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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 […]


NHSRA Finals Champions Crowned

July 31, 2014
Jessie Salter

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – After a week of competition that featured more than 1,500 contestants from all across the United States, Canada and Australia, the 2014 National High School Finals Rodeo National Champions were crowned on Saturday night at the Sweetwater Events Complex. The top 20 contestants based on their two-head average times and scores […]


Riding With Buck: Part 2

July 30, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Previously, we discussed who Buck is. Now we will delve into why I’d choose to ride with him above most others. How is it, that someone, like me, who makes their living riding horses, chooses to attend a clinic in the first place? Some might think I already know enough. I will be the first […]


TIM: The Recovery of a Foundered Pony

July 29, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

TIM arrives, May 25, 2014 TRIM #1: After admiring Tim, a beautiful Welsh type pony for many years, his foundering on grass each year, and his eventual suffering due to lameness, I was finally able to sweet talk his owners into selling him to me. The day they finally gave in, he was unable to […]


Riding with Buck Brannaman – A Series

July 27, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I would like to consider myself a professional horseman. But the truth is, I’m merely on the journey.  It’s true that I get to spend my days horseback, but just because someone makes a living doing something, doesn’t mean they’re as good at it now, as they will be in 10 years, or even 20. […]


National Day of the Cowboy

July 26, 2014
Jessie Salter

As some of you may know, today is the 10th Annual National Day of the Cowboy.  It’s recognized by the United States Congress,  to encourage people to observe the day with appropriate activities and ceremonies.  Well, it is July after all, and I’d be willing to bet that most cowboys are cutting hay, fixing fence, […]