Horse Training Articles

Never Stop Learning

November 16, 2014
Bailee Murnion

“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Unknown   In order to grow as horsemen, we should never forget that we are always learning. We should foster that attitude that we can learn something, whether it be good or bad, from every […]


The Third Ride

November 8, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I thought I’d start sharing some videos I took this past winter, when I started one of my colts. I’ve since sold this colt – he’s gone on to a very handy,  West River Cowboy. He’d had him a couple weeks, rode him maybe once, and went and roped and doctored a yearling bull on him. […]


Working over a Tarp

November 3, 2014
Jenn Zeller

One of the things I love to do with my colts, and even older horses, is challenge them to “get with me”.  I want them to realize that as an effective leader for them, I’ll not “lead” them astray; that they can trust my judgement. If we do not become effective leaders for our horses, […]


WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY

October 31, 2014
One smart ranch horses figures out how to ride, not trot, home from the pasture.

Many years ago when I worked on a big outfit in New Mexico, an incident occurred that has stuck in my mind for all these years. One early morning a crew of us were sent to the top of the mesa to a rough, rocky pasture that was pretty thick with cedars to gather some […]


Hauling Horses, Part 2

October 30, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I’m back with more safety tips for the road! We will just continue down the list we started previously. 6. Keep a good, working, heavy duty jack in your pickup or trailer (where it is accessible even if your horses are in the trailer).  I have a big, heavy, timber that is made so that […]


Hauling Horses, Part 1

October 27, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I’ve hauled several hundred thousand miles, just me, my dogs and my horses (and my dad, when I was a teenager). I started pulling my horses behind me, nearly as soon as I got my driver’s license.  As such, I’ve become quite adept at handling things that can go wrong when traveling, and how to […]


Prepare Your Horse To Get Caught

October 24, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Here is some good advice from Zach Ducheneaux on preparing your horse to be caught. Usually it’s less about getting a hard to catch horse caught, and more about getting your horse ready to be caught.  We want the horse to mentally be with us and if we start there, our ride is bound to […]


Words Are Powerful

October 20, 2014
jmiller

Quotes are a major part of my life. It seems like I can find meaningful quotes wherever I look. I seem to stumble across them just when I need one the most. Once I find them, it always seems like they fit into a certain area of my life. Often times, I am drawn to […]


Prepare to a Position for the Transition

October 17, 2014
Jenn Zeller

While helping get your horse broke, there are so many things to take into consideration.  You have to gain control of not just his mind, but his feet, and his face. He’s got to learn to move his body, with us on him, in all the ways he’s been moving since before we interrupted his […]


Stepping off of “Old Faithful”

October 16, 2014
Bailee Murnion

Do you remember as a kid how frightening it was transitioning from your trusty old pony to a BIG horse? Not only were you several hands taller sitting on your horse, but the horse didn’t act like your pony, didn’t look like your pony and dangit – just wasn’t the same as your pony! You […]


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