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Balance

November 21, 2019
Tristen Baroni

I spend a lot of time pondering how to trick other people into relaxing and living in the moment if only for a moment. While this may seem far fetched, it is balance. Balancing the thoughts and intentions in the mind to be present and in the moment, is the first step towards balance with […]


Stomach Ulcers in Horses

November 19, 2019
Dr. Matt Witzel, DVM

Does your horse have an attitude problem? Maybe you’ve seen a decrease in its athletic abilities? Have you seen multiple colic episodes in the past few years? Does your horse seem to get nervous or worked up easily? These are some questions I often ask that may lead us to investigate the likelihood of stomach […]


Art of the Cowgirl Horsemanship Fellowship’s Journey: Part 1

November 17, 2019
Savanna Simmons

I (Savanna) have been excited about the mission of Tammy Pate’s Art of the Cowgirl event since I first heard about it more than a year ago. I attended the first event as a gift from my family and was immediately in awe of the caliber of talent and artistry. I first rode with Lee Smith […]


A Buck-Off Saga

November 15, 2019
Jolyn Young

I was playing outside with my kids the other day when I observed a little buck-off saga featuring my down-the-road neighbors. It was a warm, sunny fall day, perfect for late-season gardening, bike riding, or trail riding. I was busy adding assorted organic matter to my garden beds. My two older kids jumped on the […]


New Tips to Halter Break Your Colt

November 13, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

Recently, while working to halter break a colt, my dad decided to try something new. He decided to teach this one to lead with his mom in the round corral. My dad is 69 years old and been working with horses his entire life. He is a true horseman as he knows he is still […]


How to Tie a Rope Halter

November 11, 2019
Jenn Zeller

I’ve used rope halters for years, and it wasn’t until I was in college that I learned there’s actually a right way and wrong way to tie them. In the video below I’ll show you the right way, and tell you why it’s the better way to do it. Happy Trails!


Trailer Loading

November 4, 2019
Jolyn Young

Trailer loading is an essential skill for a working cowboy. Oftentimes, cattle need to be caught and loaded into a stock trailer way out on the range, far from the convenience of corrals and a loading chute. But with enough knowledge, a rope, and a horse, a cowboy crew can load bovines with very little […]


A Mule Sprouts Wings

November 1, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

I spent a fall and winter working for an outfit that had absolutely the worst fences I’d ever seen. The perimeter fences were maintained by the neighbors in self defense, so at least all this ranch’s stock stayed on the ranch. But, the division fences were usually hanging a foot or so off the ground […]


A Well Trained Mind Directs Circumstance. Ground Work for Weanlings

October 30, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

Fall is here. For many that means pumpkin spice and sweaters, but for us at North Four Mile Creek it means it is time to wean the foals. Days to come will be filled with working and playing with them. The foals all have their own personalities and they all have to have some basic […]


Cowboy Kindergarten

October 29, 2019
Jolyn Young

How do little cowboys learn to be full-fledged working cowboys? By going to Cowboy Kindergarten, of course. That is what I refer to the area behind our house. We set up roping dummies, a bucking barrel, and a trampoline in this stretch of dirt between the house and the arena. The trampoline is stocked with […]


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