Horse Training Articles

Building Confidence in a Young Horse

December 17, 2018
Jenn Zeller

When riding a green horse — or even 2 or 3 ride colt — outside for the first time, I have a few tips, for building confidence in that young horse and even in yourself.  We all know firsthand how overwhelming it can be, thinking about all the things that could go wrong on that […]


A Little Tarp Work

December 11, 2018
Jenn Zeller

Tarp work is one of the training tools that we feel is important in preparing a horse to be ridden. Here we show you how some of our ranch interns, utilize tarps on a couple of  2 year old geldings. This is to prepare them for the riding to come. As you’ll see there are […]


How To Work A Gate Horseback

December 9, 2018
Tristen Baroni

A horse that can work a gate well has been and always will be sought after. Operating a gate, working alleys, and cattle well are a sure way to get invited back to an event or get hired, depending on your position. The gate offers us a great opportunity to let our horses have a […]


Diamonds In The Desert Performance Horse Sale

November 30, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

  Diamonds In The Desert Performance Horse Sale is a new and exciting sale!  The sale is happening in Las Vegas, Nevada during the WNFR at the Plaza Hotel, December 13th at 1pm! MM Auction Services, LLC owned and operated by high school rodeo sweethearts, Colby and Codi Gines of Powell, Wyoming are more than delighted […]


Deworming The Difficult Horse

November 19, 2018
Tristen Baroni

Today we are covering deworming your horse and some methods you can use to handle the horse that can be difficult to deworm. The number one key for this to be a successful endeavor for both you and your horse is preparation. If you have a horse that you know is difficult (or you think […]


Halter Breaking the Young Horse

November 15, 2018
Jenn Zeller

There are some subtle little things you can do when halter breaking a young horse. These quick points will help them lead better, hunt you up, and make it easier to get them haltered. Enjoy! Happy Trails!


Smokie Brannaman on Keeping Confidence

November 12, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Following parts one and two on lacking and building confidence. Once you find a horse that you feel you can trust, work slowly. Become comfortable on the ground, and use groundwork to establish some commands that will be needed once you’re in the saddle. Then keep layering on a little more each time. “Push a […]


Preparing Your Horse To Stand

November 8, 2018
Tristen Baroni

When preparing your horse to stand, use this as a guide to what the hard to mount horse is thinking. If you have a horse that gets disgruntled, agitated, or scared when you go to mount, this will help you along the path of making that a distant memory. Our main goal when mounting our […]


Smokie Brannaman on Building Confidence

November 2, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Following part 1 on lacking confidence. “A lot of folks will say just climb back on, you’ll get over it,” Smokie said, “But you have to back up and think of things differently. Sometimes you have to start yourself over with a horse. Find a horse that is trustworthy, one that can help you out […]


Training with Tristen Baroni: Working through pull back

October 29, 2018
Tristen Baroni

Is your horse pulling back? Feet feeling sticky when you go to lead him off? The key to this is slow and steady, as well as having a reliable horse to operate off of. A few things to be aware of when working on this are- First, it’s not a pulling contest. If you treat […]


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