Horse Training Articles

Electrolyte Lowdown

August 4, 2021
Jolyn Young

Electrolytes. They’ve been a mainstay buzzword for years in the performance horse world. Professional competitors smile at us from the pages of glossy magazines and attest to how much such-and-such brand has drastically improved their performance. Online ads tell us we need to give them to our equine partners in order for them to stay […]


Horse Tying Safety Tip

July 26, 2021
Jan Swan Wood

We’ve all done it. After a graphic illustration of why not to many years ago, though, I stopped doing it. Doing what? Tying a horse up with your back to it. Let me explain further. I see it often. Someone leads a horse up to a fence, trailer or a barn wall tie, with the […]


Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics US Equestrian Team

July 20, 2021
Jolyn Young

It’s almost time for the 2021 Summer Olympics, officially called “Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.” They were originally scheduled for last year, but cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic; hence the slightly confusing date in the name. Anyway, regardless of what year they’re known as and held in, it’s the Summer Games, so you know what […]


Making a Barrel Horse: Almont, ND Jackpot

March 30, 2021
Jenn Zeller

In my continuing series on making a barrel horse, I wanted to share my latest run. My mare is now 7, and we spent most of last year clocking in the 4D and 5D respectively. For those of you not in the world of barrel horses – that means she was running 2 – 2.5 […]


Making a Barrel Horse – Hauling a Young Horse

March 11, 2021
Jenn Zeller

Hauling a horse is one of the single most important ways to make them great — save for roping cattle on them. The more broke you can get your horse, the better; the more they’ll focus on you. The less likely they are to make mistakes. Getting a horse really really broke is a never-ending […]


Ride ’em Backwards

January 25, 2021
Jenn Zeller

Riding your horse backwards is a better choice then pulling them backwards. Here’s how you accomplish this feat. Happy trails and happy training!


Racehorse to Ranch Horse Part 4: Stand Still

January 21, 2021
Jan Swan Wood

The cold winter days continued, as did the education of the ex-racehorse I had named Lily. Calving started March 1, and I rode her through calving and she seemed to really enjoy pairing out the heifers and their new calves. As high powered as she was, she would gear down and idle along behind a […]


Ratey Vs Non- Ratey Barrel Horses

January 19, 2021
Jenn Zeller

How do you help a ratey barrel horse free up? How do you help a free-runner, rate up? Here are my tips. Happy trails and happy training!


Faith, Family, Cattle – Avery / Graham Ranch

January 8, 2021
Tiffany Schwenke

Faith, Family, Cattle is what you will find at the Avery / Graham Ranch near Moorcroft, WY. I recently asked Delcy Graham to tell us a little about her family’s ranch. “Cowboying has been in our blood for generations, so it only comes naturally that this is what we are still doing to this day. […]


Collection Continued, Part 4/5

January 2, 2021
Jenn Zeller

Today we’ll wrap up this video series on the basics of collection. I hope you’ve all found it helpful in your journey with your horses. In case you missed them, here’s part 1A, part 1B, part 2, and part 3. I want to talk about a couple things that happen in the video: if you’ve […]


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