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Young Rancher and His Team

September 25, 2014
krose

While it might seem using a team of draft horses on Montana ranches is going out of style; for one Eastern Montana ranch it was an old tradition that has become a new favorite. Lane Green of Lazy U Cattle Company in Cohagen, Montana just may be the youngest rancher in Montana to still have […]


That’s No Bull. Training Horses On The Ranch.

September 22, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I started trailing bulls home this week. Their 60 days with the cows are up. Bringing bulls home is probably one of my favorite parts of ranch work. For the past several years on the ranch, it’s been solely my job. Depending on where the bulls are, how much time I have that day, and […]


Saddle Woes, Part Two. The Weak Tree

September 16, 2014
hmaude

Three hundred sixty-four days after my brother Kyle’s previous saddle incident while pulling bulls, he and I once again found ourselves headed out bring home the last of the bovine males for the year. We had discussed trailering our horses and selves the three miles to the pasture we needed to cover, but he wanted […]


Ranch Work Presents A Horse Training Opportunity

September 15, 2014
Jenn Zeller

While riding a young horse one summer, I had one of those lightbulb moments- a moment that reinforced what I have learned and what I know to be true about riding horses. Those can happen daily if we listen and are in a learning frame of mind each and every time we are in the […]


The Horse Salesman

September 13, 2014
hmaude

We were sorting pairs to ship home one fall when a gentlemen helped us. He was riding a fat sorrel mare, who tried her darndest to buck him off all the way to the pasture. By buck, I mean she may have caught one inch of air under her hooves as she attempted to heave […]


Communication Between Horse And Rider

September 12, 2014
Jessie Salter

The other day my 5 year old gelding, just up and decided he wasn’t going to load in the trailer.  He’s been in and out of trailers since the day he was born, and of coarse we were on a schedule. So, the first thing I do is get his feet moving, maybe not with […]


Horse Industry Terminology

September 11, 2014
Jenn Zeller

There are very few things in this world that I hold as pet peeves.  The list is becoming shorter, the older I get.  I’m realizing, people will do what people will do, and people will be who they are and there’s no point in me being bothered by it.  But, as someone who’s spent the […]


FEMININE VAPORS: A Young Mare Learns A Lesson

September 10, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

FEMININE VAPORS: A Young Mare Learns A Lesson by Jan Swan Wood Many years ago, when my great horse Lily was a rather green, track broke mare, we were taking care of a nice set of replacement heifers for a feller. A couple of times a week one of us would ride through the heifers […]


Saddle Woes: The Offside Cinch Strap

September 9, 2014
hmaude

One late July or early August day years ago, my brother and I were sent an hour south of our place to get the bulls out of our yearling heifers. As in years previous, we were prepared with our geldings, enough semi-heavy duty panels to convert the two-pen corral into something you could load a […]


A Healing Horse.

September 6, 2014
Kay Schrock

 “There’s something about the outside of a horse, that’s good for the inside of a man.” ~Winston Churchill This famous quote is so true. Many people can relate to this, knowing that spending time with a horse can bring healing.  Horses have traditionally been used for work and sport, but I want to tell you […]


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