Horse Care Articles

The Organized Barn

March 9, 2015
Jenn Zeller

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love to be organized. I’m sure if my other half is reading this right now, he’s laughing, a great, big, deep, belly laugh because I’m sure to him I seem scattered. And I am — because I don’t have enough storage places to put things […]

Tips for First-Time Horse Owners

February 24, 2015
Jenn Zeller

I was a HORSE crazy kid. Just ask my parents. At age 4 I started begging for a horse. I got a riding lesson here or there, and a week or two at summer camp with my aunt, who grew up on a ranch and took us riding the “dude string” horses, but that was […]

Who is Your Favorite Valentine? Yes, we are talking horses!

February 3, 2015
Jessie Salter

Well, it’s that time of year.  Love is in the air, couples are planning (or stressing) what do to for their loved one on this very important VALENTINES DAY!  *que the music… Dun dun dunnnn!!!! Come on, let’s be honest! It’s all so simple. Wouldn’t the greatest Valentines gift be a day with your beautiful horse? […]

Hope In Rain

January 21, 2015
Wendel Elliott

As a rancher there are fewer times of high hopes, than that hope in a rain. It’s something that is vital to the ranching way of life. A good rain is always a welcome sight. Where you live it could be a rancher’s life line. You have to adjust your grazing patterns in you pastures […]

Buck Brannaman’s Tips on Keeping Horses Healthy While Traveling

January 8, 2015
Jenn Zeller

With Winter in full-swing here in South Dakota (as I type this, it’s snowing,  and the wind is blowing about 40 mph),  it’s all I can do to bring myself not to pack up and head to Texas to ride for the rest of the winter.  I still might – but I think that trip […]

How To Use a Polo Wrap

December 30, 2014
Jenn Zeller

One of the things I see, that many folks could do better, would be to properly utilize a polo wrap.  Let’s face it, when we were kids we liked wrapping our horse’s legs because a). they look cool, and b). there are countless color options. But the truth is doing it wrong could cause more harm […]

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 […]