Ranch Horse Events: A beginner’s guide to dress code and tack

Although ranch horse events are very casual, there are some things you need to know before heading to your first show. This guide is not necessarily true for all ranch horse/ stock horse organizations. Always, always, always double check with the organization’s rule book. A general rule of thumb is stick with “traditional”- functional and …

Ranch Horse Versatility, as “real world” as you can get at a horse show

The horse show world is intimidating, especially if you didn’t grow up in it. Silver plated saddles, bedazzled show vests, perfectly tight hair buns, slick and oiled horse ears.... it’s a lot and requires a lot of investment. So if you’re like me and have a craving for horse showing but the “typical” horse show …

Choosing a discipline

Choosing a horse riding discipline

When you imagine yourself having fun and riding horses, what does that look like? Are you calmly exploring the mountainside horseback with some friends or are you showing your horse's ability to fly over a jump flawlessly? This image should be your basis for choosing a discipline, a trainer, and a horse. As a disclaimer, …