Horse Care Articles

Finished Barrel Horse For Sale

January 13, 2015
Jessie Salter

We’ve heard this several ways; Finished barrel horse for sale, finished bridle horse for sale, finished rope horse for sale…You get the picture.  What exactly does “finished” mean? To me “finished” in the performance horse world helps define where a horse is in it’s training. In my opinion this DOES NOT mean that the horse […]


Buck Brannaman’s Tips on Keeping Horses Healthy While Traveling

January 8, 2015
Jenn Zeller

With Winter in full-swing here in South Dakota (as I type this, it’s snowing,  and the wind is blowing about 40 mph),  it’s all I can do to bring myself not to pack up and head to Texas to ride for the rest of the winter.  I still might – but I think that trip […]


How To Use a Polo Wrap

December 30, 2014
Jenn Zeller

One of the things I see, that many folks could do better, would be to properly utilize a polo wrap.  Let’s face it, when we were kids we liked wrapping our horse’s legs because a). they look cool, and b). there are countless color options. But the truth is doing it wrong could cause more harm […]


Horse with Mouth Problems in A Sweat

November 28, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

When a bridled horse is having problems with it’s mouth, it has many ways of showing it. Some examples would be slobbering, fighting their head, rearing, chomping at the bit, opening their mouth when reins are pulled, head shaking, bucking, and not moving out normally. Sometimes though, the reaction is so subtle that it takes […]


Winter on the Ranch

November 18, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I’m pretty convinced that I may have a screw loose. It’s been exceptionally cold for November, and the other morning was no different. I awoke at 5:30am, as is my typical wake-up time, enjoyed some coffee, and wrote a couple articles while I waited for the sun to peek her head over the horizon. I […]


Alternative Horse Therapy. Interview with Josey Key

November 17, 2014
Jessie Salter

Josey Key lives in Stephenville, Texas where not only is she the wife of 9X NFR Qualifier, David Key, she’s a mother of 2 young boys, a great team roper, business woman, and a laser therapy specialist.  I got in touch with Josey to ask her some questions about her laser therapy and a few […]


Never Stop Learning

November 16, 2014
Bailee Murnion

“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Unknown   In order to grow as horsemen, we should never forget that we are always learning. We should foster that attitude that we can learn something, whether it be good or bad, from every […]


When do you start to blanket your horses?

November 11, 2014
Jessie Salter

Well, it’s official.  Winter has finally decided to make it’s appearance in Montana. The big question for many winter residing horse owners is; to blanket or not to blanket my horse? My feelings are that blanketing your horse depends on several different variables.  Here are four of the main circumstances that come to mind: 1. […]


Hauling Horses, Part 2

October 30, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I’m back with more safety tips for the road! We will just continue down the list we started previously. 6. Keep a good, working, heavy duty jack in your pickup or trailer (where it is accessible even if your horses are in the trailer).  I have a big, heavy, timber that is made so that […]


AQHA Stallion Report Deadline Approaching

October 29, 2014
Jessie Salter

Two important deadlines are fast approaching for stallion owners: American Quarter Horse Association stallion breeding reports and AQHA Incentive Fund stallion nomination forms must be postmarked on or before November 30, 2014. According to the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations, the owner, authorized agent or lessee of every American Quarter Horse stallion must […]