Horse Training Articles

How to Wrap Equine Polo Wraps

July 21, 2015
Lynn Kohr

To wrap or not to wrap… What’s the RAP? With many choices in horses’ leg protection for the performance equine athletes, competitors are faced with the questions of which ones to use and when? No matter the brand name or the product, all take a bit of education to get leg boots tight and adjusted […]

The Elusive Lead Change

July 20, 2015
Jenn Zeller

It’s really not elusive. Horses have been doing them without us on their backs since they were about three days old and figured out they have legs that can take them really fast. But for the human, it can be a difficult thing to grasp. There are elements to a lead change that one must […]

Stallions Are All Business; Part 2

July 11, 2015
Jan Swan Wood

Many stallions are capable saddle horses, dependable partners, are gentle and like people, but can react to other horses and get someone hurt. A stallion views other horses as either a threat to his territory or a conquest. An aggressive response toward either or by another horse can catch a person in the middle of […]

Hobble Training

July 6, 2015
Jenn Zeller

Having a horse that will hobble is one of the handiest things a person could need; especially if you’re in the ranching business. But hobbling isn’t only helpful for keeping your horse close when you’re out of places to tie him up. It teaches him countless other things. It teaches him how to yield to […]

Wrangling The Cavvy

July 1, 2015
Jolyn Young

If you want to be Cavvy Savvy, you gotta savvy how to wrangle the cavvy. Heh heh heh. Anyway, back to business. Bringing in the saddle horses is a daily chore on a working cattle ranch, as it’s healthier for the horses and more efficient for the management to turn the whole bunch out into […]

Rodeo Ready

June 30, 2015
Rachel Larsen

My husband and I are homebodies, as a result our horses are too.  However, I am never uncomfortable with taking one of our ranch horses to “town.”  Our older horses have a solid foundation of long slow range miles.  When starting colts we head outside the corrals and put cattle in front of them, as soon […]

Stallions Are All Business; Part 1

June 26, 2015
Jan Swan Wood

The ownership of a stallion is more than just owning a horse. There are risks and responsibilities involved with stallion ownership that most people never think about. Most people are also not capable and/or willing to do what it takes to manage a stallion safely. The decision to have a stallion on one’s property should […]

How To Tie A Rope Halter…Correctly

June 23, 2015
Lynn Kohr

How To Tie A Rope Halter…Correctly. When I see a rope halter tied incorrectly,(the tie is above the loop) I learn something about the person behind the tie. He might be a dude.  When tied above the halter loop, a horse can pull out of the halter pretty easily and quickly.  If you have ever […]

Ride With a Plan

June 22, 2015
Jenn Zeller

In the first part of my series about my clinic time with Buck this year, we discussed how to properly ride and teach progressions to your horse. We will continue on in the discussion today. As a short review, here are the principles discussed at this clinic. Have a purpose. Be precise. Be consistent. Be […]

Colts And Kids

June 18, 2015
Jolyn Young

While in high school and on breaks from college, I started colts for a handy lady named Laurie Robustellini in northern California. She started backyard horses, performance colts, racing mules, re-started older problem horses, and tuned up horses for her clients. If it had hair and would fit under a saddle, Laurie would mess around […]

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