Ask A Pro Articles

Yielding the Hips, Part One

August 2, 2018
Jenn Zeller

Yielding the hips is one of the most important things you can teach a colt to do. In the first video in this series, you’ll see Zach Ducheneaux working with a 4 year old mare. She’s not particularly tight. However, she’s not tuned into, or looking to the human to help her or give her […]


Kinesiology Taping Horses with Laurel Statz

July 22, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I have been intrigued with Kinesiology taping for some time, so I reached out to my friend from Wisconsin, Laurel Statz, CVT, CEMT, CEKTP, with Spot On Ranch and Equine Bodywork. Here’s what she had to say about the history of kinesiology taping and using it to improve and heal our horses. In Laurel’s words: Kinesiology […]


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. […]