Video Articles

Smoother Trailer Unloading

August 17, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Some horses are hesitant, slow, and clunky when stepping out of the trailer backwards, while other horses refuse to back out entirely. We prefer that our horses back out of the trailer. They tend to be in more control when backing and it prevents slipping of the front legs when hitting the ground, and slipping […]

Featured Horse for Sale: Cowy Ranch Gelding

August 15, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Boe Simmons’ Peppy San Badger is a 2008 Bay Gelding with Peppy San Badger and Doc Quixote on his papers. “Bruce” is consigned as Lot number 89 in the Sugar Bars Legacy Sale, September 17, in Sheridan, Wyoming. He’s cutting bred, and he has a big ol’ motor, is fast and SUPER snappy. We think he […]

Slick Storage of Your Latigo

July 24, 2017
Savanna Simmons

In Properly Storing Gear Part one and Part two, I talked about how my husband and I are very particular about how our gear is stored, and in doing so, we often maximize its lifespan. Consider this an addendum to that blog, but important enough to stand on its own. Let me get up on […]

Helping a Head-Shy Horse

July 20, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Meet Leroy. Leroy is head-shy, and in particular, ear-shy. He is the type of horse that isn’t crazy about human contact, but isn’t aggressive. This has more to do with his personality than anything in his past, to my knowledge and based on watching him. Leroy, as you can imagine, is also hard to catch […]

Roping Horses’ Feet

July 14, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Roping horses’ feet, primarily colts, can be a fantastic tool benefitting many aspects of your horse’s mind and manners. Some horses react minimally to having feet roped, others can be quite dramatic, but both types can benefit from having their feet and legs worked with. First, roping horses’ feet encourages them to yield on a […]

Desensitizing your spooky horse using a tarp

February 22, 2017
Jenn Zeller

Ask A Pro Question: “My horse spooks at the strangest things. I know he was desensitized as a colt. How do I get him over this spooky behavior?”  Thank you for your question. It’s easy for us to forget that sometimes we need to go back to the beginning with our horses. Horses are never […]

A GoPro Goes to the Rodeo

August 19, 2016
Danielle Schlegel

Many people look forward to July 4th weekend: Riding, rodeos, grilling out, fireworks, spending time with family… This year, I had similar plans. I was headed to the rodeo, but not as a spectator. I had a GoPro, and it was my job to sweet talk as many Black Hills Roundup contestants into wearing it as […]

Getting the Correct Lead

August 3, 2016
Jenn Zeller

Getting the correct lead may be a mystery, but I’m here to help you figure it out, make it simple, and teach you how to never have your horse miss one again, while keeping in mind, he’s been taking the correct lead since he was about 3 hours old, or as soon as he got […]

Moving Your Horse’s Hips, Part 1

April 19, 2016
Jenn Zeller

We’ve talked briefly before about moving your horse’s hips, and I’m here today to begin a series about the four ways you can move your horse’s hips, and then I’ll show you what it will enable you to do with your horse. I’ll break down the ways here: 1. Rein and Leg (this is how […]

Moving Your Horse’s Hips, An Introduction

April 11, 2016
Jenn Zeller

There are a lot of little things you can do on your colts that will contribute to their success as a saddle horse in whatever field you choose for them. I will admit, that it has taken me many years to appreciate these “little” things and realize their importance. Please don’t be hard-headed like me. […]