Horse Care Articles

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 […]


Hauling Horses, Part 1

October 27, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I’ve hauled several hundred thousand miles, just me, my dogs and my horses (and my dad, when I was a teenager). I started pulling my horses behind me, nearly as soon as I got my driver’s license.  As such, I’ve become quite adept at handling things that can go wrong when traveling, and how to […]


Prepare Your Horse To Get Caught

October 24, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Here is some good advice from Zach Ducheneaux on preparing your horse to be caught. Usually it’s less about getting a hard to catch horse caught, and more about getting your horse ready to be caught.  We want the horse to mentally be with us and if we start there, our ride is bound to […]


Stepping off of “Old Faithful”

October 16, 2014
Bailee Murnion

Do you remember as a kid how frightening it was transitioning from your trusty old pony to a BIG horse? Not only were you several hands taller sitting on your horse, but the horse didn’t act like your pony, didn’t look like your pony and dangit – just wasn’t the same as your pony! You […]