Rodeo Articles

The Inaugural Yampa River Ranch Rodeo and Iron Man Bronc Riding

May 26, 2015
Rachel Larsen

Everything I know about rodeoing can be summed up in two truths: 1)  You will be cold and wet.  If you are not cold or wet, the sun is shining and  2) you will be hot and sweaty.    You’re already spending your weekend horseback with friends.  Asking for perfect weather is just plain greedy.  That […]

Jordan Valley Big Loop Rodeo 2015

May 21, 2015
Jolyn Young

Jim and the RO cowboss, Jake, were lucky enough to get entered in the Jordan Valley Big Loop this year. As excited as they were to get a shot at the prestigious trophy saddles, my excitement level registered a close second on the I-can’t-wait-to-get-to-the-rodeo meter. We’ve been living south of Interstate 80 for six months; […]

AQHA Stallion Fabulous Golden Jet

April 29, 2015
Lynn Kohr

I am climbing out of my truck to unload Frenchmans Melody, with hopes of her being in foal to AQHA Stallion Fabulous Golden Jet. A beautiful buckskin stud who I have had the pleasure of riding and working a bit on barrels. He has also been team roped on, picked up bucking horses, ranched on, […]

Look to TSLN for Your Next Stallion

April 28, 2015
Jessie Salter

Spring is here! Are you thinking of a special stallion to breed to your favorite mare? It can be overwhelming, but with help from our sister company, Tri-State Livestock News, we have some great options for you to choose from. The Tri-State Livestock News is a premiere agriculture print publication. It’s true when they say […]

Old Methods Are New At Horsemanship Seminar; Part 1

April 25, 2015
Jan Swan Wood

A seminar called “Ancient Wisdom Meets Common Sense Horsemanship” was held in Billings, Montana in June 2014 and brought people together with an interest in learning about how to do a better job of addressing health, nutrition and physical problems in themselves and their horses. The instigator of the event was Bill Hackett and Company, […]

AQHA Stallion JD Look

April 15, 2015
Lynn Kohr

In my travels around the western USA, I am always on the lookout for a standout combination when seeking a stallion. One that has the speed and the mind.  I want to have extra speed and quiet speed, yet with thoughtfulness and forwardness…low to the ground slipping along. Touchet, WA is the home of Brad […]

Horse Sale and Collegiate Riding Competition in Bozeman.

March 26, 2015
Jessie Salter

Equine students at Montana State University and the University of Montana Western will be selling more than 30 young horses on Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, as part of the Top of the West Horse Sale at the Copper Spring Ranch near Bozeman. Sponsored by the Equine Boosters of MSU, the annual sale […]

Big, Bad Bucking Horses

March 17, 2015
Rachel Larsen

If the title of this post hadn’t given it away, you might not guess the friendly horses pictured below are actually bucking horses.  These photos were taken on January 1st, the day before a big WSRRA sanctioned stock saddle bronc riding in Torrington, Wyoming.  My son was playing on the ice in the horse pasture, when […]

2014 NFR Contestants

November 2, 2014
Jessie Salter

My dad asked me this morning where he could find the contestant list for this year’s National Finals Rodeo.  I said, “Hold on Dad. I’ll find it quick and email it to Mom.”  Well, it didn’t really happen as quick as I’d like it to.  So, I figured we’d better post this exciting information here.  […]


October 12, 2014
Jessie Salter

This year’s AQHA horses of the year have been announced. The top three in each of the 6 events were chosen with several new comers to the prestigious award. BARREL RACING 1. Wonders Cowboy Dan (Cowboy), owner H.Q Bass 2. Dasher Dude (Rootie), owner Britany Diaz 3. Guys Six Pack to Go (Six Pack), owner […]