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Mare Milking Device

January 23, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

It’s foaling season for many people and if you are foaling mares, you have probably had occasion to milk one to get a foal started with a bottle. As you have noticed, the “handles” are pretty short on a mare and even if she is 100% cooperative, it’s a back breaking, slow process. Some years […]


Eye Emergencies in Horses

January 21, 2020
Dr. Matt Witzel, DVM

Never underestimate the importance of a horse’s eye. As a prey animal, horses rely heavily upon their senses to know when they are safe or in danger. Yes, horses can live reasonably well without eyesight as I am sure many of you know, but I think it is safe to say they would all prefer […]


Making a Barrel Horse: From the Ground Up

January 16, 2020
Jenn Zeller

The foundation of any good horse begins on the ground, and it’s something I do with any future barrel horse. In this video, Luna (Shesa Quick Dasher) and I will show you what basic groundwork looks like. In the follow-up video I’ll show you what the ground work, looks like from the saddle on a […]


Body Haltering A Foal

January 14, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

Now that foaling season has arrived for some, I wanted to share a simple tip for safely moving a very young foal along with it’s mother without risk of it running off or getting separated from her. New foals haven’t usually been haltered and so leading them from the mare housing, for example, to the […]


Outside Circle Show

January 12, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

There is a cowboy music show that is growing in popularity with the working cowboys and cowgirls from near and far. It is called the Outside Circle Show and it is a darn good time had by all who attend. I recently asked a few questions so I could let you know all about it. CS: […]


A Hoof Abscess Vet Kit

January 10, 2020
Jenn Zeller

Here’s the who, what, where, when and how, of what to keep on hand at all times, in case your horse ends up with a pesky hoof abscess. Who will need this kit? Well, you and the horse, of course. Basically if you own a horse and are responsible for his care you need to […]


Combat Feeling SAD During Winter

January 8, 2020
Jolyn Young

Winter can be brutal. Short days and long nights in the Northern Hemisphere make for decreased exposure to sunlight. Absorbing fewer rays from the sun has a negative physiological effect on most people, which can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). As the acronym implies, this results in a feeling of sadness triggered by wintertime […]


Making a Rodeo Barrel Horse: A Series

January 6, 2020
Jenn Zeller

I’ve hit the road a lot this year. I’ve been taking Cosmo (DX And The City), my home-raised 5 year old, with me to make her into a barrel horse. This series will share how that’s going, what we’re doing, and my tips/tricks for getting them good on the road.  I’ve been riding my home-raised […]


Tarpageddon

December 29, 2019
Tristen Baroni

Today we are covering how to use barriers with our horses to make them more confident and get them centered and willing. In this case the tool is a tarp, as you may have discerned from the title. You could really use any barrier you want, but in this instance I have a tarp. It’s […]


Art of the Cowgirl, World’s Greatest Horsewoman Presented By Western Horseman

December 27, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

Art of the Cowgirl, World’s Greatest Horsewoman presented by Western Horseman, has many horsewomen very excited! There were limited entry slots available and they filled up very fast! They ended up adding more available spots because of all of the interest. The names on the list prove that it really is going to be a […]


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