Horse Training Articles

Art Of The Cowgirl

January 18, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

ART OF THE COWGIRL 2019 encompasses the art, heart and soul of cowgirls in ways artists are drawn to emulate.  Then — in miraculously wonderful ways, because of funds generated through ART OF THE COWGIRL —  doors open for them to fulfill those longings! Their inspiration can be rewarded and enabled through Fellowship Programs those funds […]


Baby Calf and the Bronc Ride

January 16, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

Buddy was a big, good looking, gentle, well bred four year old gelding I was riding for my Dad through calving one spring. I’d used him all winter and had packed my little nephew on him and even pulled him in the sled, so he was pretty solid in most ways and really lazy. It […]


Trailer Unloading Woes

January 9, 2019
Savanna Simmons

We were asked, following this blog about building confidence in a horse to step down out of a trailer, what to do if a horse comes out like a rocket. Now that’s a little tricky, because more often than not, horses that speed through backing-or jumping-out of a trailer do so because of a prior […]


THREE POINTS OF CONTENTION

January 4, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

I was having a chat with a horseman friend a while back. He’s been at the cowboy and horseman game for many decades, as have I, and we always have lots to visit about. He brought up several points of contention for both of us and suggested I address the points in a column for […]


70th Annual SDQHA Banquet and Meeting


January 2, 2019
Savanna Simmons

For the second year, South Dakota Quarter Horse Association will be honoring breeders within Mount Rushmore State for their great contributions to AQHA. Jim Taylor, of Huron, will be recognized as the cumulative 50-year breeder, Bob and Karen Meyer, of Glad Valley will be honored as the producer of the year, and the horse of […]


Art of the Cowgirl with Coupon Code

December 31, 2018
Savanna Simmons

A unique event is in the works in Phoenix, Arizona, in February that fine art-lovers, horsemanship-connoisseurs, avid- or hopeful-craftsman, and cowboys, cowgirls, and ranchers can’t miss. Art of the Cowgirl, slated for Feb. 8 to 10 at Corona Ranch, is designed by Tammy Pate. The idea stemmed from Tammy’s own quest for knowledge and experience […]


Diamonds In The Desert Horse Sale Recap

December 29, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Diamonds in the Desert Inaugural Performance Horse Sale sets the bar high and already has horse people excited about next year’s sale! The sale was held December 13 at Plaza Hotel & Casino in the showroom. 68 horses were sold. Here is the recap told by Codi Gines. The number of buyers at the Meet […]


Horsemanship Thoughts

December 26, 2018
Tristen Baroni

Today we are diving deep into the thoughts and philosophy on horsemanship, which you all know relates to so much more than horses, it really does relate to so many aspects in life. My main focus with this video is to help people help themselves, or if you are already helping yourself, helping others and […]


Let Them Be Little

December 19, 2018
Savanna Simmons

My husband Boe and I got some really great advice from even before we had little kids, from Bryan Neubert. He said, “Take your kids off their horses before they say they’re done.” This is a really great way to instill, or keep, that love of horses in place. My kids, as I’m guessing Bryan’s […]


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 […]


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