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A Memorable 4th of July

July 22, 2014
Maria Tibbetts

Growing up, we didn’t have fancy horses. We had “affordable” horses. As the youngest of the WHOLE family (cousins included), I got the old horses, the plodders, the herd-bound, barn sour ones, the ones that had three speeds–walk, trot and faster trot. Don’t get me wrong, they were steady, good-‘nuf kids’ horses. They had just […]


Ride Aware of Your Horse’s Feet. Tips from Lynn Kohr

July 21, 2014
Jessie Salter

I want to take this opportunity to share some quick tips from my dear friend and proven trainer and competitor,  Lynn Kohr.    I’ve ridden with Lynn since I was little, and she never ceases to amaze me with her talented horsemanship and hunger for learning and improving. This particular tip is one that hits […]


Calgary Barrel Racing Top Money Winners

July 20, 2014
Jessie Salter

Courtesy of www.wpra.com 1 Wonders Cowboy Dan, Kaley Bass $115,500  -00 gr. g.Wonders Pal-Jackie Cowgirl Bar, Cowboy Dans Bar 2 Crickets Peppy Zan, Jean Winters $32,000  -02 sor. g. Zan Parr Cricket-Georges Bay Miss, Ceaser Reed 3 Flos Heiress, Fallon Taylor $28,000  -06 sor. m. Dr Nick Bar-Flowers And Money, On TheMoney Red 4 Kisskiss Bangbang, […]


Speed Control Through Your Seat

July 17, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I was reading through some blogs recently, and it occurred to me, that some common trouble a lot of riders and their horses find themselves in, is that their horse has too much go, and not enough whoa.  While, “whoa” or “ho” is a good command, around here we don’t use verbal commands. We like […]


Seasoning Your Performance Horse Prospect

July 16, 2014
Jessie Salter

One thing is for sure, seasoning a young performance horse prospect can be a very humbling experience.  It has to be done. It’s part of the training process. Horses can feel like champions at home, but they can’t be proven until they’ve gone somewhere. I’m very fortunate that I have an indoor and outdoor arena […]


Dexterity in Horsemanship

July 14, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Some of you read the title to this post and thought, “what the!?” Honestly, becoming dexterous is one of the best things we can do to improve our horses and our horsemanship. I’m sure that any of you reading this have been on a horse that turns, or rides better to one side than the […]


Double A Feeds WSRRA Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Bronc Riding

July 10, 2014
Terryn Drieling

In my neck of the woods, there are a few summer events everyone looks forward to.  One of those events is the Double A Feeds WSRRA Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Bronc Riding.  This year marks the 7th year for the event, which started out as a small ten team event sponsored by the local feed […]


RANCH HORSE TRAINING: Setting up for success at a colt’s first branding

July 1, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

Roping and dragging calves to the fire at branding time is a timeless tradition in ranching country. Every horse there, though, has had to drag that first calf to the fire, and how that worked out will affect the horse for years to come. Riding a colt and dragging a calf to the fire compounds […]


Ranch horses in Nevada

June 25, 2014
Abbey Smith

Ranch horses in Nevada cover a lot of country in one day. “Circle horses,” as they are called are used to gather and move cattle long distances to fresh feed and water. A circle horse can put in as few as five miles  and up to fifty before quitting time. Nevada ranchers and cowboys look […]


Equine Clinics. Are You And Your Horse Getting Your Money’s Worth?

June 20, 2014
Jessie Salter

Continuing to educate yourself and learn is imperative in all parts of life including your horsemanship.  You can read books, watch videos, and observe, but nothing compares to the real hands-on experience of a clinic.  No matter what your horsemanship level is, we all fit in somewhere in a clinic setting.  So how do you […]