Ranch Life Articles

Why I’m Glad My Kids Ride Horses

August 26, 2014
Jessie Salter

I think most kids naturally love animals. However not all kids are lucky enough to have animals in their lives. Let alone a horse! I’ve talked about pairing the right horse with each kid and I can’t stress enough how important that is. There are so many wonderful life lessons to be learned from teaching […]


Horse Humor

August 15, 2014
Jessie Salter


Wishing On A Loop

August 11, 2014
Jayme Thompson

The life of a cowboy is unpredictable.  Each day is a new adventure.  As my husband sat at the bench in his saddle shop, stamping the fresh leather of a piece for a saddle, he thought of how much he could get accomplished for the customer who awaits his order.  The phone rang, changing the […]


I Can Learn a Thing or Two…

August 7, 2014
Jayme Thompson

The sun began to peek up over the hill that sits behind our house, and through Mattson’s bedroom window.  He jumped up out of bed, with a smile on his face.  This was the day that Mattson had worked all summer for – the 4-H horse show!  As he catches his horse, I load the […]


Best Seat in the House

August 4, 2014
Terryn Drieling

For each of the last seven years, I have watched the Double A Feeds Ranch Rodeo and Hubbard Ranch Bronc Riding from the crow’s nest as a timer.  I have watched many a ranch rodeo from the stands, and while it is most definitely entertaining, it just doesn’t have the same feel as watching from […]


How To Get A Cowgirl Out Of Her Pants

August 1, 2014
Tayler Teichert

  In my previous post, Weakness, I showed a bit of my serious side but it is time that you saw the side of me that is showing 87.2% of the time. The spazzy, hot mess me. You should get excited for this story. The scene was reminiscent of Christmas morning in Idaho, only this […]


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 […]


Weakness

July 24, 2014
Tayler Teichert

A few years ago I was hanging out with the CSI (College of Southern Idaho) rodeo team and there were a handful of Canadian bull riders there.  As the crisp fall evening was approaching a song came over the speakers of their Chrysler Mini Van. This was no chart topping song that makes you want […]


A Memorable 4th of July

July 22, 2014
Maria Tibbetts

Growing up, we didn’t have fancy horses. We had “affordable” horses. As the youngest of the WHOLE family (cousins included), I got the old horses, the plodders, the herd-bound, barn sour ones, the ones that had three speeds–walk, trot and faster trot. Don’t get me wrong, they were steady, good-‘nuf kids’ horses. They had just […]


RANCH HORSE TRAINING: Setting up for success at a colt’s first branding

July 1, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

Roping and dragging calves to the fire at branding time is a timeless tradition in ranching country. Every horse there, though, has had to drag that first calf to the fire, and how that worked out will affect the horse for years to come. Riding a colt and dragging a calf to the fire compounds […]