Horse Care Articles

Down The Fence. A Working Cow Horse Movie Project.

October 2, 2014
Jessie Salter

Beautiful and talented horses, passionate trainers….What’s not to love?  We thought this project looked amazing.  If you like working horses, and quality horsemanship, then this is one you might want to follow. Amazing photography and cinematography! This looks like a movie I’d love to watch!  We will keep you posted here with the progression of […]


Communication Between Horse And Rider

September 12, 2014
Jessie Salter

The other day my 5 year old gelding, just up and decided he wasn’t going to load in the trailer.  He’s been in and out of trailers since the day he was born, and of coarse we were on a schedule. So, the first thing I do is get his feet moving, maybe not with […]


Horse Industry Terminology

September 11, 2014
Jenn Zeller

There are very few things in this world that I hold as pet peeves.  The list is becoming shorter, the older I get.  I’m realizing, people will do what people will do, and people will be who they are and there’s no point in me being bothered by it.  But, as someone who’s spent the […]


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 […]