Horse Care Articles

Horse Deworming Protocol

May 9, 2020
Lynn Kohr

It is that time of year to make a deworming plan for your horse. I encourage each of you to visit with your veterinarian to make a plan for your herd.  Here is the deworming protocol from Marshall T Kohr, DVM,  at the Animal Medical Center of Wyoming. Parasite levels can be determined by fecal […]


Tricks for Getting a Horse Shod and Handling Feet

April 20, 2020
Mykal Kirkpatrick

In a perfect world, when people are doing their groundwork with a colt, they have gone through the steps to prepare him to have his feet picked up, handled, and eventually shod.  Unfortunately, the horse world is far from perfect, and many times a horse has not been prepared properly, or may just be twitchy […]


Social Distancing To-Do List

April 7, 2020
Lynn Kohr

Our family is a busy family, and especially this time of year. Normally we would be attending High School Rodeos, College Rodeos, Barrel Futurities, and Ropings. However, like everyone else, we are doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19  and sticking close to home. This is a great time for us to catch […]


Alternate Rope Halter Knot

March 2, 2020
Jenn Zeller

If you struggle with a horse that sits or pulls back, and enjoy using your rope halter, but hate undoing the knot after they struggle, this is the solution. I can’t believe I’ve gone 4 decades on this earth not knowing about this knot. Here is a photo of the knot: Have you tied your […]


Form to Function Conformation: Part 3, Body

February 23, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

Now that we’ve covered the head/neck and legs/feet aspects of form to function conformation, we will finish out this three part series by talking about the horse’s body from shoulders to tail head, and topline to elbow, stifle and belly. Since the performance horse was meant to be ridden, a pretty important part of the […]


Top Three Ranch Tack Finds


February 17, 2020
Kristen Schurr

  When it comes to riding on the ranch you need to be equipped with the best quality products that can withstand the countless miles and hard work you put in year after year. Here are a few go-to products that not only hold up to daily ranch work but are also true cowboy masterpieces! […]


Form to Function: Part 2 Legs and Feet

February 8, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

In part two of my dissertation on form to function conformation, we will go to the legs on the horse. The old saying “no foot, no horse” is pretty true, and the legs are as important as the foot. I read somewhere years ago that the Bedouin tribesmen would hang a curtain and stand a […]


Mare Milking Device

January 23, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

It’s foaling season for many people and if you are foaling mares, you have probably had occasion to milk one to get a foal started with a bottle. As you have noticed, the “handles” are pretty short on a mare and even if she is 100% cooperative, it’s a back breaking, slow process. Some years […]


Eye Emergencies in Horses

January 21, 2020
Dr. Matt Witzel, DVM

Never underestimate the importance of a horse’s eye. As a prey animal, horses rely heavily upon their senses to know when they are safe or in danger. Yes, horses can live reasonably well without eyesight as I am sure many of you know, but I think it is safe to say they would all prefer […]


Body Haltering A Foal

January 14, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

Now that foaling season has arrived for some, I wanted to share a simple tip for safely moving a very young foal along with it’s mother without risk of it running off or getting separated from her. New foals haven’t usually been haltered and so leading them from the mare housing, for example, to the […]