Ranch Life Articles

Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage Biscuits

November 24, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I had a piece of heaven once when I was in Texas. Heaven came in the form of a muffin. A muffin with sausage, cheddar cheese, herbs and jalapeno peppers. And the world said, Amen. I’m not a huge muffin fan, so I figured I could make the same thing with a biscuit – which […]


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 […]


Winter on the Ranch

November 18, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I’m pretty convinced that I may have a screw loose. It’s been exceptionally cold for November, and the other morning was no different. I awoke at 5:30am, as is my typical wake-up time, enjoyed some coffee, and wrote a couple articles while I waited for the sun to peek her head over the horizon. I […]


Being a Cowboy-Girl

November 13, 2014
Tayler Teichert

Ever see those window stickers on a big 4WD truck that says ‘Silly Boys, Trucks are for Girls’? Well,  I’ve seen a handful in my day. I have had many people tell me I should slap one on my truck and I, tactfully as possible, told them, no thank you, those are corny. I have […]


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. […]


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 […]


Selling your horse? How to photograph your horse to get top dollar

October 26, 2014
Kay Schrock

Here some simple tips to make your photos stand out when you are selling horses online, or in a paper. You may have a great-looking horse, but if the picture is bad, it won’t get much interest. You might think you are not a good photographer, but trust me, even an amateur can take nice […]


FALL COLORS, COWBOY STYLE

October 23, 2014
Jayme Thompson

As the leaves begin to turn their beautiful orange and yellow colors, you can begin to feel the chill in the early morning air. Fall approaches us this year with more items added to our “to do list”. Along with our horse and cattle operation and saddle business, my husband Matt, is a rep for […]


Side Aches with Grandpa

October 21, 2014
hmaude

When I was young, from two or three on, I spent a great deal of time pondering how adults did not get side aches while riding. This thought process often transpired while horseback, holding my side with one hand while trotting across miles, and I do mean that literally, of prairie to gather some bunch […]


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 […]