Horse Care Articles

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 […]


The Best Horses in Heaven, They Have No Tail

March 1, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I’d like to share a poem with you by Miska Carlberg-Paget, who is working on a book of poems similar and some even more special than this poem, she said. They have a cowgirl and vet theme, and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with soon. The poem I’m sharing today resonates […]


EHV-1 Confirmed In WY

February 12, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Unfortunately, last week there were reports coming from Campbell County in Wyoming that there was a confirmed case of EHV-1. So what is EHV-1? Accordng to Wikipedia-Equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) is a virus of the family Herpesviridae that causes abortion, respiratory disease and occasionally neonatal mortality in horses. Initial spread of EHV-1 by a newly introduced horse through direct and indirect […]


Halo Smart Round Corrals

January 23, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Have you have ever had to drag around panels for a round corral to work the ground, or just get them out of the way? Or have you ever had a wreck with a horse trying to jump over the panel, or get a leg caught in panel? Then you will appreciate this product! Halo […]


Cold Weather Riding Hacks

January 13, 2018
Jolyn Young

Even though it’s winter and the ground is covered in snow and ice, there is still riding to be done, right? If you’re braving the snow and saddling up for work or pleasure, here are a few hacks for a safer ride. 1) Shoe for the ice. Nike doesn’t make cleats for horses, but there […]


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