Horse Care Articles

WYO Quarter Horse Sale – Bill & Carole Smith

September 3, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

  WYO Quarter Horse Sale has built a solid reputation as a sale where you can find quality horses being offered by quality people. Bill and Carole Smith started the WYO Quarter Horse Sale in 1983. Over the years, it has developed into the nation’s elite arena, ranch-broke gelding, and Quarter Horse production sale. There […]


PEMF Therapy Q&A with Stevie Brown

August 21, 2018
Savanna Simmons

My name is Stevie Brown, I grew up in Idaho, but currently go back and forth between ID, MT, CO, and AZ. Growing up, I was involved with Jr Rodeo, HS Rodeo, a few local barrel racing associations, and now pro rodeo and train futurity horses. I also enjoy breakaway roping and team roping. I […]


Treating Scratches

August 10, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Our pony Sparky has a case of minor scratches on his hind feet, a fairly odd occurrence in Wyoming in July. We’ve had enough rain, coupled with hosing a wound on his hock, that now we have another small problem to doctor on him. Scratches, also known as mud fever, pastern dermatitis, dew poisoning, or greasy […]


Kinesiology Taping Horses with Laurel Statz

July 22, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I have been intrigued with Kinesiology taping for some time, so I reached out to my friend from Wisconsin, Laurel Statz, CVT, CEMT, CEKTP, with Spot On Ranch and Equine Bodywork. Here’s what she had to say about the history of kinesiology taping and using it to improve and heal our horses. In Laurel’s words: Kinesiology […]


PSA: Don’t feed the Horses

May 1, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Clippings, that is. Don’t feed the horses lawn clippings. In all seriousness, I stumbled across this post by Red Rock Equine Veterinary Inc. PS and Dr. Rothschild, and, with her permission, I am sharing the information with you. It may be redundant or you may have heard this and forgotten it, but it’s so tempting […]


University of Montana Western Colt Challenge and Sale: Part 2

April 3, 2018
Mykal Kirkpatrick

The draw to the University of Montana Western is undeniable.  Beyond its hometown of Dillon’s cozy western charm, the university is the only one in the nation to offer Experience One, known as the block system, which enables students to take one class at a time.  Class sizes are small, which means more one on […]


Got Tail Envy?

April 2, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I was brushing our horses’ tails out after riding, getting pickers and brambles out, and I asked my husband Boe if I could braid his horse’s tail. Happy’s tail is a little flimsy, not too thick. I know Boe isn’t crazy about braids, but they really do make a horse’s tail longer and stronger. Horses […]


Lizzy Whipple: Young Horse Breeder Finds Business Success

March 11, 2018
Jolyn Young

After college, 24-year-old Lizzy Whipple returned home to rural Scott Valley in northern California to start a horse breeding program, Whipple Equine. Through hard work, help from mentors, and the Lord’s blessings, her program is flourishing. She owns a proven stallion, Reygans Smart Lena, helps find optimal stallions for client mares, assists in the process […]


Heroes and Horses: The 500 Miles Project

March 5, 2018
Jenn Zeller

We all know horses hold more healing properties than many medicines. They’re a direct reflection of who we are. They can show us our strengths, our weaknesses, and we can learn to be better people because of them. For former Navy Seal, Micah Fink, the solution to helping combat veterans was simple — let the horses […]


Trimming The Feet On Your Baby Colts

March 3, 2018
Mykal Kirkpatrick

There’s nothing cuter than a baby horse…until it’s time to trim the feet on said baby horse.  Sometimes we wonder if the benefits of trimming outweigh the effort of the battle of man versus tiny beast. I sat down with my husband, Dennis Kirkpatrick, and Joe Plymale, both farriers, to get their take on the […]


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