October 20, 2021

Rodeo Time! A How-To Guide

The world of Rodeo is a fun and exciting place! People from all walks of life have enjoyed watching the thrilling events for hundreds of years, […]
April 28, 2021

The “Green” Horse

In the horse world, there are many things referred to as “green”. Green riders, Green horses, Greenbacks… but what does the term actually mean? We see […]
April 1, 2021

Moving Cattle- One Step Further

A few weeks back, we explored how one moves cattle or a single cow. Whether mounted or on foot, the basics remain the same! Pressure is […]
March 25, 2021

Cowboy Medicine- A Basic Overview of First Aid

**This is by no means a substitute for official training. Shadow Hills Ranch is not liable for any misuse of the information provided.  This article is […]
March 17, 2021

Right Horn, Left Horn, Saddle Horn

Early on when I was learning to swing a rope, I struggled with shot placement and aim. I could form a loop just fine, my swing […]
March 14, 2021

Power of Patience

We have all seen it: that horse that just will not stand still no matter what. Whether tied or asked to stand during a ride, the […]
March 12, 2021

All About the Rope

In the early summer of 2020, we started to host beginner roping clinics on top of our cattle clinics. As things slowed down here at Shadow […]
March 12, 2021

Round Pen and Arena Construction

When Hellena and I bought Shadow Hills Ranch in December of 2018, the property looked completely different than what you see today. Sure, we had the […]
March 12, 2021

From the Block to the Saddle

“You have to crawl before you can walk” is a phrase we all have heard before. In essence, there is a lesson that must be understood […]
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