Horse Supplies Articles

Buckaroo Buys: The Colorful Cowgirl

October 15, 2016
Savanna Simmons

I am a collector of all things beautiful. I generally don’t care for trade-show bits or manufactured saddles. Ok, ok, I’m a bit of a snob. But we don’t have endless amounts of tack like this, just an occasional larger purchase for anniversaries, birthdays, or Christmas. Or a must-have once in a while when we see something and […]

A Quick Release

August 28, 2016
Jenn Zeller

I have very few pet peeves in my life, but seeing halters still tied, and dangling from a fence post or trailer just wears me out. This is a little trick I learned when I got to the ranch in 2008 and now I’m sharing it with you. This quick release halter tie, isn’t the […]

Baby, Wear Your Helmet

July 9, 2016
by Savanna Simmons

I’m not one of those who pushes the use of a helmet. In fact, I don’t wear one when I head out a-horseback. When my two-year-old rides though, he does, but he won’t forever. It is a fairly common occurrence on the ranch for youngsters to ride while still in diapers. At two-and-a-half, my son Brindle […]

An Interview with Sherry Cervi

July 3, 2016
Jenn Zeller

I’m really loving the new video series, Rodeo Sports Promotions, put out by Pro Fantasy Rodeo and K.C. Jones. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting K.C. on a few occasions, and when I lived in Texas I got to know his wife Gayle. They’re two of the nicest folks you could ever hope to know! […]

Junk In My Trunk

March 18, 2016
Tayler Teichert

In my Cowboy Gypsy post we discussed what it’s like to be a modern day wandering ranch hand. All of your belongings take up a lot of room in the process of moving.  In this post we are going to discuss the “essential” belongings to take with you when going to day work somewhere where […]

Shoeing Horses for Winter Conditions

February 2, 2016
Lynn Kohr

Snow balling up in horses’ feet is a treacherous and common situation in snowy winter conditions. Even barefoot horses have serious snow balling in their feet, often turning to hard ice balls. But what does one use when there is a need for shoeing horses? Forever barefoot was the way to go in these wintery conditions. […]

Hay Nets; A Great Way to Waste Less Hay

December 10, 2015
Lynn Kohr

From pastures to trailers to stalls, would you rather bed your horses in their hay or feed it? Until Hay Nets… as I unloaded my horses from my trailer, I found piles of hay under their feet, in-between their legs and all soaked in their urine and manure…unusable except for bedding and a mess to […]

A Difference of Opinion

December 1, 2015
Rachel Larsen

I spent five idyllic summers as a young adult, as a polo groom. My responsibilities included keeping the horses fit and the tack clean and tidy. On match days, every horses’ tail is tied up, just so. Every buckle fastened neatly, not loose ends, every keeper and billet utilized. While I cared for my beloved […]

How To Fix A Bucket

November 2, 2015
Lynn Kohr

In the Fall, my horses start scratching their bottoms. Why do my recently dewormed horses find my best and newest bucket to scratch their bottoms on, breaking the metal clasps that hold the bucket handle on???? In a fit of frustration, I turned to a zip tie. Not twine, as I have already tried that. […]

Gotta Get Down? Get A Get-Down Rope.

August 27, 2015
Jolyn Young

Cowboys all over cowboy country use bridles on their horses, and out here in the Great Basin we add a get-down rope onto a bridle outfit as well. A buckaroo never leads his horse by his bridle reins, as that can bump the bit against the roof of his horse’s mouth, causing pain and damage. […]