Horse Training Articles

Making a Barrel Horse: From the Ground Up

January 16, 2020
Jenn Zeller

The foundation of any good horse begins on the ground, and it’s something I do with any future barrel horse. In this video, Luna (Shesa Quick Dasher) and I will show you what basic groundwork looks like. In the follow-up video I’ll show you what the ground work, looks like from the saddle on a […]


Body Haltering A Foal

January 14, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

Now that foaling season has arrived for some, I wanted to share a simple tip for safely moving a very young foal along with it’s mother without risk of it running off or getting separated from her. New foals haven’t usually been haltered and so leading them from the mare housing, for example, to the […]


Making a Rodeo Barrel Horse: A Series

January 6, 2020
Jenn Zeller

I’ve hit the road a lot this year. I’ve been taking Cosmo (DX And The City), my home-raised 5 year old, with me to make her into a barrel horse. This series will share how that’s going, what we’re doing, and my tips/tricks for getting them good on the road.  I’ve been riding my home-raised […]


Tarpageddon

December 29, 2019
Tristen Baroni

Today we are covering how to use barriers with our horses to make them more confident and get them centered and willing. In this case the tool is a tarp, as you may have discerned from the title. You could really use any barrier you want, but in this instance I have a tarp. It’s […]


Art of the Cowgirl, World’s Greatest Horsewoman Presented By Western Horseman

December 27, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

Art of the Cowgirl, World’s Greatest Horsewoman presented by Western Horseman, has many horsewomen very excited! There were limited entry slots available and they filled up very fast! They ended up adding more available spots because of all of the interest. The names on the list prove that it really is going to be a […]


Western Wednesday

December 25, 2019
Jenn Zeller

“Training horses, heck riding horses, isn’t easy. Failing is part of the process. It’s how you brush yourself off and get back in the saddle that counts the most. There’s beauty in the breakdown. Everything is about balance.” ― Carly Kade, Show Pen Promise Jason Perry rides Bob Hes Quick (Romeo) on his family ranch […]


National Day of the Horse

December 13, 2019
Jenn Zeller

On National Day of the Horse (December 13), we take time to celebrate the horse. The horses that made us, tried us, taught us, showed us love; all the things that make the horse a horse… “Look back at our struggle for freedom, Trace our present day’s strength to its source; And you’ll find that […]


Art of the Cowgirl Horsemanship Fellowship’s Journey: Part 3

December 10, 2019
Savanna Simmons

If you haven’t yet, read parts 1 and 2 of Alicia Adamson’s recap of her experience as Art of the Cowgirl’s first horsemanship fellowship recipient. Partway through the week, Sheryl Morton came from Idaho to spend a few days with us. Lee invited her to come and take some pictures of us during the fellowship […]


Art of the Cowgirl Horsemanship Fellowship’s Journey: Part 2

November 30, 2019
Savanna Simmons

If you haven’t yet, read part 1 of Alicia Adamson’s recap of her experience as Art of the Cowgirl’s first horsemanship fellowship recipient. After the Art of the Cowgirl Event, Jaimie Stoltzfus was in touch with me regarding timing and travel plans. We lined up dates and she took care of most of the arrangements. […]


Winter Roping Camp

November 23, 2019
Jolyn Young

Warm weather, daily roping practice, a lively night life, and all the jackpots a team roper can enter. Sounds like a roper’s dream, right? Well, every winter that dream comes true in Wickenburg, Arizona and the surrounding area when the local arenas fill up with fresh cattle and team ropers by the truckload. Many visitors […]


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