Horse Training Articles

Horse with Mouth Problems in A Sweat

November 28, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

When a bridled horse is having problems with it’s mouth, it has many ways of showing it. Some examples would be slobbering, fighting their head, rearing, chomping at the bit, opening their mouth when reins are pulled, head shaking, bucking, and not moving out normally. Sometimes though, the reaction is so subtle that it takes […]


Winter Horse Work

November 21, 2014
Kay Schrock

Winter horse work is very much part of the ranch life scene.  Despite the daily use of tractors and trucks to feed, the horses get their work in, too.  The horses here on the ranch develop warm, fuzzy winter coats as they live and work outside year round.  One bright winter day, I walked out […]


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 […]


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