Ranch Life Articles


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 […]


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

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

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 […]


October 15, 2014
Jan Swan Wood

Maybe It Really Is God’s Country!

October 9, 2014
Bailee Murnion

“There’s nothing better than riding a fine horse in a new country.” – Gus McRae in Lonesome Dove The end of September we went back to my husband’s hometown of Jordan, Montana to help some neighbors trail their yearling heifers out of the rough Missouri River breaks back to their winter pasture. Most people think […]

Do You Have a Plan?

October 4, 2014
Rachel Larsen

After a little wheeling and dealing, my son and his Grandpa Rooster, negotiated a pony riding deal.  They sealed their contract with a handshake and we brought home a Shetland.  Joe is a gentle pony, a bit of an easy keeper, who needs experience and exercise.  He is also my 9-year-old son’s first project horse. […]

Ranch Rodeos

October 3, 2014

As the ranch rodeo season comes to a close, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite photos taken during the White Sulphur Springs Ranch Rodeo where Rose Cattle Company had a team.     Photos taken by Phlat Phlee Photography

A List of Things To Go Wrong

October 1, 2014
Tayler Teichert

High school graduation was nearing and I had no clue what I was going to do with my life. I was panicked because I didn’t have the perfect plan like all the rest of my classmates and I was wondering if something was wrong with me. A neighbor of ours mentioned something to me that […]