No Horse Prejudice

Sep 20
Jan Swan Wood

Johnny and the Optics Attack

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Jan Swan Wood

Simple Turning

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Tristen Baroni

Ranching in Florida; Horses and Dogs

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Marisol Tarango

Recent Posts

The Primal Scream

June 8, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

When my middle grandboy, Taygen, was just past yearling size, he discovered his “loud voice”. He would be doing something like walking around the furniture, crawling around on the floor, or riding in his carseat, when suddenly, without warning or provocation, would emit a scream that woke the dogs four miles away. Just one. Never […]

Pain or “Problem Horse”?

June 7, 2023
Kaycee Monnens Cortner

At the risk of being labeled as a hypochondriac, many horse owners (including myself) may push off any doubts or nagging feelings if something is not exactly right with our horses. However, as this story illustrates, it is always best to be safe rather than sorry, as our instincts are often correct. My husband recently […]

Jersey Bull Adjustment

June 6, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

My dad was born in 1925, and the oldest of two boys. His brother Keith was several years younger than him. They were raised hard, in that there was a great deal expected of them by a stern father. My dad, especially, had a lot of responsibility as a very small boy, since he was […]

Unc and the Horse Theives

June 2, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

This is a story my Dad shared with me over a decade ago, so I’ll do my best to remember it accurately. My Grandad Swan had an uncle who settled on the eastern Colorado plains in around 1868. He came to that area from Texas with some mares and a good stud and lived in […]

Rise and Shine

May 24, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

One of the first “off the home ranch” jobs I had after I got out of school was on a very remote ranch, working for an elderly couple. I boarded with them as part of my wages. There was another guy who worked for them and ate his lunch there on the days he was […]

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