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Chewing on Tack

Horses biting or chewing on tack is a common issue, and can be very frustrating and costly. We are going to discuss just a couple of reasons that cause this and what can be done about it. Many times a young horse will develop this tendency when they have a

From The Barnyard: The Great Hay Dilemma

Our hay season started out with a visit from a fantastic fertilizer man in October. He is an older gentleman – who does not just try to ‘sell’ you what product of his might make him the most money – he tested our grass, root systems, soil and knowing we

Station Clinic 2 Photos

Our guests loved our 2 fully booked Station Clinics, where they got to advance their horsemanship, enjoy an adventurous getaway with some like-minded people passionate about horses!!! Guests brought their horses and joined Ben for a very special week of Horsemanship & Stockmanship Clinics on a stunning high country station

Station Clinic 1 Photos

Our guests loved our 2 fully booked Station Clinics, where they got to advance their horsemanship, enjoy an adventurous getaway with some like-minded people passionate about horses!!! Guests brought their horses and joined Ben for a very special week of Horsemanship & Stockmanship Clinics on a stunning high country station

Horses Pulling Back

Pulling back while tied is one of the more common habits some horses can develop. Initially, a horse pulls back because he doesn’t feel safe with his feet restricted and doesn’t know how to “give” to the halter to find the release. If he breaks whatever he’s tied to and

Thoughtful Thursday – The Moment

Thoughtful Thursday is a live video post we do each week on social media discussing different topics or questions that our fans have asked!

Trust Based Desensitization

Desensitization, or “sacking out”, is an important part of training and building confidence (even a horse that’s not spooky can benefit from desensitization). It doesn’t matter what object that he’s scared of; your goal is to build his trust and confidence in you as the leader, regardless of the object

Building Confidence in the Flighty Horse

As a young fellow of 16, I learned a valuable lesson from a flighty Quarter Horse filly, the first horse I ever started (broke-in). Finding she was a little high-strung and not knowing any better, I kept things quiet and easy around her and really took my time in the

Building Life In The Dull Horse

A common issue that arises in a lot of our Clinics or Lessons is learning how to handle a dull or “over-desensitized” horse. Equines that are naturally quieter usually take to our training more willingly, at least on the outside, and deal new experiences with less reaction than their “spookier”