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Ride the Progression

June 9, 2015
Jenn Zeller

I just got back from my annual trip to ride with Buck Brannaman. I’ll be posting in a few installments about the “buzz” words if you will, from this time around. The principles drilled into us at this clinic are as follows: Have a purpose. Be Precise Be consistent. Be punctual.  If you’ve had to […]


Featured Horse: 2013 Filly Caseys Golden Charm

June 8, 2015
Sales Staff

2013 Filly ​Caseys Golden Charm. By Fabulous Golden Jet  and out of a​ ​daughter of Bozo’s Mom, Caseys Charm!! View her pedigree here. Tom Wagoner, Feet First Horsemanship, has halter broke her and she has lots of ground work under her belt. Caseys Golden Charm is eligible for the 5 States Barrel Futurity, Colorado Futurity […]


Joe Hancock: How the Legend Began

June 4, 2015
Jan Swan Wood

The Hancock line of horses is one of the lines that have had a huge impact on using horses for nearly a century. People either love them or hate them, and they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, so to speak. But, they are sure stout, tough, sound horses and they’ll be around for a long […]


Soft Eye, Soft Feel, Soft Feet. Part 3 Balanced Horse and Balanced Ride

June 3, 2015
Lynn Kohr

From the ground, as told in part 1 and part 2 ,I have my horse soft eyed, with a soft feel and moving with light and soft feet.  My horse is ready to ride. I follow the very same steps on his back as I do on the ground, using split reins, I have my leading, […]


Nothing But A Whole Lotta Sagebrush

May 30, 2015
Jolyn Young

I love poking around old homesteads. I especially like to stand at the kitchen (if there is a kitchen) window and look out to see what the ranch wife’s view was when she cooked. It’s usually a small window and a whole lotta sagebrush. Nowadays, our windows are bigger and filled with glass, but there’s […]


Animal Rights V. Animal Welfare

May 29, 2015
Jenn Zeller

I figure most of you reading this are involved in livestock, their production, or wish to be at some point in time. There’s a distinction missing in today’s society about the difference between animal rights and animal welfare, and I thought this a good time to give us all a refresher course on the subject. […]


The Inaugural Yampa River Ranch Rodeo and Iron Man Bronc Riding

May 26, 2015
Rachel Larsen

Everything I know about rodeoing can be summed up in two truths: 1)  You will be cold and wet.  If you are not cold or wet, the sun is shining and  2) you will be hot and sweaty.    You’re already spending your weekend horseback with friends.  Asking for perfect weather is just plain greedy.  That […]


Saddle Pads

May 22, 2015
Lynn Kohr

Saddle pads, are a great cushion between our horse and our saddle. There are so many choices and where exactly should they be positioned on our horses’ backs? Even with all of the choices available I find myself using wool pads and using ones that have a contour built into them (much like the shape […]


Jordan Valley Big Loop Rodeo 2015

May 21, 2015
Jolyn Young

Jim and the RO cowboss, Jake, were lucky enough to get entered in the Jordan Valley Big Loop this year. As excited as they were to get a shot at the prestigious trophy saddles, my excitement level registered a close second on the I-can’t-wait-to-get-to-the-rodeo meter. We’ve been living south of Interstate 80 for six months; […]


If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

May 19, 2015
Wendel Elliott

I pulled up to the gate at the lower place and being without my trusty gate opener I was going to have to get it myself. I reached down to grab the door handle of the 1997 Ford F250…stop me if you’ve heard this one or have experienced it yourself. You guessed it I was […]


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