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Do’s And Don’ts Of Buying A Rope Horse
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DO’s and DON’Ts of Buying a Rope Horse

I have sold quite a few rope horses in my time. I have bought quite a few also. It used to be that you would go to jackpot and tell someone that you were looking for a new main mount and word would pass through the roping community like wildfire. But now we live in the

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When Snakes Attack!
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When Snakes Attack!

It’s that time of year again.  Snakes are coming out of their dens and searching for that first meal of the spring.  It is only March here in Texas and I have already seen over a dozen snakes on my place. I grew up in rattlesnake country.  Our home ranch was nestled way up in

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Poetry In Motion
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Poetry In Motion

Untitled   His coat glimmered like gold and his head carried just right. For that bit he had in kept him nice and light.   His move in the corner made them higher numbers drool. He scored like a rock; It seemed he had every tool.   He broke hard and even and rated like

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Common Feeding Mistakes We All Make (and We Know Better!)
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Common Feeding Mistakes We All Make (And We Know Better!)

Proper nutrition for our rope horses is one of the most important factors in keeping our horses looking and feeling great. As horse owners we tend to get so wrapped up in perfecting our horse’s diets that we let these 5 basics fall to the wayside. Mistake #1: Not making forage a priority Forages (pasture

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The Art Of Grooming
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The Art Of Grooming

It’s that time of year again.  Spring is upon us and our horses are transitioning like caterpillars into butterflies…from wooly mammoths into the sleek, beautiful steeds such as those that we see on the pages of calendars. I would be lying if I told you that this is my favorite time of year.  Don’t get

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Time For An Oil Change: Maintaining Your Horse
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Time For An Oil Change: Maintaining Your Horse

You maintain your car.  You maintain your home.  You maintain yourself.  So, what do you do to maintain your horse?  Some people think it stops with shoeing and worming, but the truth is, there is a lot more that should be going into maintaining your horses to keep them performing at their top level.  

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Overcoming The Loss Of A Good Horse
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Overcoming The Loss Of A Good Horse

I received a phone call early in the dawn hours from my neighbor.  It was a rainy day and I hadn’t yet been out to feed.  He told me that I had a horse down in my pasture and that it looked like something was really wrong.  I didn’t even have to look outside…I felt

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