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Raising quality registered quarter horses, brangus cows and offering Working Ranch Vacations. Eagle Butte, South Dakota
Raising quality registered quarter horses, brangus cows and offering Working Ranch Vacations. Eagle Butte, South Dakota

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This is is a demonstration Ron Gill got me involved with. The Fort Worth Stockyards is my favorite place to visit. There are great ways to entertain yourself in everything western, but the best part for me is the history. “The Herd” is a big part of…
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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 halter breaking, riding, low-stress cattle handling, and we get them teaching each other…
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Around here, we are all about becoming partners with our horses. We want our horses to “want” to help us. To “want” to be with us. To “want” to be bridled and go for a ride. So we take great care in helping them stay in that frame of mind. We get them get…
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Today, we have a special guest writer– Emma, one of this summer’s ranch interns. She’s here to share her experience with you and tell you how much she learned and how much she loved it. If you’d like to go back and read her journey in her own words, check…
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The last thing any horse really wants to do is fidget. No, seriously, think about it. If you’ve watched them in the pasture, when they’re not eating, they’re lazing, and if they’re young and full of energy, they’ll play for a bit and go back to eating or…
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What is a Snaffle Bit? #horsemanship #horses

We see it at least once a week. In a newspaper ad, on Craigslist, in Facebook Horse Groups – someone says they have a short shanked snaffle for sale. I’d like very much to explain to everyone that writes that, that they don’t technically have a snaffle…
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We’ve probably all seen it happen: a wreck where the saddle ends up under the horse. It can happen for any number of reasons – a latigo could break, or you could be in the process of saddling your horse when he spooks, and under him the saddle goes. One…
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Internship Applications for 2015 are now being accepted! #internships   #ranchlife   #horsemanship   #equineinternship
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