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“Adjust to fit the situation” “If you stay in the well worn rut, you’re going to go exactly where everyone else went before.” The first quote comes from a fellow…

Borrowing Freedom Through Empathy

  I’d read those words many, many years ago but as I sit to gather my thoughts about Empathy it echoes in the back of my mind.  What gives us…

Getting a Colt Comfortable (In Uncomfortable Situations)

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I’ve got to ride quite a few colts this past Summer. In my string I have two 3 year olds, and a 4 year old. The four year old mare…

Aware vs. Alert

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“He doesn’t like the wind”, “birds bother him”, “she doesn’t like to cross water”, “he’s scared of cows”; these are all things we’ve either said, or heard in the horse…

Awareness

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We learned Awareness from the horse. They know how they feel, and they live in the moment. Their very existence has been based on the ability to stay ahead of…

Get Your Horse Ready to Bridle

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Have you ever known someone with a horse that would consistently frustrate them with something they were asking, but someone more experienced might come along and get there with almost…

Let Freedom Rein

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Our fearless leader, Zach Ducheneaux, recently had a chance to visit with Jason S. on his podcast “Let Freedom Rein”. He shared a bit about our ranch, some of the…

Triple Crown Feed | Contest

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Triple Crown Feed is our feed of choice when Mother Nature (ie – the beautiful grass of South Dakota) needs a little help. When it comes to our older horses,…

Curt Pate on Pressure

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We were fortunate enough to have Curt to the ranch in October of 2016, and boy was that a fun experience. There are three types of pressure: Driving Pressure, Drawing…

Introduction to the 2016 Interns

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Meet our 2016 ranch interns! We have a lot of Animal Science Majors this year, as well as an Equine Management Major (who isn’t in this video). Ranch interns learn…