Horse Care Articles

Trailer Bedding Alternative

January 11, 2018
Lynn Kohr

I have never liked bedding my trailer with wood shavings. They blow all around in whatever trailer I have used them in. It doesn’t seem to matter how big the size of the actual flakes are. I worried about the shavings blowing around in their eyes and nose and being breathed in by my horses. Having […]

Loading for the Weekend Race

January 5, 2018
Lynn Kohr

Loading up for a weekend at the barrel race is something the Kohr Family has become very good at!  Here is a list of how I pack my trailer for a weekend away with the horses. Feed Hay: 1 bale has roughly 4 feedings, meaning one average sized bale can feed 4 horses or one horse […]

Anti-New Year’s Resolutions For Horse Owners

December 30, 2017
Jolyn Young

January 1st is upon us, and many well-intended folks are forming New Year’s Resolutions. They declare their intentions to lose more weight, spend less money, and otherwise improve themselves. But as horse people, we are already a pretty fantastic bunch of people. So I say “Why try to improve ourselves? Let’s keep on doing like […]

Properly Fitting a Cinch

December 27, 2017
Jenn Zeller

I took some time over the past couple of weeks to interview Dana Eklund from Big Sky Mohair Cinches about properly fitting a cinch. There have been countless articles written on this subject, but I think many of them miss the boat. Hopefully this one will help those muddy waters get clear, right quick! What […]

Hollywoods Bandit Continued

December 17, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

The spring of 2016, Hollywoods Bandit was finally two years old. Now he was old enough to start putting an few rides on. After about 3 rides we had another hitch thrown in… Bandit impaled himself with an upright brace of a gate. He reared over a metal gate and the horizontal bar bent down […]

Short, Stocky And Furry: Cold-Weather Horse Breeds

December 15, 2017
Jolyn Young

Unlike my fair-weather self, several horse breeds have evolved over the centuries to survive and thrive in extremely cold winter weather conditions. Here are three hardy breeds who have it made in the snow. Icelandic Horse Weight: Around 800 pounds Height: 13 to 14 hands Color: A wide range of coat colors, including chestnut, bay, […]

To the Rescue: Part 2 Sound Equine Options

November 15, 2017
Savanna Simmons

As told by Elisabeth Wolff, volunteer president of Sound Equine Options (SEO). Sound Equine Options of Gresham, Oregon, stepped up to the plate when they were needed during wildfires in their part of the country, but it was established in 2009 with the idea to aid horse owners long before their help was needed this […]

To the Rescue: Part 1

November 5, 2017
Savanna Simmons

As I was combing Facebook for sources to talk to for a story about the state of fires in Western States last month for Tri-State Livestock News, I stumbled across an individual who selflessly took in 25 horses that were in fire evacuation zones and in need of rescue. Ashley Mershon, who has a small […]

Picket Breaking a Horse by a Front Foot

October 2, 2017
Jan Swan Wood

Picket breaking a horse is an important lesson. Having a horse that is picket broke is pretty handy. Nearly anywhere you end up, you can picket a horse out so he can graze, lay down and move around. It’s also handy for keeping a horse up close when you need him. A little strategic yard […]

Weaning Colts Part 3; Wardell Quarter Horses

September 28, 2017
Lynn Kohr

In part 1 of weaning colts I interviewed a veterinarian, and in part two I interviewed the Wilson Ranch.  Today in Moorcroft, WY I visited with Cheri Wardell, owner of Half Fast Race Horses and Wardell Quarter Horses. Cheri gives us her valuable and well tested knowledge of weaning colts.   All foals should be […]