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Happy to Help

I just returned home from my annual trip to Europe. I generally do three separate clinics with Europe’s top riders. This year, I visited Naples in South Italy, where I worked with some of the country’s best trainers. I then traveled to Switzerland to work with some extremely talented trainers and non-pros, and then on […]
Ben Baldus and Dennis Moreland discussing snaffle bit types

Snaffle Bit Types and Their Use on Performance Horses with Dennis Moreland Tack

A snaffle bit is a bit that works without leverage. It’s most commonly made with a jointed (or broken) mouthpiece. Watch along on the video as performance horse trainer Ben Baldus, of Baldus Horsemanship, and Dennis Moreland, discuss snaffle bit types and their use on performance horses. Three common types of snaffles http://bit.ly/snaffles used in […]
Boon Too Suen profile

Boon Too Suen — You can expect EXTRAORDINARY results!

Boon Too Suen, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Champion Stallion and an earner of $263,795, needs no introduction. The stallion is by Equi-Stat Elite $26 Million Sire Peptoboonsmal and out of the three-time NCHA World Champion Meradas Little Sue (by Freckles Merada), a $1.6 million producer. We are well into the 2019 breeding season and […]
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 […]
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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 […]