Horse Care Articles

A Healing Horse.

September 6, 2014
Kay Schrock

 “There’s something about the outside of a horse, that’s good for the inside of a man.” ~Winston Churchill This famous quote is so true. Many people can relate to this, knowing that spending time with a horse can bring healing.  Horses have traditionally been used for work and sport, but I want to tell you […]


What To Look For In A Young Performance Horse Prospect: Part 2

September 2, 2014
Jessie Salter

In our first segment of this series we talked about bloodlines and breed history. Today, we will talk about conformation and disposition.  We know that champions come in all shapes and sizes and they all have different dispositions or quirks, which takes me back to the statement that, the horse is only as good as […]


TIM: The Recovery of a Foundered Pony

August 29, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

TIM: Trim #3 August 22, 2014 Note to readers: The farrier caring for Tim’s feet has nearly 50 years of experience under his belt and has made a study of the equine foot, thereby giving him knowledge of where the interior structures lie in the foot and what is safe to do to the outside. […]


The Horse is Never Wrong

August 28, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Before I moved across the country,  from Texas to South Dakota, I trained horses for a living.  I gave lessons to kids, took horses in for tuning, and trained barrel horses. I loved horses, and anything having to do with horses. I thought I had a pretty good grasp on how horses operated. Then, I […]


Why I’m Glad My Kids Ride Horses

August 26, 2014
Jessie Salter

I think most kids naturally love animals. However not all kids are lucky enough to have animals in their lives. Let alone a horse! I’ve talked about pairing the right horse with each kid and I can’t stress enough how important that is. There are so many wonderful life lessons to be learned from teaching […]


What To Look For In A Young Performance Horse Prospect: Part 1

August 21, 2014
Jessie Salter

When picking out a performance horse prospect several things come into play. In this 2 part series we’ll touch on what to look for and why.  We all know that a horse is only going to be as good as it’s trainer, but this might be helpful in getting a good start. Bloodlines might be […]


Finding The Best Bloodline For You

August 18, 2014
Bailee Murnion

Today I would like to touch on one of my favorite topics: bloodlines! The horse breeding and marketing industry has become highly specialized over the years and horse breeders all across the country are now breeding for a specific end result. Whether it be reining, jumping, western pleasure, cutting, team roping or barrel racing, there are specific […]


Riding with Buck Brannaman: The Conclusion

August 16, 2014
Jenn Zeller

In previous discussions about my time riding with Buck, we discussed what to look for when deciding to attend a clinic, how effective his clinics are, and how to get the most out of the experience. We’ll wrap up this series today by talking about how the experience benefited my business, and why I would […]


Riding with Buck: Part 5

August 14, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Now that we know what classes are offered, let’s talk about what classes I’ve participated in and watched while at his clinics. I have now ridden in every class he has to offer, save Colt Starting, Foundation Horsemanship and Cow Work – though we’ve done plenty of Cow Work in all the H2 classes I’ve […]


Parrot Mouth In Horses

August 13, 2014
Jessie Salter

I recently experienced my first true exposure to a parrot mouthed horse. I’d heard the term before, and knew what the general meaning was, but I’d never really explored further.  My family has always raised Quarter Horses and it was never an issue that came up. We raised a well bred yearling colt by an […]