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Branded In Ink Jessica Hedges

March 21, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Are you interested in growing your online business? Have you heard about Branded In Ink? If not, let me fill you in on a little backstory about the creator of Branded In Ink, Jessica Hedges. A few years ago I connected with a gal named Jessica Hedges through Facebook. At that time Jessica owned a […]


Post Race Anxiety in Barrel Horses

February 10, 2018
Lynn Kohr

Does your horse exhibit post race anxiety? Is your horse nervous, anxious, fretful, elevated, irritated or not listening after your barrel run? Does he just want to get back to his buddies or is it something more?   The first thing to rule out when thinking of anxiety is physical pain. Is your horse lame […]


Properly Fitting a Cinch

December 27, 2017
Jenn Zeller

I took some time over the past couple of weeks to interview Dana Eklund from Big Sky Mohair Cinches about properly fitting a cinch. There have been countless articles written on this subject, but I think many of them miss the boat. Hopefully this one will help those muddy waters get clear, right quick! What […]


How to Hobble Train a Horse

July 18, 2017
Jenn Zeller

Hobble training a horse is a pretty handy tool in a cowhand’s arsenal! So, I thought I’d take a moment to share with you, how you might go about getting a horse good to be hobbled. It isn’t just for cow-ponies and ranch hands. Having a horse that can quietly stand hobbled, is a way […]


Catching the Hard to Catch Horse

June 24, 2017
Jenn Zeller

It seems like at least once a week, something pops up in my Facebook News Feed about someone having trouble catching their horse. I’ve been there too, no doubt. But, I’ve also learned a few things between the time that I was there, and now, that have enabled me to catch whatever horse I want […]


Helping the Barn Sour Horse

April 1, 2017
Jenn Zeller

A “problem” that most every horse owner will experience at some point, is a “barn sour” horse. Here are a few tips to help you, help your horse learn that the best place to be is with you.   There are a few things you might not know about a barn sour horse. -He may feel […]


Conditioning an Out of Shape Horse

March 27, 2017
Jenn Zeller

Ask A Pro Question: “Our snow has finally melted and I’m anxious to get my horse competing again. What is the best way to get my horse back in shape?” The answers you will get on conditioning an out of shape horse may vary depending upon who you ask. So, I’ll give you the 411 on what’s worked […]


Training a colt in the branding pen– a few tips

February 24, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Ask A Pro Question: “Can you offer any tips for training a colt their first few times in the branding pen?”   Use these tips to help your young horse get a solid start in the branding pen. The photos of Boe Simmons on SFR Driftchip Honest were taken during the Four Three’s age-branding heifers this January. […]


Desensitizing your spooky horse using a tarp

February 22, 2017
Jenn Zeller

Ask A Pro Question: “My horse spooks at the strangest things. I know he was desensitized as a colt. How do I get him over this spooky behavior?”  Thank you for your question. It’s easy for us to forget that sometimes we need to go back to the beginning with our horses. Horses are never […]