Horse Training Articles

The Story of Tuff: Part 1

February 19, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I’ve told you about our horse Chavez, and I’d like to tell you about one other horse that compares to none other, Tuffy’s Connection. Tuff has been mine since 2006 and in my family since 2005. My brother started him in the winter, and took him out west for a summer to cowboy on him […]

Wyoming Cowgirls Part 4

February 16, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

As explained in the beginning of this Wyoming Cowgirls series, Wyoming is known own both as the Equality State and the Cowboy State, so it stands to reason that there are some amazing Wyoming Cowgirls out working with the men and taking care of their family and business like a lady boss. The Wyoming Cowgirl series […]

Leg Cues: Open the Door

February 14, 2018
Savanna Simmons

This is important enough when you’re working on using those leg cues/buttons that I last talked about that I’m going to take a whole post to say this: open the door. Get your spur out of your horse’s way. Don’t accidentally ask for two cues at once, especially if your horse is just learning these. […]

Post Race Anxiety in Barrel Horses

February 10, 2018
Lynn Kohr

Does your horse exhibit post race anxiety? Is your horse nervous, anxious, fretful, elevated, irritated or not listening after your barrel run? Does he just want to get back to his buddies or is it something more?   The first thing to rule out when thinking of anxiety is physical pain. Is your horse lame […]

Advancing Leg Cues

February 4, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I talked some about the three buttons on a horse’s side that helps a horse figure out exactly what you’re after. Once you have a horse feeling and responding to each of the three cues separately, you can combine them with another leg cue and your reins to get your horse to do some more […]

Implementing Leg Cues

January 25, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Using and defining specific leg cues with your spurs can help your horse figure out exactly what you’re asking of him. I use three cues on my horse’s side to independently move the three general parts of him. These cues are the main reason I wear spurs; they offer my horse a clear, concise message […]

Halo Smart Round Corrals

January 23, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Have you have ever had to drag around panels for a round corral to work the ground, or just get them out of the way? Or have you ever had a wreck with a horse trying to jump over the panel, or get a leg caught in panel? Then you will appreciate this product! Halo […]

Cold Weather Riding Hacks

January 13, 2018
Jolyn Young

Even though it’s winter and the ground is covered in snow and ice, there is still riding to be done, right? If you’re braving the snow and saddling up for work or pleasure, here are a few hacks for a safer ride. 1) Shoe for the ice. Nike doesn’t make cleats for horses, but there […]

Meet The Horseman Kevin Meyer

January 3, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

“Kevin Meyer – Mantz Creek Horses was established with the goal of maintaining the traditions of the western stock horse and its place in the modern west. Founded by Kevin Meyer, a professional cowboy and horse trainer with a background in both the traditional working ranch and performance/show disciplines of the equine industry, Mantz Creek […]

AQHA Hall of Fame and Museum

December 29, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

I recently had the opportunity to visit and tour the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas. The AQHA has a short, but very interesting history. I find what all lead up to the formation of the AQHA and all that has happened since fascinating. AQHA Hall of Fame & Museum […]

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