Horse Training Articles

Halter Breaking the Young Horse

November 15, 2018
Jenn Zeller

There are some subtle little things you can do when halter breaking a young horse. These quick points will help them lead better, hunt you up, and make it easier to get them haltered. Enjoy! Happy Trails!


Smokie Brannaman on Keeping Confidence

November 12, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Following parts one and two on lacking and building confidence. Once you find a horse that you feel you can trust, work slowly. Become comfortable on the ground, and use groundwork to establish some commands that will be needed once you’re in the saddle. Then keep layering on a little more each time. “Push a […]


Preparing Your Horse To Stand

November 8, 2018
Tristen Baroni

When preparing your horse to stand, use this as a guide to what the hard to mount horse is thinking. If you have a horse that gets disgruntled, agitated, or scared when you go to mount, this will help you along the path of making that a distant memory. Our main goal when mounting our […]


Smokie Brannaman on Building Confidence

November 2, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Following part 1 on lacking confidence. “A lot of folks will say just climb back on, you’ll get over it,” Smokie said, “But you have to back up and think of things differently. Sometimes you have to start yourself over with a horse. Find a horse that is trustworthy, one that can help you out […]


Training with Tristen Baroni: Working through pull back

October 29, 2018
Tristen Baroni

Is your horse pulling back? Feet feeling sticky when you go to lead him off? The key to this is slow and steady, as well as having a reliable horse to operate off of. A few things to be aware of when working on this are- First, it’s not a pulling contest. If you treat […]


Smokie Brannaman on Lacking Confidence

October 26, 2018
Savanna Simmons

As a mother, I have discovered a crux of sorts in regard to horses and confidence. Here’s the thing, I have minimal confidence, which leads to guilt and feelings of depression. Horses have always been a large part of who I am, and so when I’m afraid of riding some horses, my self worth can […]


Training with Tristen Baroni: Flexions, pt. 2

October 11, 2018
Tristen Baroni

In this video we are once again working on our flexions as we’ve made progress with our horses. Hopefully you had the same success with your horse(s).  In this video what I’m trying to express isn’t only about flexions it’s also about understanding pressure and release, enabling the horse to search for peace. What I’m trying to […]


Training with Tristen Baroni: Flexions, pt. 1

October 1, 2018
Tristen Baroni

More than just flexions…..this is a great way to work on your timing! In the exercise I’m doing things are slow and you really get a chance to be in the moment without too many moving parts, which in terms of learning is the best way to begin to understand something for most people. Aside […]


Team Roping Without Cattle

September 5, 2018
Jolyn Young

Team roping is fun, but owning or leasing sport cattle is expensive. Buying a team roping dummy that can be pulled behind an ATV is a great solution for team ropers who want to practice at home without breaking the bank. Well, the initial investment is a bit steep – think around $2,000-$3,000 for one […]


WYO Quarter Horse Sale – Bill & Carole Smith

September 3, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

  WYO Quarter Horse Sale has built a solid reputation as a sale where you can find quality horses being offered by quality people. Bill and Carole Smith started the WYO Quarter Horse Sale in 1983. Over the years, it has developed into the nation’s elite arena, ranch-broke gelding, and Quarter Horse production sale. There […]