayler Teichert

  In my previous post, Weakness, I showed a bit of my serious side but it is time that you saw the side of me that is showing 87.2% of the time. The spazzy, hot mess me. You should get excited for this story. The scene was reminiscent of Christmas morning in Idaho, only this […]