Horse Care Articles

Little Lessons

June 29, 2020
Jolyn Young

When we first transitioned from living on big outfits to buying our little place a few miles from a small town, I worried a bit about the kids. Sure, expanding their opportunities was a huge factor in our decision to make the leap; we wanted them to be able to attend public school, play t-ball, […]


DIY Fly Sheet Repair

June 17, 2020
Lynn Kohr

It is already hot and dry here in Gillette, Wyoming. Warm summer temperatures and rain (even a little) means fly season. Our horses are kicking and running from the few flies that are out. We decided it was time to pull out the fly sheets and try to give these horses a little relief. I’m sure […]


Building Confidence In Your Horse

May 31, 2020
Lynn Kohr

Building confidence in our horse is putting security into your program. Horses are all individuals and each have varying tolerance to change. Change for our horses causes them hardship. Change disrupts their daily routines and patterns. A disruption can be as slight as changing pastures, adjusting their bit, or adding a buddy to the trailer. […]


Feeding Horses

May 25, 2020
Lynn Kohr

There is a wealth of knowledge available for the intricate and specific needs of many horses along many diverse and particular nutritional circumstances. For these situations, visit with your veterinarian, your feed store and your nutritional expert. This article is our basic and humble feeding program, applying to our wide range of horses; ranging for […]


Feeding with Hay Nets

May 20, 2020
Lynn Kohr

We visited this subject a few years ago when feeding with hay nets was discovered to greatly save on wastage while monitoring hay consumption (with overweight, older and Crones susceptible horses in mind.) Since then, I had special hay feeders made that I alone, can quickly and easily load a round bale into safely. We […]


Horse Vaccination Protocol

May 15, 2020
Lynn Kohr

Along with a plan for deworming your horses there is also a vaccination protocol recommended by Marshall T Kohr, DVM, at Animal Medical Center of Wyoming. Here are the Spring Vaccinations that every horse should have: Rabies Rabies is a constant threat to horses and their owners. The frequency of the disease is low, however, […]


Horse Deworming Protocol

May 9, 2020
Lynn Kohr

It is that time of year to make a deworming plan for your horse. I encourage each of you to visit with your veterinarian to make a plan for your herd.  Here is the deworming protocol from Marshall T Kohr, DVM,  at the Animal Medical Center of Wyoming. Parasite levels can be determined by fecal […]


Tricks for Getting a Horse Shod and Handling Feet

April 20, 2020
Mykal Kirkpatrick

In a perfect world, when people are doing their groundwork with a colt, they have gone through the steps to prepare him to have his feet picked up, handled, and eventually shod.  Unfortunately, the horse world is far from perfect, and many times a horse has not been prepared properly, or may just be twitchy […]


Social Distancing To-Do List

April 7, 2020
Lynn Kohr

Our family is a busy family, and especially this time of year. Normally we would be attending High School Rodeos, College Rodeos, Barrel Futurities, and Ropings. However, like everyone else, we are doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19  and sticking close to home. This is a great time for us to catch […]


Alternate Rope Halter Knot

March 2, 2020
Jenn Zeller

If you struggle with a horse that sits or pulls back, and enjoy using your rope halter, but hate undoing the knot after they struggle, this is the solution. I can’t believe I’ve gone 4 decades on this earth not knowing about this knot. Here is a photo of the knot: Have you tied your […]


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