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Pretty Is As Pretty Does

February 22, 2021
Jan Swan Wood

It was time to give spring vaccinations and wormer to the horses, so I had saddled Lily up to go trot the main bunch of about 20 head in from the north pasture. I had them in the windbreak corral and was letting a few head at a time into a smaller pen to work […]


A Different Kind of Covergirl

February 14, 2021
Ruth Nicolaus

The 2020 Montana Circuit WPRA Barrel Horse of the Year award has gone to a model. Well, the ten-year-old bay mare may not be a model, but her name is Covergirl, and if you could ask her, she’d probably agree that her moniker fits her. The horse is owned and ridden by Lindsay Kruse and […]


Mud Bogging Horse Race

February 12, 2021
Jan Swan Wood

My Dad’s “horse of a lifetime” was a good homebred buckskin gelding named Reno. He was fast, cowy, a cat on his feet, and smarter than he sometimes needed to be. He was sired by the ranch stud Mack, who was a close up Peter McCue bred horse, and out of a good Thoroughbred mare. […]


Nightmare the Riding-Stable-Turned-Rodeo Horse

February 1, 2021
Ruth Nicolaus

One of the most influential bloodlines in pro rodeo began with a naughty mare in a riding stable in Detroit, Michigan. When a brown mare started throwing her riders off, she had sealed her fate. But the Zinsers, Jim and Maggie, of Clare, Mich., who at the time owned J Bar J Rodeo, stepped in. […]


Let’s Talk PEMF

January 29, 2021
Jenn Zeller

I had the chance to work with, and learn from my friend, Kindra Pirtle of PEMF Complete Sales LLC,  this past year. I’m incredibly grateful for her friendship and sponsorship — hello healthy horses!  Before I became a sponsored rider under her business, I decided I wanted to ask her the down and dirty about PEMF and then […]


Ride ’em Backwards

January 25, 2021
Jenn Zeller

Riding your horse backwards is a better choice then pulling them backwards. Here’s how you accomplish this feat. Happy trails and happy training!


Ratey Vs Non- Ratey Barrel Horses

January 19, 2021
Jenn Zeller

How do you help a ratey barrel horse free up? How do you help a free-runner, rate up? Here are my tips. Happy trails and happy training!


Dillon and Doc the Bulldogging Horses

January 16, 2021
Ruth Nicolaus

Jim Whiting owned two of the best bulldogging horses a guy could ask for. Dillon and Doc were a pair in the steer wrestling that were hard to beat. Dillon, a buckskin with a black mane and tail, and Doc, a chestnut with a white star on his head, were Jim’s bulldogging horses in the […]


Mark Your Calendar – The 30th Annual Reyes/Russell Angus Bull Sale

January 14, 2021
Tiffany Schwenke

Make plans now to attend the 30th Annual Reyes/Russell Angus Bull Sale being held February 22, 2021 at their ranch near Wheatland, WY. After attending last year’s sale, I wrote up this little piece because I found the sale to be impressive in many ways, from the bulls themselves, the people who raise them, and […]


Annie and Cody

January 10, 2021
Jan Swan Wood

Back in the days of running a small broodmare band and standing two stallions, I was always interested in older mares with the old time pedigrees and characteristics to add to the band. Even with the extra work and maintenance old mares took, they were nearly always worth the extra effort. I had been taught […]


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