Featured Articles

Green Barrel Horses on the Rodeo Trail

November 19, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

There’s a lot more to being a barrel racer than the sixteen or seventeen second runs that fans see in the arena. It takes time and patience to make a good barrel horse, and Tana Poppino knows that. The Big Cabin, Okla. cowgirl qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three times, in 2006-07 and […]


Chenessa McGraw; Making Rodeo History

November 11, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Chenessa McGraw is on the edge of making rodeo history. The Corvallis, Montana cowgirl is ranked second in the barrel racing, heading into this weekend’s Women’s World Championship Rodeo, held in Ft. Worth and Arlington, Texas on Nov. 12-14. This is something the barrel racer has wanted and wished for all her life. At the […]


2020 Badlands/WPRA Rising Star; Chewy

November 9, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

A North Dakota horse won the WPRA/Badlands Circuit Rising Star of the Year Award. Teasin Dat Guy, “Chewy”,  is a four-year-old palomino by Frenchmans Guy and out of a daughter of Blazin Jetolena.  She is owned by Katie Lindahl and ridden by Molly Otto. Molly got her as a three-year-old and started her on the […]


Stallion Auctions

November 3, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Everybody loves looking at horses for sale, and everybody loves a bargain. Combine the two, and you have stallion auctions. It’s the time of year for stallion breedings to be auctioned off, and if a person’s diligent (and lucky), they might score a thrifty breeding! Many of these auctions are set up to benefit a […]


Dear Mr. President-to-Be

November 3, 2020
Ruth Wiechmann

President Trump and former Vice President Biden, We are the voice of agriculture. We are America’s farmers and ranchers. We raise sheep and cattle, chickens and hogs, corn and wheat, cotton and beans. We feed Americans; we feed the world. We are your supporters. We fly Make America Great flags along our highways and on […]


Featured Horse: Heza Hotdiggitydawg

October 30, 2020
Liz Banman

Attention all grandparents, parents and kids! “Hotdog” is a 15-year-old gelding looking for a loving new home. He is a finished head and barrel horse. He would make a great addition to a family looking for a safe, kind, step up horse. He would make a great confidence builder for a kid or easy, safe […]


Foggy Gather

October 28, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

Foggy weather can be a real problem when there’s work to be done. Trying to gather in heavy fog is nearly impossible and if you don’t know the country, you can be riding in circles while trying to gather. My five year old son and I had finished up some daywork elsewhere and still needed to […]


When Cows Take Orders

October 22, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

It was in the fall and I had gone to a pasture I had leased to gather the cows and calves and take them to a set of corrals to load them out to go home. The cows handled easily as I gathered and trailed them across the other pastures toward the corrals. Just below […]


The Bully Horse

October 13, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

I had a really good mare years ago who had been a stellar saddle horse and always sound. When she was past her mid-teens, I decided that she had earned the right to raise some colts. I found an equally good stud to breed her to and hauled her to the ranch and turned her […]


Windy Ridge Chronicles: Fear of Knowing

October 5, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

Life has changed so much for me in the past year and a half. The change has been for the better, physical health wise, but not so much for my heart. The heart that lives and breaths ranching, cattle, and saddle horses, has taken quite a beating. But it’s still beating. In April of 2019, […]


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