Horse Care Articles

The Barbie Horse, Hollywood

September 21, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Tomas Garcilazo and his wife Justine and son Louis travel the nation as the specialty act at over 120 rodeo performances and equine events a year. Tomas does the La Charreria, the traditional art of Mexican cowboying, horsemanship and rope work. But the real star of their show is Hollywood, their palomino stallion, whose registered […]


Mane Dilemma

September 10, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

The trend of long, thick mane on horses is big right now, and though it seems like that couldn’t be a problem for a horse other than having the knots brushed out on occasion, I see another problem that could lead to soundness issues. Bear with me. The long, thick mane goes clear to the […]


Saddle Pad Relief

September 3, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

I like horses with a good set of withers. Because of that, I have taken a knife to some saddle pads to accommodate those high withers and keep pressure from the top of them, but that sure is hard to do with what saddle pads cost these days. Plus, it compromises the good qualities of […]


Rethinking Horsemanship: A Mother’s Journey

July 20, 2020
Jolyn Young

Before I had kids, I evaluated my daily productivity by how many tasks I fully completed each day. I only felt satisfied if I loped a bunch of circles, improved my second barrel, got my horse more rounded behind the bit, or checked another similar item off my list of personal equine goals. I spent […]


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, […]


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