Smokey At 7 Months Of Training

Smokey’s training continues and in this weeks video Dennis also works a bit with our older horses Happy Jack and Rimrock.

Smokey At 6 Months Of Training

We are at about the 6 month mark in Smokey’s training. Dennis brushes up on the lessons he has already been working on and then he introduces the saddle to him for the first time!

Patience With Training

The dictionary defines patience as “The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset”. I have noticed the number one quality that Dennis brings to his training is his patience. He never gets in a hurry. I have heard him say many times at his clinics that slow is fast, fast is slow. I …

Smokey’s 22nd Week Of Training

For our Smokey training update this month we bought Dennis a microphone. Now you’ll be able to listen to his thoughts and observations as he is working with Smokey. Enjoy!

Smokey’s 13th Thru 19th Week Of Training

Smokey has been with us for a little over 3 months now, and he is continuing to show how willing and anxious he is to learn all we offer to him. He seems to love to play all the games and never seems to reach a point of “I don’t feel like playing anymore, guys”. In this video Dennis and …

We Should Do That Again!

About 15 years ago CJ and I were riding with our longtime friend and horse trainer Dennis Paschal. We were down at his place riding in his indoor arena. All of a sudden, someone opened up one of the overhead doors. Dennis’s horse just stood there and looked in the direction of the door while our horses headed instantly in …

Smokey’s 4th Thru 12th Week Of Training

I really love this little guy Smokey. He continues to surprise me and Dennis. I wanted to catch you all up on his progress for week 4-12. A lot of it is review with some new things thrown in, but it is always good to go back and see where he is at with the things we have already worked …

Smokey The BLM Mustang

Since I was very young I always thought I was put here to protect and serve the animals. I dreamed of buying a lot of acreage and turning it into a sanctuary for horses and dogs. I keep trying to win the BIG lotto, but not yet. So, I thought to myself I cant save them all but maybe I …

Reconditioning An Old Saddle

Last week we had a saddle come into the shop that my dad built over 25 years ago. The billets needed to be replaced because they where dry and cracking, an obvious safety issue. Also,  in the customer’s own words “please make it beautiful again!” After looking over the saddle I recommended that we recondition the saddle as well as …

Saddle Pads And Saddle Fit

We get asked all the time about using pads to help a saddle fit better. First we’ll cover a tree that is too wide for a horse and then about the tree that is too narrow for a horse. To be clear when we talk about how wide a tree is we’re only talking about the front of the bars …