Ranch Life Articles

Goals are Daunting

December 31, 2014
Tayler Teichert

The word goal has always been daunting to me. You tell me to set goals and I automatically think okay let me come up with a few extravagant ideas that I will never accomplish… and that’s just the way it is for me.  I am more of a list/project sort of person. I like to […]


Wrangling

December 27, 2014
Rachel Larsen

Wrangling, jingling, or gathering; whatever you call it, bringing horses to the corral on horseback is an essential part of our horseback experience.  My husband and I were raised gathering horses in this manner.  I prefer this method today.  I was a cautious child and wrangling made me feel adventurous, The Man From Snowy River-esque, even […]


Running Wild and Free

December 23, 2014
Kay Schrock

With their tails and manes rippling Hooves flashing fast in the running They flow down the hillside Then charge uphill in stride. The occasional neigh Is carried away, And all that drifts back to me Is thunder of hoof-beats, wild and free. Red roans and dark bays Bright paints and dull grays Running wild and […]


Christmas On the Ranch

December 19, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I, like many of you, love Christmas.  The Holiday Season is made extra special by all the decorations on the tree- because I try to treat my life like Christmas and give back whenever possible. While many of the ornaments have no sentimental value, simply because I like a uniform tree, there are a few […]


Christmas Caramel Candy Crunch

December 18, 2014
Bailee Murnion

Since the Holiday season is upon us I have decided to divulge my favorite Christmas recipe. Those of you who are reading this should feel honored as I don’t normally disclose my world famous recipes! Just kidding, I didn’t create this recipe myself, but I like to pretend that it is my masterpiece! I make […]


Looks Like A Dude

December 17, 2014
Wendel Elliott

He was talking on and on about how his uncle’s cousin’s wife’s parents had a little ranch somewhere. He was telling a story about a horse and gathering some cows and tying to get all the terminology right. He was laying out a line of bull that was deep enough to break out the 5 […]


Forget The XBox, Buy Your Kid A Horse For Christmas!

December 16, 2014
Bailee Murnion

  Parents, are you still looking for the perfect gift for your kids this Christmas? Maybe little Sally wants a Barbie and little Johnny wants a toy tractor. Well, 23 years ago little Bailee wanted a pony! On Christmas morning 1991, after opening the presents that Santa had left us, (and feeling a little blue that there wasn’t […]


Buckaroo Style Roping

December 13, 2014
Jenn Zeller

This isn’t a style of roping often practiced here on the plains of South Dakota. In fact since I’ve lived here, I only know of a few other outfits in the entire state that rope this way when they’re branding calves. We hold a special branding for purposes of keeping the art alive. It’s an […]


One Perfect Moment

November 26, 2014
Rachel Larsen


Horses, Ranches, Cowboys, Cowgirls… Lots To Be Thankful For.

November 25, 2014
Jessie Salter

It’s the season for thanks.  Most reading this blog likely own a horse or two, or you might be running a full fledged ranch. Whatever the situation, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for.  Heck, even if all you own is a lazy flea bitten dog, your lucky. There is so much to be […]


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