Horse Training Articles

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 […]


Balance

November 21, 2019
Tristen Baroni

I spend a lot of time pondering how to trick other people into relaxing and living in the moment if only for a moment. While this may seem far fetched, it is balance. Balancing the thoughts and intentions in the mind to be present and in the moment, is the first step towards balance with […]


Art of the Cowgirl Horsemanship Fellowship’s Journey: Part 1

November 17, 2019
Savanna Simmons

I (Savanna) have been excited about the mission of Tammy Pate’s Art of the Cowgirl event since I first heard about it more than a year ago. I attended the first event as a gift from my family and was immediately in awe of the caliber of talent and artistry. I first rode with Lee Smith […]


A Buck-Off Saga

November 15, 2019
Jolyn Young

I was playing outside with my kids the other day when I observed a little buck-off saga featuring my down-the-road neighbors. It was a warm, sunny fall day, perfect for late-season gardening, bike riding, or trail riding. I was busy adding assorted organic matter to my garden beds. My two older kids jumped on the […]


New Tips to Halter Break Your Colt

November 13, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

Recently, while working to halter break a colt, my dad decided to try something new. He decided to teach this one to lead with his mom in the round corral. My dad is 69 years old and been working with horses his entire life. He is a true horseman as he knows he is still […]


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!


A Well Trained Mind Directs Circumstance. Ground Work for Weanlings

October 30, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

Fall is here. For many that means pumpkin spice and sweaters, but for us at North Four Mile Creek it means it is time to wean the foals. Days to come will be filled with working and playing with them. The foals all have their own personalities and they all have to have some basic […]


The Santa Maria Rig

September 14, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

It’s always so nice to handle horses that have been started right and are gentle around the body and feet. But, they’re not all like that. With all of the good clinicians and forums to learn the “right” way to do things with our horses, it’s probably hard for some people to decide to do […]


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