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Green Barrel Horses on the Rodeo Trail

November 19, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

There’s a lot more to being a barrel racer than the sixteen or seventeen second runs that fans see in the arena. It takes time and patience to make a good barrel horse, and Tana Poppino knows that. The Big Cabin, Okla. cowgirl qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three times, in 2006-07 and […]


Stallion Auctions

November 3, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Everybody loves looking at horses for sale, and everybody loves a bargain. Combine the two, and you have stallion auctions. It’s the time of year for stallion breedings to be auctioned off, and if a person’s diligent (and lucky), they might score a thrifty breeding! Many of these auctions are set up to benefit a […]


Dear Mr. President-to-Be

November 3, 2020
Ruth Wiechmann

President Trump and former Vice President Biden, We are the voice of agriculture. We are America’s farmers and ranchers. We raise sheep and cattle, chickens and hogs, corn and wheat, cotton and beans. We feed Americans; we feed the world. We are your supporters. We fly Make America Great flags along our highways and on […]


NFR Bound, Kiss and Shelley Morgan

August 26, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

The number six barrel racer in the world is aboard a special horse. Shelley Morgan rides “Kiss,” a six-year-old sorrel mare whose registered name is HR Fameskissandtell, and who is all woman. Shelley’s had great horses before, such as one named Short Go, who she rode at the 2009 National Finals Rodeo. And she knew […]


Cowboy Christmas, COVID-19 Style

July 22, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

It wasn’t a typical Cowboy Christmas for any cowboy on the rodeo trail this Fourth of July, and it sure wasn’t normal for bulldogger Bridger Anderson, either. With fewer pro rodeos to compete at, due to the coronavirus, Anderson and his traveling buddies’ schedule was a little slower. Over this year’s Cowboy Christmas, Anderson competed […]


Parade Ponies

July 9, 2020
Jolyn Young

I LOVE small town parades, probably because I grew up participating in my hometown’s annual Christmas parade. I usually walked or rode on a float with our 4-H group. I loved wearing a costume that fit with the overall theme; hearing the announcer calling each entry’s name; seeing the other entries’ decorations; waving at spectators, […]


Feeding Horses

May 25, 2020
Lynn Kohr

There is a wealth of knowledge available for the intricate and specific needs of many horses along many diverse and particular nutritional circumstances. For these situations, visit with your veterinarian, your feed store and your nutritional expert. This article is our basic and humble feeding program, applying to our wide range of horses; ranging for […]


Teaching Patience, Trust, and Tolerance

April 22, 2020
Lynn Kohr

How do horses show their thresholds to humans’ pressure? Their reactions may show up as: bucking, rearing, freezing their feet, running away, shaking heads, being restless, mouthing lead ropes or bits, pawing or all combinations of these. What do we do to combat these behaviors? We teach patience, trust, and tolerance. How do I teach […]


Joe Wolter Online Learning Opportunity

April 3, 2020
Savanna Simmons

Joe Wolter is right up there among my favorite of clinicians. He’s awfully down-to-earth and kind while still able to poignantly deliver a message or lesson. He has been able to help me in some of my biggest sticking points with horses over the years, and, if you’ve seen him ride, you know how animated […]


Respect is Always Right with Horses

April 1, 2020
Lynn Kohr

Respect is always right and everything we do with our horse matters. Have you ever been in a hurry? Maybe you’ve caught your horse without waiting for your horse to respectfully turn, face and walk towards you?  Then you drag your horse to the trailer instead of leading him lightly? Then you load him and maybe […]


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