Ask Our Expert - Don Murphy

Don MurphyDon Murphy has trained and shown reining and cow horses since the early 1960s. A few of his winning mounts include Sparking Train, RS Lily Starlight and Bald N Shiney. He lives in Marietta, Oklahoma, and continues to train and travel the country sharing his knowledge with young trainers at clinics and shows.

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Loose Horses

Joe WolterUsing herd mentality and a bit of reverse psychology, trainer Joe Wolter teaches his horses to keep their focus and their bodies moving straight ahead.

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Splint Up

Splint UpQuick thinking and these six splinting techniques can increase the chances of your horse recovering from one of a horse owner's worst nightmares: a broken leg.

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Ask Our Expert - Kerry Kuhn

Kerry KuhnKerry Kuhn's practical horsemanship program, based at the JJ Ranch near Coats, Kansas, provides skills to improve a horse and rider's connection through performance. Kuhn has appeared on RFD-TV's Best of America by Horseback, and presents clinics and demonstrations at horse expos nationwide. The Kansas horseman appears in September's Western Horseman in "Transform Your Transitions" on page 66.

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An Ounce of Prevention

Western Horseman MagazineBreeders can’t entirely ensure the health of their foals, but smart planning and preparation can go a long way in preventing some of the most common injuries and problems young horses face.



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Six Splinting Techniques

Splinting TechniquesA broken leg is one of a horse owner's worst nightmares, and quick thinking and immediate splinting are key to your horse's survival and recovery. Though not apparent, the main goal of splinting is to protect soft tissues adjacent to the break.

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