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 […]
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A much-needed incentive program that will pay bonus money at select races to Paint barrel racing horses has been announced. While the program is in its infancy now, the organizers are hitting the ground running with a stallion service auction to raise funds immediately.
We, at S Heart Horses, are in the business of breeding colts with the bloodlines that gives them the potential to be performance horses. Generally speaking, we do not show or compete in rodeo events, (we leave that up to you) but we breed the horses that will. This has been proven many times over […]
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.
by Cole Germann As a horse trainer, there are several tasks that I believe are important for the horses before they are turned over to me. When starting colts, I see lots of horses at all different levels of training when they arrive at my place. Some are seven year-old studs that have never been […]
Here’s another of Merle Aus’ stories written exclusively for HorsesOfTheWest.com. Keep checking back, and he’ll write more! For more information about Merle, check out his page. Howdy Folks.. I used to sort of enjoy winter. When I was still in school we used to go ice skating and of course basketball season was on. I […]
This week on Barrel Horse World Flying O Ranch’s trainer posted some pics of the four year old gelding of theirs that she’s riding…..which brought the response below from the owner of one of his half sibs in Tennessee. “OMG. You wanna see double? Here’s a video of his big sister. I’m her proud mama. […]
This is the first of Merle Aus’ stories written exclusively for HorsesOfTheWest.com. Keep checking back, and he’ll write more! For more information about Merle, check out his page. Howdy Folks: Well here it is spring again. The birds are back from their winter feeding grounds. The grass is green and some of the wild flowers […]
Today HorsesOfTheWest.com is pleased to announce the addition of Merle Aus to our line-up of bloggers! Merle wrote the his autobiography, I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good and has a page here on the site: http://horsesofthewest.com/western-artists-authors/2010/03/merle-aus-western-author/ Merle will be writing more charming western stories from his recollections for HorsesOfTheWest.com over the next several months. Check […]
Welcome to John Moore, noted Montana author and western historian! We are excited to have him on board as a contributor to our blog. Miles City, Montana is home to John and his wife, Debbie, and it is from this western environment and culture that he draws the subject matter for his many books and […]
What a country it must have been! From the 1890s until the 1940s, Miles City, Montana was indisputably the Horse Capital of the World. Generals from the world’s armies came here to buy warhorses; draft horses were raised for southern farms; polo horses were exported to England; and coach horses were sent to bustling city […]
As a way to encourage those who are interested in the 4-H Horse Program in our county in Montana, we at S Heart Performance Horses awarded two weanlings to deserving young people in the fall of 2008. A King Fritz/Sugar Bars bred colt found a new home with 10 yr old Robert Bliss and the King Fritz/Sr Doctor Tari bred filly is residing with 10 yr old Erika Cremer.