It was -23 below when I woke up this morning. My house water was frozen again. My creek is about done watering livestock this year (and it took the whole summer off from a drought). Nothing wants to run, turn, hold together or keep running in this weather. How do I keep horses watered? Cows […]
The AQHA is raising fees significantly in 2018. Really? The regular person in the horse breeding business has it tough enough. We didn’t need that. The APHA raised and reorganized its fee structure in 2017. As a breeder of both Quarter Horses and Paints, I have to admit this has me frustrated. To top it […]
Lots of exciting developments at Horses of the West! Our advertising region is expanding to include all of the western United States and Canada. An online form you can use to enter your own horses for sale information in now in beta testing. Stallions at stud ads are coming. We can even help you with a complete website solution for your horse operation!
So you diligently followed the instructions here for how to get your horse ad link on Facebook. Your posts on Facebook look great and take people to your more detailed ad. Everything is great! But then you got new and better photos and you updated your ad here with those new photos. Of course you […]
Like death and taxes, drought in the Plains and truthfully much of the world, is a given. It will happen……sooner or later. Perhaps it’s just the way of the world, or perhaps there’s significant climate change on the move. Either way, drought is difficult, if not impossible at times, to deal with if one is […]
Do you have a horse or two (or ten) you would like to sell? Get intimidated staring at that blank ad form? You aren’t alone! I’ve been selling the colts we raise off our website for about fifteen years and I still struggle or want to cut corners on occasion. Dont’ do it! Instead, use […]
Most horse breeders know that the internet plays a huge role in horse marketing today. Are you getting all the benefits the internet has to offer your horse breeding program or training business? Or would you like better results and more new customers? A full page ad on Horses of the West will help people […]
NEW from AQHA for 2014 and 2015 . . . Five Panel Genetic Testing Required/Mandatory for all breeding stallions, including TBs approved for use in AQHA programs. The five genetic diseases tested for are HYPP, HERDA, PSSM 1, GBED, and MH. Here’s a quote from AQHA concerning the new requirements. All stallions exposed to 25 […]
Once your horse for sale ad is posted on Horses of the West, you want everyone to see it. We push your ad out to our social media pages, but if you also take the time to post your ad on your own social media pages, you will reach different people. It’s worth your time! Read on for tips to promote your ad on social media.
You have a lot of places you can advertise your horse for sale. Unless your horse is a Kentucky Derby winning stallion, you could probably spend as much on advertising as you have asked for the horse. That won’t work, obviously. Here’s just three of the reasons you should consider investing in a Horses of […]
Horses of the West, LLC is owned by three women who are all horse breeders and friends: Bonnie Orvedahl, Sandy Wilson, and Kristin Aus. We live in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. As lifetime, multi-generational horse breeders we have seen events and circumstances in recent years pressure serious, mid-sized horse breeders. Many breeders have […]
Good pictures of horses are important whether you are selling a horse, advertising your stallion or wanting a good picture of your favorite equine partner for the family album. You do not need to be an expert photographer to take good pictures—-just follow a few basic procedures for successful horse photography.