Saddle Fit Quiz

October 9, 2009 by  
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The folks over at have posted a Saddle Fit Quiz that is a good test of your saddle savvy. I took the test and was quite relieved to have gotten all the questions correct. It sure would have been embarrassing to have the editor of the Western Saddle Guide flunk the test or get […]

Bonanaza Creek Guest Ranch

September 9, 2009 by  
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This week I’m at my annual retreat to Bonanza Creek Guest Ranch in Martinsdale, Montana. It’s my opportunity to drop out, slow down, and ride, ride, ride in this beautiful country. This year I really lucked out and hit some fabulous weather – cool, sunny, and gorgeous. Enjoyed the White Sulphur Springs Labor Day Rodeo […]

Gettysburg: History and Horses

July 3, 2009 by  
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I just returned from a fabulous trip to Gettysburg. I’m a history geek so this was a real treat. It was wonderful to see that they have maintained the dignity and essence of this important place in American history. It has not become some tacky, commercialized amusement park. The battlefield remains mostly as it was […]

Saddle Therapy For The Blues

April 2, 2009 by  
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I was reading through my current issue of “Horse & Rider” and came across this great barnwood sign that I just had to have. Times are tough, but somehow being horseback always makes me feel better. As soon as my sign comes, I’ll be putting it up in my office as a reminder of my […]

Ray Hunt: A Legend Passes

March 18, 2009 by  
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Master horseman, Ray Hunt, died on March 12th, just a few months shy of his 80th birthday. Ray had fought COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) for years but didn’t let it stop him from doing what he loved – teaching people to be better horsemen. Ray was famous for saying he was “in it for […]

We’re Owners of Senior Horses

March 21, 2008 by  
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According to a new study of horse owners [Brakke Consulting and Market Diretions], more than half of all horse owners have animals 16 years old or older. Interesting, isn’t it? Bet you wouldn’t have thought that. I sure wouldn’t have and I happen to own a horse about to turn 17! I think horses, just […]

Is One Horse Just Not Enough?

February 29, 2008 by  
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I just read about a study that found that a whopping 86 percent of horse owners own more than one horse. The Equine Market MegaStudy, published By Brakke Consulting and Market Directions, showed that more than half of horse owners have four or more horses. More than 1,000 horse owners participated in the national survey. […]

Saying Goodbye to a Friend

December 28, 2007 by  
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My horse, Skip, has been in and out of quite a few different horse herds. While he adapts easily and gets along well, he never was overly attached to any individual horse. That was up until he met Chester two years ago. From the moment of their first meeting, these two older guys were inseperable. […]

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