First Outside Ride

Aug 11
Jan Swan Wood

Recent Posts

The Horse is Never Wrong

August 28, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Before I moved across the country,  from Texas to South Dakota, I trained horses for a living.  I gave lessons to kids, took horses in for tuning, and trained barrel horses. I loved horses, and anything having to do with horses. I thought I had a pretty good grasp on how horses operated. Then, I […]


Why I’m Glad My Kids Ride Horses

August 26, 2014
Jessie Salter

I think most kids naturally love animals. However not all kids are lucky enough to have animals in their lives. Let alone a horse! I’ve talked about pairing the right horse with each kid and I can’t stress enough how important that is. There are so many wonderful life lessons to be learned from teaching […]


Ride Aware v. Alert

August 22, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I’ve finally learned the difference between being alert and being aware. And that is a big deal, people.  We’ve all more than likely been there: had a wreck on a horse because we got worked up over something.  We’ve all had a horse that was afraid of a tarp, or plastic bag, or a snake, […]


What To Look For In A Young Performance Horse Prospect: Part 1

August 21, 2014
Jessie Salter

When picking out a performance horse prospect several things come into play. In this 2 part series we’ll touch on what to look for and why.  We all know that a horse is only going to be as good as it’s trainer, but this might be helpful in getting a good start. Bloodlines might be […]


It’s Not About Winning

August 20, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I heard it said the other day, “We didn’t go backwards, but we didn’t go forwards either. Some days you win some, some days you lose some.” This was said in regards to a rather touchy colt. He’s probably 60 rides in to his training, and he’s still prone to hog around, bog his head, […]