Horse Training Articles

Collection Part 2/3

December 30, 2020
Jenn Zeller

We’re covering more ground in our series on collection today! A couple things to note — in the video below: Cosmo wasn’t perfect with her lateral flexions. We are still working on those, and eventually they’ll become just right. But I won’t pick at her, because that will ruin all the try this mare has. […]


Collection From the Back, Part 1.

December 28, 2020
Jenn Zeller

What do the basics of collection look like? Well, I’ll show you below! This is a continuation of part 1 of our 4 part series!


Meet The Horsewoman Carly Richardson

December 20, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

Meet The Horsewoman Carly Richardson Carly Richardson is one to catch your attention with her diversified equine events of prestigious show jumping and ranch broncs! Talk about two totally different worlds, but Carly makes the most of both and always has a big smile on her face… even when she’s about to hit the ground! […]


Cowboyin’ With Cody and Kody

December 15, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

I recently asked Kody Walter to tell us about her and her fiancé Cody Wheeler’s backstory and how they came to be cowboyin’ together all across the west. Cody Wheeler grew up in a sale barn that his grandpa had started in Osceola, MO. I, Kody Walter, grew up helping my dad, Pinky Walter, on […]


Collection From the Ground, Part 1

December 11, 2020
Jenn Zeller

Collection seems to be a commonly misunderstood yet important part of horsemanship. It starts on the ground. When making a saddle horse, I cannot stress enough how important it is to have your ground work working well! In this series we’ll go through the process of how we free up the feet to build a […]


Green Barrel Horses on the Rodeo Trail

November 19, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

There’s a lot more to being a barrel racer than the sixteen or seventeen second runs that fans see in the arena. It takes time and patience to make a good barrel horse, and Tana Poppino knows that. The Big Cabin, Okla. cowgirl qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three times, in 2006-07 and […]


Stallion Auctions

November 3, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Everybody loves looking at horses for sale, and everybody loves a bargain. Combine the two, and you have stallion auctions. It’s the time of year for stallion breedings to be auctioned off, and if a person’s diligent (and lucky), they might score a thrifty breeding! Many of these auctions are set up to benefit a […]


The Bully Horse

October 13, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

I had a really good mare years ago who had been a stellar saddle horse and always sound. When she was past her mid-teens, I decided that she had earned the right to raise some colts. I found an equally good stud to breed her to and hauled her to the ranch and turned her […]


Mane Dilemma

September 10, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

The trend of long, thick mane on horses is big right now, and though it seems like that couldn’t be a problem for a horse other than having the knots brushed out on occasion, I see another problem that could lead to soundness issues. Bear with me. The long, thick mane goes clear to the […]


Rethinking Horsemanship: A Mother’s Journey

July 20, 2020
Jolyn Young

Before I had kids, I evaluated my daily productivity by how many tasks I fully completed each day. I only felt satisfied if I loped a bunch of circles, improved my second barrel, got my horse more rounded behind the bit, or checked another similar item off my list of personal equine goals. I spent […]