Horse Training Articles

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 […]

Kohr Quarter Horses, Roper Apparel and Footwear Barrel Futurity

June 14, 2015
Lynn Kohr

On May 22-25, 2015 in Gillette, WY the Kohr Family, aka, Kohr Quarter Horses joined with their loyal sponsors. Roper Apparel and Footwear, Zoetis, Classic Equine, Formula 707, Thars’ Feeds, Westergren Quarter Horses, Adequan, Jessie Jaymes Silversmiths, Barrel Racing Report, Purina, Dry Creek Western Wear, Future Fortunes, Triple Crown 100, Northern Hills Homes and RV, SIlever […]

Ride the Progression

June 9, 2015
Jenn Zeller

I just got back from my annual trip to ride with Buck Brannaman. I’ll be posting in a few installments about the “buzz” words if you will, from this time around. The principles drilled into us at this clinic are as follows: Have a purpose. Be Precise Be consistent. Be punctual.  If you’ve had to […]

Soft Eye, Soft Feel, Soft Feet. Part 3 Balanced Horse and Balanced Ride

June 3, 2015
Lynn Kohr

From the ground, as told in part 1 and part 2 ,I have my horse soft eyed, with a soft feel and moving with light and soft feet.  My horse is ready to ride. I follow the very same steps on his back as I do on the ground, using split reins, I have my leading, […]

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