Welcome! Post your Whisperings here!!

I would like to welcome you to this blog, and extend an offer to post your comments about my book, Whisper This… or anything to do with Horsemanship. I look forward to all of your comments, and will keep you all up to date on everything.

To post your comments simply click on the comments button at the lower right of the page and type away!
I will be posting upcoming clinics, interviews, and other activities. Feel free to join me!

Best wishes and “Just Ride”!

Smokie

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About Smokie

Smokie Brannaman grew up on a 5000-acre horse and cattle ranch in Southwestern Montana. Working with horses, cattle and rodeoing as a professional trick roper was his way of life as a youngster. Upon graduating from high school, Smokie chose to serve his country in the United State Coast Guard. Although his military duties did not always allow much time to spend with his horses, he never the less, rode and trained horses of his own and others throughout his military career. Smokie retired in 2000 from the Coast Guard and worked as a Corporate Operations Manager for a security company. But he soon realized that his true enjoyment came from being around horses, training, riding and helping others with their horses. After working for 2 years as a stable manager for a large boarding stable, Smokie hired on at Ots Sunrise Farm to work with the young horses halter breaking, ground work and starting horses under saddle to progress to more advanced training. Smokie started his own business, Horseman’s Services Limited, llc in 2006 and now works full time as an educator of the horse and rider. Smokie utilizes the training methods of his brother Buck Brannaman, Jeff Griffith, and others, as well as his own techniques learned during a lifetime of working with horses. Smokie is a published author of two books about horses and their riders, Whisper This… Not to your horse, to yourself, and his newest book Equiknowlogy 101… and numerous horse training DVDs. Smokie lives in Greenleaf Wisconsin with his sweetie Vickie, and has three grown children, Kat, Travis and Jason. He raises and trains registered quarter horses of his own, which he uses as, Cavalry horses for his hobby, Civil War reenacting, and performing in Wild West Shows throughout the Midwest.

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6 Responses to Welcome! Post your Whisperings here!!

  1. Pam says:

    This is a great opportunity. I relaly liked your book, and I found myself laughing and nodding my head in so many places! I’m glad you wrote it!

  2. smokie says:

    Thanks for the comments Pam, I’m glad you enjoyed the book! Don’t be a stranger to the blog!
    Best Wishes and “Just Ride”!
    Smokie

  3. Jeremy Thorndyke says:

    -Smokie-

    Read the book. loved it. and learbned a lot about the whys and hows. Very well written and it seems like your one of the greats. The cover completely matched what the book was about. it was easy to understand and you made it enjoyable to read. Its an honest book and it REALLY worked out for me. thank you so much and keep the books coming. I cant wait to see what comes next.
    -Jeremy T-

  4. Carol Jensen says:

    What a great book for any horseperson. I sure wish I’d been able to read it before I bought my first horse. I bought a copy for a friend who wants to get her first horse, hoping it will help her avoid the mistakes I’ve made along the way. It is chock full of “horse sense” but as someone famous once said, “the problem with horse sense is the horses have most of it”.

  5. Ronda Stewart says:

    I read this book cover to cover in the first 24 hours! I laughed so hard but, it was like looking in a mirror. I can’t believe that I’ve done so much wrong and am still alive!!! Oh my gosh, not only did I make all those mistakes once but, I turned around and did it again!!!! I wish I would have read this book before I bought my first 2 horses but, I still would have made the mistakes I made (I know myself by now and I should – at my age). Oh a great note, I still have my first 2 horses, they’ve been a real learning experience for me since between the two of them at the time I bought them combined, they only had a grand total of 6 rides on them and all those rides were on the second one!!! To be honest, my first horse went into about 70 days of training the day I bought her and I unraveled her in less than 7 days (green on green). However, we continue to learn together and I work really hard to get them right.
    Thanks Smokie, I think I now know what I’ll be giving out as Christmas Gifts this year! I really love horses!
    Ronda

  6. bmcssmoke says:

    <p>Thank you for the comments Ronda! I am glad you enjoyed my book. It sounds like you’ve learned though the school of black and blue U! But if it worked out and your getting it done now that’s what it’s about! Regards Smokie</p>

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