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Recent Posts

The Cowboy Journey

August 25, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

The creek of saddles accompanies, the frosty face beside my knee. The smiling boy on aging horse, brings back the memories.   Like pages leafed through backwards, the images go by. Of miles of horseback living, by a little boy and I.   Days on end spent trotting, over ridges, draws and plains. Checking cattle, […]


East Meets West Clinic, Sheridan, WY

August 23, 2019
Savanna Simmons

If you’re anywhere near Sheridan, Wyoming, Sept. 7 and 8, 2019, and you have an interest in cow working, dressage, or horsemanship in general, count your lucky stars, then head over to Paul Van Dyke’s arena to catch the East Meets West Clinic, featuring Paul and his sister Betsy, pictured below. From Paul’s website: Paul and […]


Ground Work

August 21, 2019
Tristen Baroni

Ground work! You could say its a hot topic for some and a dreaded topic for others. For me personally it’s a good way to check in with your horse to see where they are coming from, evaluate for any potential lameness, and warm them up so when your riding begins you can shine. I […]


Lateral Flexions and Simple Manuvers

August 14, 2019
Tristen Baroni

Today I quickly go over some basic flexions on my horse, Merl, for his first ride in the hackamore. The goal of these flexions is to gain more and more willing control of the horse’s body. While doing so you are actually also helping the horse maintain suppleness, and lengthening and shortening his muscles, therefore […]


Gunsel Training

July 29, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

I was working for an outfit years ago that had lots of country to cover, lots of heifers and cows to calve, and I was mostly on my own. The cowboss was supposed to help me with a lot of the riding and work, but he wasn’t proving to be very reliable in that way, […]