Lifestyle Articles

Rodney Atkins Comes to the Midwest on January 9 – Special Discounts on Tickets

| January 4, 2016 | Reply
Rodney Atkins Comes to the Midwest on January 9 – Special Discounts on Tickets

One of Horse Family contributors, Craig Strein of the Silver Spur Saddle Shop has arranged with Upper Deck Concerts, the ability to offer a very special discount on Rodney Atkins concert tickets on Saturday, January 9th 2015 at McElroy Auditorium at the National Cattle Congress.  Tickets are normally $38 but with this discount, you can […]

Product Reviews

“Whisper This….Not To Your Horse, to Yourself” with Smokie Brannaman

| January 8, 2016 | Reply
“Whisper This….Not To Your Horse, to Yourself” with Smokie Brannaman

I am currently in the market for a new horse and have embarked on my journey in search of the perfect equine partner.  I’m looking for ‘horse nirvana’…the perfect partner to help me continue my  horsemanship journey.  It’s not an easy task, and it’s certainly one that requires more patience than I was born with.   […]

News Articles

Stepping Up & Investing in the Future – Our Youth

| February 13, 2015 | Reply
Stepping Up & Investing in the Future – Our Youth

I have been working in and involved in the equine industry for a long time and one thing I have continued to hear, over the years is this question:   “How can we get more youth and young adults involved in the equine industry“.   That question has been on my mind for  quite some time […]

Best Foot Forward

Meet Missy Abben & her 5 Hungry Ponies

| March 11, 2015 | Reply
Meet Missy Abben & her 5 Hungry Ponies

As I’ve said in previous posts, I am fortunate that my life and career has taken me to many, wonderful equestrian venues and events and I have met some of the most amazing, remarkable people.    Missy Abben is one of those amazing, remarkable people. I met Missy several years ago when she came to Iowa […]

Business/Marketing

Your Opinion DOES Matter

| January 28, 2015 | Reply
Your Opinion DOES Matter

We are asking for your assistance to help the equine industry by participating in the 2015 Equine Industry Survey.   This survey will provide important feedback on trends in the U.S. equine industry and provide information regarding the issues facing our industry.    You are eligible to participate in the survey if you are 18 years […]

Training Articles

“Whisper This….Not To Your Horse, to Yourself” with Smokie Brannaman

| January 8, 2016 | Reply
“Whisper This….Not To Your Horse, to Yourself” with Smokie Brannaman

I am currently in the market for a new horse and have embarked on my journey in search of the perfect equine partner.  I’m looking for ‘horse nirvana’…the perfect partner to help me continue my  horsemanship journey.  It’s not an easy task, and it’s certainly one that requires more patience than I was born with.   […]

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Re-Starting Holly with Smokie Brannaman – Part Five

Re-Starting Holly with Smokie Brannaman – Part Five

| October 24, 2015 | Reply

It’s TIME…..time for Holly’s first ride!    Check out how it goes and see how far she’s come under Smokie’s guidance! Previous Video – Part Four Next Video – Part Six….Coming Soon!

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