News from the Round Pen…
Well it’s been quite a summer here at the ranch! We’ve made a lot of new friends through our affiliation with Inner City Slickers and of course all the folks that were kind enough to allow us to do our clinics and the folks we helped with their horses around the country. Thank You!
If you haven’t dropped by our face book page, please do! It is loaded with new training videos from horses we’ve worked with this year as well as good info and some not so good info about saddle makers and the dangers of buying site on seen or what the picture looks like, and relying on the past quality of our previous saddle purchases. But that is what sometimes can happen when your not prepared for it just like when you’re working with your horse!
You guys have a great rest of the summer and please drop by our face book pages and say hello!
Best regards and “Just Ride”!
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, Horsemans 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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