Category Archives: Horse Training

Signs That Your Saddle Doesn’t Fit Your Horse

 By Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor If a horse’s performance deteriorates and he become sour with no other clinical signs of a lameness or other issue, he might be reacting to a poorly fitting saddle. A horse that goes … Continue reading

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Selling Your Ranch Horse

Find a new horseback-riding partner for your ranch horse at an auction. Use these tips to plan and manage a successful ranch auction. Journal photo From The American Quarter Horse Journal Putting on an auction can seem like a big … Continue reading

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Horse Training and Stallions

I have a story of my own (imagine that lol) about a stallion. Actually, the story is about an old uncle who was (I think) working for the 6es at the time. Somehow he found himself horseback in the alley … Continue reading

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Learn the Basics of Colt Starting

Back in “the day” we’d run ’em into a pen, rope the one we wanted, tie him/her to a post, sack him/her out (might even tie up a back leg), crawl on him/her and “hope” to hell he/she bucks. Nowadays, … Continue reading

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Roping a Cow in Versatility Ranch Horse, Part 2

Have you put in your practice roping time? Let’s talk about live action! Notice the shadow of the rope marking the spot where Lavert Avent likes to look for a good catch. Sara Gugelmeyer photo From The American Quarter Horse … Continue reading

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Building a new breaking pen, arena or barn? Read this first!

Oh yes, I can just hear you screaming… SQUARE! Why not ROUND? This flies in the face of tradition but he produces a pretty convincing argument for his way. But, as we all know, no two farmers or ranchers ever … Continue reading

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