Horse Training Articles

Smokie Brannaman on Lacking Confidence

October 26, 2018
Savanna Simmons

As a mother, I have discovered a crux of sorts in regard to horses and confidence. Here’s the thing, I have minimal confidence, which leads to guilt and feelings of depression. Horses have always been a large part of who I am, and so when I’m afraid of riding some horses, my self worth can […]

Training with Tristen Baroni: Flexions, pt. 2

October 11, 2018
Tristen Baroni

In this video we are once again working on our flexions as we’ve made progress with our horses. Hopefully you had the same success with your horse(s).  In this video what I’m trying to express isn’t only about flexions it’s also about understanding pressure and release, enabling the horse to search for peace. What I’m trying to […]

Training with Tristen Baroni: Flexions, pt. 1

October 1, 2018
Tristen Baroni

More than just flexions…..this is a great way to work on your timing! In the exercise I’m doing things are slow and you really get a chance to be in the moment without too many moving parts, which in terms of learning is the best way to begin to understand something for most people. Aside […]

Team Roping Without Cattle

September 5, 2018
Jolyn Young

Team roping is fun, but owning or leasing sport cattle is expensive. Buying a team roping dummy that can be pulled behind an ATV is a great solution for team ropers who want to practice at home without breaking the bank. Well, the initial investment is a bit steep – think around $2,000-$3,000 for one […]

WYO Quarter Horse Sale – Bill & Carole Smith

September 3, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

  WYO Quarter Horse Sale has built a solid reputation as a sale where you can find quality horses being offered by quality people. Bill and Carole Smith started the WYO Quarter Horse Sale in 1983. Over the years, it has developed into the nation’s elite arena, ranch-broke gelding, and Quarter Horse production sale. There […]

Help Them Get Comfortable

August 31, 2018
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been getting to ride a few colts this Summer. In my string I have two 3 year olds, and a 4 year old. The four year old, you’ve all seen because she was featured in my Yielding the Hips Series. She has the most rides on her, and this week, as I was astride, […]

Flagging to Kid-Proof Your Horse

August 29, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I bring to you some sub-par photos that will hopefully end up being helpful for a fairly specific situation. My husband and I use the flag for a multitude of situations, and just like anything, too much of a good thing is not a good thing.  A person can really numb up a horse with […]

Yielding the Hips: Part 3

August 23, 2018
Jenn Zeller

The last video I’m going to share in this series  about yielding the hips is below. Here you can see the mare is pretty hooked on, and is thinking her way through the maneuvers she’s being asked to do. She’s become less reactive and more interested in what is being presented to her. Teach the horse […]

PEMF Therapy Q&A with Stevie Brown

August 21, 2018
Savanna Simmons

My name is Stevie Brown, I grew up in Idaho, but currently go back and forth between ID, MT, CO, and AZ. Growing up, I was involved with Jr Rodeo, HS Rodeo, a few local barrel racing associations, and now pro rodeo and train futurity horses. I also enjoy breakaway roping and team roping. I […]

Yielding the Hips, Part Two

August 8, 2018
Jenn Zeller

Here, we continue our series in helping Cosmo, my 4 year old mare, with getting soft, looking us up, and yielding her feet to us. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments. I’ll do my best to answer them! Happy Trails!