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May 17, 2015
Jan Swan Wood

Many years ago, when our kids were pretty young, we hosted a shindig at the ranch where we worked. We had lots of folks and food, we sat around in the shade, visited and played guitars and had a generally great afternoon. There was quite a herd of kids, so they decided to have a […]

Hat Training

May 12, 2015
Rachel Larsen

I’m blessed with an abundance of hair, rapidly going gray, but that is a story for another time. All this hair makes wearing a cowboy hat a constant struggle for me. The hair and the fact I feel like I am in costume while wearing a hat, mean I seldom wear one. If I am […]

Dads, Sons, Men

May 7, 2015
Wendel Elliott

When it comes to being a dad and raising sons, we can sometimes feel like we aren’t hitting the mark. Every Dad can help their son become a man by instilling these character traits into their sons lives. However, keep in mind your example as well. Are you striving to live this kind of life […]

Horse Pasture Management Blog 2

May 3, 2015
Leigh Kelley

Picture taken April 2015   If you live and own livestock or grazing animals in the Northwest than you will probably be able to relate to the desire for a slightly longer growing season. Imagine residual grass as your large scale range greenhouse for proper horse pasture management. Let that sink in for a moment. […]

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, […]

Featured Horse: 2015 Streak Of Fling X Daves Jet Ta Fame Filly

April 16, 2015
Sales Staff

Solid bay filly by the winningest barrel racing sire at the present 2015 date, Streak A Fling. Out of a proven own daughter of Dash Ta Fame, Daves Jet Ta Fame. $22,000. Daves Jet Ta Fame, earned her Registered of Merit Racing and has produced lots of barrel racing colts that are winning at the […]

Two Types of People

April 13, 2015
Rachel Larsen

It has been my experience, there are two types of horse owners in the world. Those who invest time and energy into naming their equine companions creatively and those who don’t. Folks who underestimate the seriousness of the naming process are easy to identify. They’re riding palominos named Yeller and toting dogs named Rex. I […]

Horse Pasture Management

April 7, 2015
Leigh Kelley

Join me in a three part series on small acreage grazing. In the coming blogs we will look at a non-perennial stream and how horse pasture management effects the stream stability and viability as well as the surrounding grasslands. We will close the series with ways that you can easily enhance your own pastures for […]

Achieving Collection: A Series

April 3, 2015
Jenn Zeller

Once you’ve ridden a truly collected horse, you don’t want to ride anything but that. The first thing you need to know to achieve proper collection is how a horse physiologically gets collected, soft, and elevated, and how what happens physiologically, when it’s done correctly v. done incorrectly.  As I have mentioned before- softness in […]