Horse Training Articles

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 […]


A Little Tarp Work

December 11, 2018
Jenn Zeller

Tarp work is one of the training tools that we feel is important in preparing a horse to be ridden. Here we show you how some of our ranch interns, utilize tarps on a couple of  2 year old geldings. This is to prepare them for the riding to come. As you’ll see there are […]


How To Work A Gate Horseback

December 9, 2018
Tristen Baroni

A horse that can work a gate well has been and always will be sought after. Operating a gate, working alleys, and cattle well are a sure way to get invited back to an event or get hired, depending on your position. The gate offers us a great opportunity to let our horses have a […]


Diamonds In The Desert Performance Horse Sale

November 30, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

  Diamonds In The Desert Performance Horse Sale is a new and exciting sale!  The sale is happening in Las Vegas, Nevada during the WNFR at the Plaza Hotel, December 13th at 1pm! MM Auction Services, LLC owned and operated by high school rodeo sweethearts, Colby and Codi Gines of Powell, Wyoming are more than delighted […]


Deworming The Difficult Horse

November 19, 2018
Tristen Baroni

Today we are covering deworming your horse and some methods you can use to handle the horse that can be difficult to deworm. The number one key for this to be a successful endeavor for both you and your horse is preparation. If you have a horse that you know is difficult (or you think […]