SDP Buffalo Ranch owner Shane Plummer addresses crowd

Decisions

Have you ever sat down to write something and stared at the blinking cursor waiting for yourself to type? That was me this morning with a blog entry due, the one you are now reading. How this works for me is something like this. I get an email on Monday saying, “Shane, will there be […]
Ryan Thibodeaux demonstrating how to hold roping reins

How to Hold Roping Reins with Dennis Moreland Tack

No matter what event you compete in, there’s no denying the value of having good, high-quality reins. When it comes to roping reins http://bit.ly/2fDzNc5, there are many factors to consider when selecting which ones to use. In the video below, Dennis Moreland visits with PRCA Calf Roper Ryan Thibodeaux, of Stephenville, TX about the differences […]
SDP Buffalo Ranch stallion stalls

Political Correctness

Recently I experienced something I felt was wrong. A decision was made, and I felt the reasoning behind it was very unfair. Have you ever experienced this? Have you been a part of something that you felt was right and good, only for it to be deemed wrong? I would honestly be surprised if the […]
SDP Buffalo Ranch barn

Horse Econ 101

Let me tell you something you already know. Horses. Are. EXPENSIVE! Yep, I said it. Wow, is this game expensive! The path with horses is not in a straight line. It is not an accounting measure of adding up expenses and that equates a value. Horses are a game of doing everything you can to […]
Stallion One Roan Peptos

One Roan Peptos — A World-Class Athlete

Greatness might, at times, be thrown around too liberally. Marketing stallions is a competitive game and trying to find a niche is always fluid. But, this is about sharing greatness! One Roan Peptos is a generational stallion. The American market might not be as familiar with him, as his brilliant show career all took place […]
reining horse sliding to a stop wearing a hackamore

Introduction to California Hackamores (Bosals) with Dennis Moreland Tack

“The fine points of handling the hackamore have been handed down from generation to generation by the early Spanish Californians, who took great pride in their horses. Although it requires extra time and patience…the results are worth it” Ed Connell, from his book, Hackamore Reinsman*. A California hackamore has 3 parts: the noseband or bosal, […]
Pale Taschka, a Warmblood Quarter Horse cross, jumping

Pale Taschka: Reining Stud Meets Warmblood

Hi all! Spring is on its way, finally! We had a cold, wet winter here in Arizona, with snow in Scottsdale! I’m glad we are back to the 70s with no rain. I have had a lot of inquires and comments about our experiment, Pale Taschka, so I’m going to tell you all about him. […]
man on horse herding cattle at Home Place Land & Cattle Company

Welcome Home to Home Place Horse & Cattle Co.

We all know that High Brow CD was the highlight of Western Bloodstock’s The Evening Session sale, held during the 2018 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. We all watched $7 million rider Austin Shepard tear up as he spoke of High Brow CD, stating, “He is the best horse I have ever rode.” Chris […]
SDP Hy Rey Bound conformation shot

Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too!

I have grown up in the horse business, probably not in the way you think, though. Yes, I was used for labor in my parents’ business — nothing unreasonable, but I did learn how to work. I did not grow up with show horses or thinking that horsemanship was a fun thing. I grew up […]
Dennis Moreland talking with Ryand Thibodeaux about tiedowns

Purpose of, and Proper Use of, Tie-downs with Dennis Moreland Tack

Does your tie-down ever get a bad rap? Tie-downs, also called nosebands with tie-down straps, are used to help horses maintain their balance during quick, powerful maneuvers in speed events like roping and barrel racing. While it’s easy to assume a tie-down is used only to keep a horse’s head down, the purpose of a […]