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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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The Man Behind The Quarter Million

As superstitious as it may be, Friday the 13th brought fame and fortune to the rope horse industry. Horse trainers and avid ropers came from all over the country to Ft. Worth, Texas to prove their young, rope horses were worth a quarter million dollars. The first ever World Championship Rope Horse Futurity was a

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Starting The Head Horse

I grew up on a commercial cattle ranch high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California.  I know what some of you may be thinking.  “They don’t have cowboys in California.”  Well, think again!  I hate to break it to you, but some of the best cowboys I know, both in and out

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My Rope Horse Doesn’t Fit Me!

I’m sure that every roper has had at least one experience of riding a horse that just doesn’t “fit” them. It’s not that it’s a bad horse, and it really didn’t even do anything wrong, but for whatever reason that horse and you just don’t work. That is why it can be such a hard

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Borrowing A Horse

I recently had a friend reach out to me about an idea for a blog post.  He told me, “Lacey, I have read a lot of articles about buying horses, training horses, and selling horses…but I have never read an article about borrowing a horse!”  He told me a story about a good friend of

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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

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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