Horse Training Articles

How To Attach a Curb Strap or Chain Properly

August 8, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

I have seen an error made in the assembly of a bridle multiple times over the years, and want to caution others against making the same mistake. This concerns those bits with a second rein loop or gag loop where the mouthpiece attaches. I have seen people put their curb strap or curb chain through […]


Horses, Kids, and Kid’s Horses

August 5, 2014
Jessie Salter

That age old question…What makes a good kid’s horse? Well, most of us know that the majority of the time, an old horse is best suited for a kid. One that has been there, done that. You or someone you know, has owned that horse a while, and know all his quirks.  But does their […]


Riding with Buck: Part 3

August 3, 2014
Jenn Zeller

We previously discussed Practicality and Safety. Confidence comes as a result of those. It’s all related. Confidence is something I’ve gained at every clinic. Take riding colts for example.  I had ridden a few colts in my life prior to my moving to the ranch here in South Dakota (I had even started my own […]


Riding With Buck: Part 2

July 30, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Previously, we discussed who Buck is. Now we will delve into why I’d choose to ride with him above most others. How is it, that someone, like me, who makes their living riding horses, chooses to attend a clinic in the first place? Some might think I already know enough. I will be the first […]


Riding with Buck Brannaman – A Series

July 27, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I would like to consider myself a professional horseman. But the truth is, I’m merely on the journey.  It’s true that I get to spend my days horseback, but just because someone makes a living doing something, doesn’t mean they’re as good at it now, as they will be in 10 years, or even 20. […]


Stuff My Horse Has Taught Me

July 25, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Those of you that know me, know I follow the teachings of Buck Brannaman. One of his famous quotes is: “Horses and life, it’s all the same to me.” I’ve known that quote. And in theory I’ve known what it means. But there’s a difference between what you think you know, and actually putting that […]


Ride Aware of Your Horse’s Feet. Tips from Lynn Kohr

July 21, 2014
Jessie Salter

I want to take this opportunity to share some quick tips from my dear friend and proven trainer and competitor,  Lynn Kohr.    I’ve ridden with Lynn since I was little, and she never ceases to amaze me with her talented horsemanship and hunger for learning and improving. This particular tip is one that hits […]


Speed Control Through Your Seat

July 17, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I was reading through some blogs recently, and it occurred to me, that some common trouble a lot of riders and their horses find themselves in, is that their horse has too much go, and not enough whoa.  While, “whoa” or “ho” is a good command, around here we don’t use verbal commands. We like […]


Seasoning Your Performance Horse Prospect

July 16, 2014
Jessie Salter

One thing is for sure, seasoning a young performance horse prospect can be a very humbling experience.  It has to be done. It’s part of the training process. Horses can feel like champions at home, but they can’t be proven until they’ve gone somewhere. I’m very fortunate that I have an indoor and outdoor arena […]


Dexterity in Horsemanship

July 14, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Some of you read the title to this post and thought, “what the!?” Honestly, becoming dexterous is one of the best things we can do to improve our horses and our horsemanship. I’m sure that any of you reading this have been on a horse that turns, or rides better to one side than the […]