Green Rider Disaster

Sep 25
Jan Swan Wood

No Horse Prejudice

Sep 20
Jan Swan Wood

Johnny and the Optics Attack

Sep 17
Jan Swan Wood

Recent Posts

Ranching in Florida; Horses and Dogs

September 13, 2023
Marisol Tarango

There are many different ways and traditions to achieve the same end when it comes to tending cattle, and there are many different words for the same thing in the cattle industry across America, even the world. But one thing holds true, a cowboy isn’t much without his horses, and depending on where you are, […]

High Speed Steer Gather

September 8, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

The 1982 summer herd season had been a little different as to the cattle I rode on. I had the usual yearlings, both steers and heifers, some mother cows, a big bunch of butcher cows out on grass to fatten, and the last big steers I ever rode on. The steers were three years old […]

Ranching In Florida; Grazing Ground and Gathers

September 5, 2023
Marisol Tarango

Recently my family took a road trip to visit friends in South Dakota. Traveling from the heartland of Florida through the Pine Belt, the Bible Belt, and the Corn Belt, I saw many different landscapes and more corn than I cared to see. I had been through or flown over most of the states that […]

Burgers, Broncs and Horse Races

August 24, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

My Dad told this story from his childhood in the “dirty 30s” and I’ll share it as best I can remember. It was county fair time in their little community in Colorado. Besides the fair, which would have been a little small due to the ongoing drought and desperately hard economic times, there was bronc […]

Million Dollar Horse

August 23, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

When my son was five, my Dad had major heart surgery and wasn’t allowed to do anything all that summer and into fall. So, I’d be taking care of the ranch and doing the riding for him. Colin had to go along, but the issue of a saddle horse for him was serious. The old […]