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Quarter Strap Wrap: Slick & Simple

If it serves a purpose and it’s simple, then chances are we’ll try it. This simple but effective idea of the quarter strap wrap solves two potential problems you may experience with your team. It works well, particularly in fly season, if you have a horse that kicks over a quarter strap while he is …

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How to Tie a Mecate

A mecate (meh COT eh) is a rein made of a single length of rope, about 20–25 feet long, usually of twisted horsehair. Mecates are used on hackamores and snaffle bits. The bosal (bow SAL) is carried on the horse’s head by a headstall, sometimes called a bosal hanger or, more often, a hackamore. Once …

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Training Stock Dogs: Bonus!

Bonus Article: Problem Solving and Trouble Shooting After receiving a number of questions from readers, we decided to do one last article on problem solving and trouble shooting. Although there are many more problems that can arise, these are a few of the questions I have been asked. My dog will get on the head …

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Training Stock Dogs: Part Six

Part Six: Whistles & Commands Probably the most common question people ask me is, “How long does it take to train a dog?” Well, that depends on a few things. Who is doing the training? How much time is going into the training, and how often or consistent are the training sessions? Also, all dogs learn at a different rate. Just like kids, …