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High Speed Goat Roping

March 18, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

When I was a kid, my Dad thought I ought to add goat tying to my rodeo resume’. I didn’t want to, so I did anyway. My practice goat was brought up from west Texas and was the wildest little Angora wether that ever lived. I tied him quite a bit, but his growing horns […]


Kottwitz’s Calf Canoeing

March 16, 2019
Savanna Simmons

On March 14, National Ag Day, our friends and neighbors Boe and Jennifer Kottwitz, as well as their daughter Abby and my husband Boe, canoed their calves to dry ground. They were previously between where the rising Cheyenne River and Mule Creek converge, and while a few of the calves crossed Mule Creek of their […]


Conditioning the Barrel Horse

March 14, 2019
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been absent for a while, from writing here, and I apologize. Winter here has been horrific, and since I haven’t gotten to ride as much this winter as the last few, I’ve lacked fodder to share with you. Which led me to this — I’m going to share a series about training/conditioning barrel horses; […]


Neck Reining; How to Start

March 11, 2019
Tristen Baroni

I’d like to talk about neck reining and how to start. Here we work on some functional application of pressure and release. This is a wonderful way to work on your timing and feel while you are slowly building some power steering with your horse. Start by taking note of your horse. Is he relaxed […]


Cottonwood Creek Chronicles; If It Can Go Wrong It Will

March 6, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

It’s been quite a while since I checked in with everyone from my outpost on Cottonwood Creek. I’m still alive. It’s been quite a winter. It felt like it started in September, took a short break in January, and then resumed with a vengeance. It also seems like lately, if it can go wrong it […]


Kill Pen Rescues

March 3, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

Most of us have spent some time scrolling through Facebook horse pages. On it are events that are of interest, trailers, tack, equipment, hay, and horses for sale. Most of the horse sale ads are pretty standard. People have a horse they need to sell, so they put some pictures or a video up, add […]


Winter on the Ranch

March 1, 2019
Jenn Zeller

Winter this year began as a meek, mild child and turned into a full-on rebellious teenager. It’s been unseasonably cold — the average this time of year should be about 30F, but instead it’s been about -5F. Okay, maybe it hasn’t been that cold, but it has sure felt like it. And you know it’s […]


WRCA Adds to the Purse

February 27, 2019
Savanna Simmons

The Working Ranch Cowboy’s Association will host its 24th Annual WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo November 7-10, 2019 in Amarillo, Texas.  The WRCA Board of Directors recently approved three enhancements in support of producing the greatest ranch rodeo event in the world. The following will be in effect for the 2019 World Championship Ranch Rodeo (WCRR): […]


Snaffle Bit Placement

February 21, 2019
Tristen Baroni

Today we are covering the placement of the snaffle bit. In this video I go over objective information covering proper placement and the reasons why we hang a bit in the horses mouth the way we do. I also cover some basic anatomy of the horses mouth, which will help you identify potential problems if […]


Let Freedom Rein Podcast

February 19, 2019
Jenn Zeller

Podcasts are currently all the rage! I’ve found one that’s all about horses and how they change or save our lives! The Let Freedom Rein Podcast is an equine-focused podcast featuring different people, the world over, from the equine industry. I was fortunate enough to discover this podcast, because they featured our friend, J.D. Steffan […]


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