Horse Training Articles

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 […]


How to Lead a Horse

October 14, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Helmet manufacturers claim that many horse – related injuries occur while riders are on the ground. I don’t doubt that that’s true. But I’d also argue that it’s often because people don’t pay attention to what their horse is telling them when they’re on the ground. I’d also say from experience that many people don’t […]


How To Saddle a Horse

October 5, 2014
Jenn Zeller

We’ve probably all seen it happen: a wreck where the saddle ends up under the horse. It can happen for any number of reasons – a latigo could break, or you could be in the process of saddling your horse when he spooks, and under him the saddle goes. One of the ways to prevent […]


Do You Have a Plan?

October 4, 2014
Rachel Larsen

After a little wheeling and dealing, my son and his Grandpa Rooster, negotiated a pony riding deal.  They sealed their contract with a handshake and we brought home a Shetland.  Joe is a gentle pony, a bit of an easy keeper, who needs experience and exercise.  He is also my 9-year-old son’s first project horse. […]


A bit about bits…

September 29, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I see it at least once a week. In a newspaper ad, on Craigslist, in Facebook Horse Groups – someone says they have a short shanked snaffle for sale. I’d like very much to explain to everyone that writes that, that they don’t technically have a snaffle bit available. You have a leverage bit, or […]