Horse Supplies Articles

How to Tie a Rope Halter

November 11, 2019
Jenn Zeller

I’ve used rope halters for years, and it wasn’t until I was in college that I learned there’s actually a right way and wrong way to tie them. In the video below I’ll show you the right way, and tell you why it’s the better way to do it. Happy Trails!


Latigo Preservation

October 23, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

Latigos. One uses them every time they saddle a horse, yet they are nearly forgotten until there is a major system failure. Latigos wear out, as do offside billets. The rigging on the saddle rubs on the leather or nylon, depending on what kind you use, until is starts wearing through on the edges. It […]


Buckaroo Buys: Sierra Nevada Leather

October 9, 2019
Savanna Simmons

I forever look for opportunities to meet people and get to know who they are. I rode in an Art of the Cowgirl Clinic hosted by Tammy Pate and Lee Smith in Montana this summer, which was attended by so many interesting women, and I failed to visit with them to the extent I had […]


Well Turned Stirrups

September 25, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

I see them at nearly every youth event and on social media. The dreaded un-turned stirrups on a saddle. It’s bad enough on an adult’s saddle, but when I see it on a kid’s saddle it worries me as they can really use the stability of a well turned stirrup that hangs right. With as […]


Art Of The Cowgirl

January 18, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

ART OF THE COWGIRL 2019 encompasses the art, heart and soul of cowgirls in ways artists are drawn to emulate.  Then — in miraculously wonderful ways, because of funds generated through ART OF THE COWGIRL —  doors open for them to fulfill those longings! Their inspiration can be rewarded and enabled through Fellowship Programs those funds […]


Housing Horses on the Rodeo Road

November 26, 2018
Jenn Zeller

I have spent plenty of time taking down, and setting up, small, electric (hot-wire), enclosures for my horses while on the rodeo road. They’re not entirely unhandy. My fencer is battery powered, lightweight, and small which makes it pretty easy to travel with. BUT… When I was at the WPRA World Finals in Texas last […]


Treating Scratches

August 10, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Our pony Sparky has a case of minor scratches on his hind feet, a fairly odd occurrence in Wyoming in July. We’ve had enough rain, coupled with hosing a wound on his hock, that now we have another small problem to doctor on him. Scratches, also known as mud fever, pastern dermatitis, dew poisoning, or greasy […]


Kinesiology Taping Horses with Laurel Statz

July 22, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I have been intrigued with Kinesiology taping for some time, so I reached out to my friend from Wisconsin, Laurel Statz, CVT, CEMT, CEKTP, with Spot On Ranch and Equine Bodywork. Here’s what she had to say about the history of kinesiology taping and using it to improve and heal our horses. In Laurel’s words: Kinesiology […]


Hatch Tack

April 23, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Cordell and Siara Hatch, who own Hatch Tack, live and work in southern Wyoming on the TA Ranch. Hatch Tack understands the importance of quality gear for working cowboys because they, themselves are working cowboys. Hatch Tack has been very generous towards our event and for the past few years they have donated four waxed […]


Tricked Out Tack Room

April 13, 2018
Savanna Simmons

My husband Boe built a tack room into an existing quonset on the ranch here, and he implemented a really neat revolving saddle wall that makes saddling multiple colts and horses so easy. It eliminates scraping saddles through tight doors, getting in each other’s way, and slinging saddles up on fences. It really helps keep […]


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