Horse Care Articles

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 […]


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 […]