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Knowing The Horseman Inside Yourself

“Old horses and old saddles are nice to have around; they’re easy to ride, generally don’t cost much to acquire and previous owners have kindly put the time into breaking them in.”

Zenyatta; A Mare’s Heart to Win

“Zenyatta is one of the great mares in racing history. Her owners, Jerry and Ann Moss, planned to retire the six-year-old after the 2010 Breeder’s Cup Classic in Louisville, Kentucky on November 7th.”

When Ladies of a Certain Age Ride C...

“So one might ask why a woman of my age has only ridden young stock since she climbed back into the saddle again after so many years?”

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Editor's Journal

Parelli Tournament Switzerland

“Attending the Parelli Tournament here in Switzerland was a unique experience on lots of levels. A group of us from our local barn traveled north together by train- that was fun!”

Speed Five

“Trotting, lots and lots of trotting- this appears to be the foundation of traditional dressage.”

Here’s Why You Should Wear A Helmet

“Each year in the US, 70,000 people turn up in emergency rooms with injuries related to equestrian activities and of those 12,000 are head injuries.”

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Tales of Texas

Makin’ Tracks

“Any excuse will do to get a cowboy to saddle up and go somewhere…”

When Bull Headed Meets Burro Stubborn

“Feed buckets have gentled as many animals as any tool that man has come up with.”

Joyridin'

“Some people enjoy ridin’ when the conditions are in their favor, other fellers enjoy ridin’ no matter what the conditions.”

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Jake's Take

Weaning Colts and Winter Work

“There’s a small period of time in-between the fall works and the middle of winter when you’re feeding cows twenty-four-seven”

Vaquero Horsemanship Part 2

“For those of you who didn’t catch my last post, I discussed the history of vaquero horsemanship as much as I know it.”

Branding Camp 2010

“Well last week I was having the time of my life at a branding camp here in Montana for about six days.”

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