For Safety’s Sake-Check Your Latigos

Have you ever seen an accident caused by a latigo or off billet breaking? Too many people have stories of totally preventable falls from worn out latigos. Latigos, also called billets, are the straps on either side of your saddle that attach your cinch to your saddle. It doesn’t matter if they’re made of leather […]

What Makes a Champion?

What makes a champion? What makes them different than the rest? What gives them the edge that elevates them above all the rest out there? What is in the heart of a champion, and why doesn’t everyone have it? It takes great work ethic, dedication and sacrifice, but more than that, it takes talent! Kevin […]

The 3 Best Ways to Tie a Mecate Lead to a Saddle

A mecate is a real handy type of direct rein! Mecates (also called McCarty’s) are made of long pieces of twisted horse hair or nylon and they are used on both hackamores and snaffles. When tied correctly, a mecate has a looped rein and a lead. The looped portion is a continuous rein for direct […]

Craig’s Spin: It Paid off to Never Give Up

Happy New Year! I am still in awe of my mare Face The Attitude and her win at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. I could not be more proud of the fact that I bred this mare, own her and trained her.   As a professional, this is the ultimate accomplishment. It has […]

Good, Better, Best for the Horse Industry

In 2007, I was introduced to the tremendous principal of “Good, Better, Best” by a remarkable man, Dallin H. Oaks. He is a leader within my church; I’ve never met him, but through the years I have come to deeply love and respect his wise counsel. In “Good, Better, Best,” he said, “Most of us […]

See How to Attach Slobber Straps to Your Mecate

Are slobber straps really for slobber? Slobber straps http://bit.ly/2kMpYan have an odd name considering their main purpose is to add extra weight to the bit ends of a mecate. This added weight causes the bit ends of the rein to drop instantly when either side of the mecate is released. In turn this releases the […]

Breast Collars

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Our Website Evolution

This is Shella again, with Buffalo Ranch. I get the awesome opportunity to write this edition of the SDP blog. First, I would like to wish EVERYONE a very merry Christmas from all of us here at Buffalo Ranch. I read an article that said one human year equals at least four internet years. That’s […]

Don’t Be Even a Hole Off! Learn Proper Curb Adjustment

Have you ever had a problem with a horse resisting the bit, turning better one direction than the other or having other troubles accepting rein cues? Improper curb http://bit.ly/2dkWTPp adjustment isn’t often the cause of these issues but it certainly can be the problem. Checking to make sure our curbs are adjusted right when we’re […]

The 21st Century Horse Business

Living in the Information Age is glorious! It’s also maddening to no end! Instant information is always available and always on. Communication is global. There has never been so much opportunity, nor has there ever been so much confusion. It’s hard to keep up sometimes. It is like drinking from a fire hose. We all […]