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A Difference of Opinion

December 1, 2015
Rachel Larsen

I spent five idyllic summers as a young adult, as a polo groom. My responsibilities included keeping the horses fit and the tack clean and tidy. On match days, every horses’ tail is tied up, just so. Every buckle fastened neatly, not loose ends, every keeper and billet utilized. While I cared for my beloved […]


Of {Good} Breeding

November 25, 2015
Richelle Barrett

I think anyone that has ever owned a horse has been there; that moment that some “horse person” (as my dad likes to call them) has to ask how your horse is bred. Not that there is anything wrong with it; indeed good bloodlines do make a difference when picking out the right horse. Even […]


Just One of the Girls…

November 18, 2015
Richelle Barrett

Hard evidence is starting to show I am a glutton for punishment. It is not enough that I work in an office full of women, and am the proud mother of two little blonde firecrackers, that I also have added a mare to my remuda and a little female Heeler-Heinz 57 mutt to our collection […]


AQHA Deadlines Approaching

November 7, 2015
Jessie Salter

Attention American Quarter Horse Breeders!  There are some important deadlines quickly approaching this month. AQHA Stallion Breeding Reports and AQHA Incentive Fund Stallion Nominations are all due November 30th.  Read below as there are some changes for Stallions that bred mares in 2015. The following is courtesy of AQHA: Stallion Breeding Reports According to the […]


Living The Dream

October 30, 2015
Richelle Barrett

The following could sum up any number of mornings spent moving cows around from field to field; heaven compared to my weekly day job.  This cool morning starts early; before sun-up early. The horses’ backs are fresh and cold, and their youth begins to show as they dance around in the dim yellow light of […]


Western Wednesday

October 21, 2015
Jenn Zeller

Cowboys in black and white can never be bad, right? This is my other half handling a four year old palomino filly we raised. He’s the most patient person I know and that, to me anyway, is the sign of a good horseman. Happy trails!


Little Pieces of My Heart

October 20, 2015
Richelle Barrett

Her grandma swings her up in the saddle, to sit in front of me. She giggles and plops down with the horn between her little legs, and says “Go, ma, go!” Her tiny little hands grab a hold of the reins like this isn’t the first time she’s done this. My heart immediately melts, and […]


Thanks to Short Horses…

October 11, 2015
Richelle Barrett

Being vertically challenged has caused me to appreciate short horses. While I do enjoy getting on a tall, leggy steed every now and then, I tend to veer towards my short, stocky Quarter Horse most days; especially when I am going to be spending the better part of my time horseback, and know I will […]


7 Reasons why fall on the ranch is the best time of year

October 2, 2015
Richelle Barrett

Where has the year gone? It seems like just yesterday we were sloshing through the muck and checking newborn calves; now it is the first of October and the leaves are beginning to turn. That being said, I have decided there is not a better time of year than fall in Montana. Although fleeting, fall […]


Tips and Tricks for the Hiring Process

September 30, 2015
By Kelsey Snyder, Classified Department Manager

HIRED Online Recruitment Workshops Produced by Tri-State Livestock News and The Fence Post Today’s Ag industry workforce faces many challenges. Whether you are a job seeker or an employer, it is difficult to find the right match and quality. It can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. For years, TSLN and the […]


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