Horse Training Articles

Western Wednesday

December 25, 2019
Jenn Zeller

“Training horses, heck riding horses, isn’t easy. Failing is part of the process. It’s how you brush yourself off and get back in the saddle that counts the most. There’s beauty in the breakdown. Everything is about balance.” ― Carly Kade, Show Pen Promise Jason Perry rides Bob Hes Quick (Romeo) on his family ranch […]


National Day of the Horse

December 13, 2019
Jenn Zeller

On National Day of the Horse (December 13), we take time to celebrate the horse. The horses that made us, tried us, taught us, showed us love; all the things that make the horse a horse… “Look back at our struggle for freedom, Trace our present day’s strength to its source; And you’ll find that […]


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!