Stallion Management: The Who, What & Why

Hi! My name is Shane Plummer. What was that you asked? What do I do for a living? Well, friend, I sell sperm. The highest quality around. International sperm sales is my trade. White gold we call it! This bit always goes over well at my kid’s schools or at church. I can beat the tar out of the other dads on […]

The Benefits of Using a California Hackamore are Huge

With the recent increase in cow horse activities are you wondering if using a California hackamore http://bit.ly/2dzOabU or bosal could improve your training and riding? World Champion cow horse trainer Matt Koch says “using a hackamore allows a horse to find its natural headset. They carry that with them into the bridle and through the […]

Don’t Get Dragged-How to Carry Your Lariat Rope Safely

There’s been a huge upsurge in ranch versatility participation recently. Ranch versatility training and competitions are such a great way to incorporate a wide range of skills into your riding and your horse’s training programs. One of the events often included is roping. You may be new to roping and perhaps struggling with safety issues. […]

How long is a piece of string?

In my years in the horse business, I have learned two things concretely: No one is smarter than God. No one is smarter than the market. How long is a piece of string? Do you know the answer? I sure don’t. I get asked questions like that, ALL THE TIME. I see questions like that, […]

Perseverance is Key

Every September, I waste about two hours of my life watching Apple present their latest and greatest iPhone and other tech. I did the same last night. I stayed up way too late, watching it on my iPad as my iPhone and AppleWatch were charging on my dresser.   I’m embarrassed to admit that to […]

Weighted Reins-What’s the Secret to Getting the Best Reins?

Have you ever wondered why the best weighted reins feel so good and have such a nice drape? Dennis Moreland, owner of Dennis Moreland Tack, says it’s the weights and thicknesses of the hides that make great reins http://bit.ly/2bmirub. “I have been hand cutting and finishing weighted harness leather reins for 41 years. The biggest […]

The Stars Have Aligned!

If the reining industry had royalty, well, ARC Gunnabeabigstar would be KING! This stellar 2011 palomino stallion – by the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) leading sire, Gunnatrashya, and out of the No. 1 NRHA horse of all time, Wimpys Little Chic – is indeed the definition of greatness. There’s never been a stallion like […]

The Learning Process

Futurity season is well underway. I took my first set of 3-year-olds to Denver, where I showed them at the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide. We had a great show, placing second and third in the finals. My third horse had an unfortunate costly penalty in the first go when he broke […]

How Do I Tie a Fiador to My Hackamore?

A fiador is a safety device similar to a throatlatch on a bridle but it’s used on a hackamore says Dennis Moreland Tack. The fiador keeps the hackamore http://bit.ly/2flLbbP securely on the horse’s head. You can always lead or tie your horse without worrying about the hackamore being rubbed or pulled off if it has […]

Code of the West

The Code of the West A cowboy’s word is his sacred bond. Bargains sealed with a handshake are more binding than legal documents. Be loyal to the boss and the brand. Be thankful for your job. Lay down your life, if necessary, for the privilege of defending your outfit. Be proud of your occupation. Be […]