Month: September 2020

The Ranch Kitchen: Light and Quick…With a Kick!

By Cristina Miller | September 23, 2020

Horse and Rider Living would like to introduce and welcome Alise Nolan, cuisine artist extraordinaire and creator of The Ranch Kitchen! Alise, her husband and three daughters are located in Texas, where they live and raise Hereford cattle on their ranch. Many of her recipes are inspired by having a garden and an abundance of seasonal fare…we’ll start it off with a great pairing for times you just want something light and quick…with a kick!

Ende of the Trail: “Uncertainty” – April 28, 2020

By Guest Author | September 23, 2020

One thing that never left me even in those long riding days that seemed so hard and endless was, “Will this never end?” I always knew that I would make it. I never lost faith in my ability of completing the journey. Eventually, everything changes.

If there is any one thing that I hope for you, it is that you carry THAT with you, “You will make it, we will make it, this country will make it.”

Book Review: Lady Long Rider by Bernice Ende

By Barbara Godwin | September 23, 2020

Due to a divorce and illness, Bernice moved from Seattle to her grandparent’s home state of Montana, where the saga of Lady Long Rider began: one fateful day, Bernice had a vision of herself riding horseback across a desert. It was a life-changing moment – and in the following months, the vision took form, beginning a journey one could only imagine. With her beloved dog Claire, who was her companion on 20,000 of those long rider miles, she set out to become Lady Long Rider.

What is a Long Rider and the Long Riders Guild?

By Barbara Godwin | September 23, 2020

A Long Rider is a person who has ridden over 1000 consecutive miles on horseback. The Long Riders Guild is an international organization that honors those who do so and documents the history of their rides…With documented rides from Paris to Moscow, through the war zones of Afghanistan, and across the world, Long Riders battle with everything from climate to political uprisings and, in reality, the earth itself – all to achieve the goal of reaching their desired location.

Horse Slaughter and the SAFE act

By Barbara Godwin | September 13, 2020

SAFE is the Safeguard American Food Exports Act, a bipartisan bill…to end the slaughter of horses in America as well as make it illegal to transport them outside of the USA borders for slaughter. It seems that every new Congress introduces another version of this bill, and yet it proceeds no further even though it has widespread bipartisan support.

Sparr Building and Farm Supply: From Humble Beginnings To Decades Of Growth

By Cristina Moore | September 13, 2020

In 1947…during a time when local cattle still roamed on open ranges…a small General Merchandise Grocery store became Sparr Building and Farm Supply. The company has always had a solid business foundation of supporting the communities that have supported them over the decades…Sparr Building and Farm Supply cares and remains dedicated to their customers, their employees, and their communities.

You Can Lead Your Horse To Water…

By Barbara Godwin | September 13, 2020

It takes no time for the hot sun to change your clear and clean water to that familiar emerald green sea of floating slime … So when I heard about putting barley straw in a watering trough or tank to keep algae at bay, I was skeptical. Straw in a trough? How could that be?

A Rugged Rod, a Ford pickup with a Cadillac engine

By Barbara Godwin | September 13, 2020

He wanted a rat rod with corporate logos that spoke the language of a rugged truck, yet oozed with one of a kind artistry. And he got it. A custom build titled “The Rugged,” this rat rod was a creative event for FSD as well as Scott Andrews and his vision.

James Ricketson, Custom Creative Barn Art

By Barbara Godwin | September 13, 2020

James Ricketson is an artist. From wood-sculpted Mahi Mahi fish and patriotic flags to metal sculpting with horseshoes, his barn is an artist’s workshop dream.