sunset at SDP Buffalo Ranch

The Twilight Zone … Or is it?

Sometimes I get nostalgic and think about life when I was a kid. Life was pretty darn boring then, compared to what we’ve got now. Granted, I was a kid and the “Information Age” didn’t exist. I was born of goodly parents; I’m pretty sure they sheltered me, too. I think of my kids now and their […]
Daryl Felsburg and Shane Plummer discussing politics

Politics & Passion

Politics. It’s a strange thing to write about, but it’s fresh on my mind. This is probably not really what you are thinking, even though this is a presidential election year; albeit, that has been on my mind lately, too. I mean, gosh, you’d have to be living under a rock to not be bombarded with […]
austin shepard in the cutting pen with high brow cd

HIGH BROW CD: A Son of the Legend

In 2007, we saw one of the most outstanding runs to ever win the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Championship. It was accurate, intense and filled with cow expression. It was also the run the crowd wanted to win. The following year, High Brow CD’s winning run was what people measured all other […]
frank sigala training yearling

A Different Approach

I have been training my own horses since I was 15 years old. Though it was not necessarily for cutting, it has given me a good understanding of how a horse’s mind works and how to get them to do what I ask them to do. I have made plenty of mistakes and I will […]
Shane Plummer holding stallion Hydrive Cat

Goodbye, My Friend

Hydrive Cat was humanely euthanized today, Oct. 15. It has been very hard leading up to this day, and now that it is done, there is a heaviness that will be with me for quite some time. It was the right thing to do. Watching that magnificent specimen deteriorate was so awful. “Hydrive” sustained a stifle […]
foal standing by mare

Prepare for the Future

The end of breeding season is fast approaching. Baby fever is slowing and, for the most part, all of those babies that were meant to be born have already hit the ground. As those newcomers grow strong and healthy, we are now faced with the question — what now? What do we do with the […]
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 […]
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 […]