When Cows Take Orders

Oct 22
Jan Swan Wood

Recent Posts

Hobbles and Ice

February 7, 2015
Tayler Teichert

Strange combo eh? Yeah that’s what I thought too… Before I tell you this story I need to introduce you to my father. His name is Steve, he is a sorta crusty old, Western Wyoming cowboy. He claims he doesn’t care about being stylish, but I can promise you he will be the last guy in […]


The Colt Cam

February 5, 2015
Jenn Zeller

On my personal blog, I run a series (when I’ve time and I’m starting colts), called the Colt Cam Chronicles. This winter, like last, I am participating in a 12 Week Riding Challenge.   It’s run on Facebook through Northwood Farms (in the Pacific Northwest), and the goal is to kind of encourage you get […]


Cowboys and Technology

February 4, 2015
Wendel Elliott

He was in the middle of a story, horse back in the arena. He had been warming up his horse a few minutes before. It was a rare occasion to get together and enjoy a time of visiting with friends. The event was at a covered arena and being put on by a local cowboy […]


Who is Your Favorite Valentine? Yes, we are talking horses!

February 3, 2015
Jessie Salter

Well, it’s that time of year.  Love is in the air, couples are planning (or stressing) what do to for their loved one on this very important VALENTINES DAY!  *que the music… Dun dun dunnnn!!!! Come on, let’s be honest! It’s all so simple. Wouldn’t the greatest Valentines gift be a day with your beautiful horse? […]


Ground Work Basics for All Horses

February 1, 2015
Jenn Zeller

One of the things we’ve learned since we began handling horses the “way” we do at the ranch, is that how your horse operates with you on his back can be predicted fairly accurately and even dictated through thoughtful and observant ground work. Any time we get horses in to ride, whether they are older […]