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Around the Farm

Welcome to Around the Farm, a comprehensive library of  training videos relevant to the management of horses or a farm. These videos are brought to you free thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Around the Farm features horse training videos relating to arena maintenance and management, feeding, tack and equipment, horse care and riding apparel.

Farrier, Trent Wargo talks about fitting sliders on a horse

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How to help a short forelock grow

How can you help a short forelock grow? I have 3 horses, two of them have super short, thin forelocks that just won’t grow! The third horse has a really …

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Allergy Signs in Horses

“I have an 11-year-old Saddlebred gelding. He is a roarer and had a failed tie back surgery years ago. I try to keep his feed moist and am conscious of …

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Common questions about care, custody and control insurance coverage.

Q: I board and train horses I do not own – do I need care, custody and control (CCC) coverage? A: Yes, the intent of care, custody and control insurance …

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Planning Hay Purchases

Purchasing proper hay is a critical management technique that horse owners should master for not only their horse’s wellness but also for their budget’s health. A practical guide to hay …

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Measures you can take to prevent fires or lessen their impact.

Fire safety for barns – are you prepared? If you ask a group of horse owners what safety issues scare them the most, a large number will tell you it’s …

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What NOT to ask when looking for an Assistant Trainer Position

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What to Put In & What to Put On: Joints

Make a sound investment Your horse’s joints help power his motion, and keeping them healthy is key to keeping him moving comfortably for years to come. However, a  study …

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Protecting Your Horses Knees

Josh Rosenstrater shows us how they protect their horses knees during training at Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses.

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R is for Rehab

Mandy McCutcheon and Emily Moylan give us a behind-the-scenes look at Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses, which is home to the Equine Spa and Rehabilitation Center, a state-of-the-art rehab facility in …

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Paperwork for Horse Shows

Emily Moylan of TMRH shows us how she organizes the paperbook for horse shows and what you’ll need.

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How to Wrap a Hind Leg

Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses own Josh Rosenstrater demonstrates how to wrap a hind leg with polo wraps. Its important to make sure the wraps are not too tight and also …

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3 Ways to Wrap a Leg

Josh Rosenstrater shows 3 different ways to wrap a horse’s front legs with polo wraps. Its important not to wrap the leg too tightly and also a piece of tape …

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Securing Your Cinch – Tom McCutcheon

Tom shows you how he likes to keep his latigo secure in the keeper on his saddle. A lot of times if you only put the latigo through the keeper …

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Tying to a Post Safely – Tom McCutcheon

Tom shows you how he ties his horses to a pipe to keep his horses secure without getting away. Tom also uses a slip-tie knot to be able to quickly …

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Halter Comfort – Tom McCutcheon

Tom shows you how to properly put the halter on your horse to keep your horse comfortable and happy, while you can still control your horse. Make sure the halter …

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Qualities of a Hat – Bobbie Gough

Bobbie Gough talks about the different qualities of hats provided at Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and the difference to the qualities of hats. There are three various qualities starting with the …

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Hats for Particular Disciplines – Bobbie Gough

Bobby Gough of Shorty’s Caboy Hattery talks about the different hats for each discipline. Every discipline is different and has different styles that correlate with their discipline. There are different …

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Foreign Objects in Hooves – Trent Wargo

Professional Farrier, Trent Wargo, talks about what you should do if you find any type of foreign object in your horses hoof. Trent says if something is in the horses …

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Saddle Pad Adjustment – Tom McCutcheon

Tom shows you how he adjusts his saddle pad to fit the horse to make it as comfortable as possible for his horse. Tom will lift the pad upward off …

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Arena Screens – Tom McCutcheon

Tom talks about the screens that he puts down during winter to keep his arena warmer, and to keep the wind down.

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How to Put On A Horse Blanket

How To Put On A Horse Blanket – With Pete Kyle A Blanket With Front Buckles Make sure the hooks are undone Have a halter on your horse and a …

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Blanketing Your Horse – Pete Kyle

Pete shows you show to blanket your horse while keeping yourself safe.

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Custom Show Chaps and Leather – Travis Stillson

We go behind-the-scenes to Travis Stillsons shop where he shows us how he makes custom show chaps and headstalls for western riders. Travis shows us the basics of how he …

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Signs of Colic

Signs of Colic Here’s a quick list of the typical signs of colic, and what you should do when your horse is colicking. Clinical signs of colic include behavioral changes …

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Best Ground for an Arena – Tom McCutcheon

Tom goes over what he thinks is the best ground to work on for a reining horse.

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Flex Test – Dr. Pat Garrett

Dr. Garrett speaks about what he looks for while a horse is going through a flex test.

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Teach a Horse to Hold Its Back Leg Up – Pete Kyle

Pete Kyle walks us through how to hold your horses back leg up to be able to easily work with your horse, such as your farrier putting shoes on your …

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How to Hobble a Horse – Pete Kyle

Pete Kyle of Kyle Ranch teaches how to properly hobble a horse. Thank you Pete Kyle for providing your knowledge. Kyle Ranch

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Managing A Hay Barn – Tom McCutcheon

Tom talks about managing his hay barn and what to be careful about when storing hay.

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Braiding a Tail – Tom McCutcheon

Tom talks about why they braid their horses tails and shows you a simple way to do it.

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Pest Control – Luke Winter

Luke Winter shows what to do when finding an unwanted wild animal on the ranch.

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Dragging an Arena – Luke Winter

Luke speaks about how to properly drag your arena and the benefits involved.

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Cleaning a Stall – Reed Kyle

Reed explains the basics of how to clean out a horse stall and the difference between good and bad shavings.

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Halter Horse Conformation – Ted Turner

Ted Turner talks about what he looks for in a halter horse.

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How to Make a Hat at Shorty’s Part 1- Bobbie Gough

Special Thanks to Shorty’s Caboy Hattery! www.ShortysHattery.com (405)-232-4287 1206 S. Agnew Oklahoma City, OK 73108

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How to Make a Hat at Shorty’s Part 2 – Bobbie Gough

Special Thanks to Shorty’s Caboy Hattery! www.ShortysHattery.com (405)-232-4287 1206 S. Agnew Oklahoma City, OK 73108

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Preparing for a Horse Show – Barbara Williams

Barbara, shares her “must-do” checklist before going to a show.

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Fashion Faux Pas – Brianna Sloan

Brianna recounts a few of the Faux Pas she has seen in the show pen.

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Shaping a Hat – Bobbie Gough

Special Thanks to Shorty’s Caboy Hattery! www.ShortysHattery.com (405)-232-4287 1206 S. Agnew Oklahoma City, OK 73108

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Hat Maintenance – Bobbie Gough

Bobbie of Shorty’s Hattery teaches how to properly clean a felt hat   Special Thanks to Shorty’s Caboy Hattery! www.ShortysHattery.com (405)-232-4287 1206 S. Agnew Oklahoma City, OK 73108

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Hat Care Misconceptions – Bobbie Gough

Bobbie with Shorty’s Hattery lists a few common misconceptions people have when taking care of their hats. Special Thanks to Shorty’s Caboy Hattery! www.ShortysHattery.com (405)-232-4287 1206 S. Agnew Oklahoma City, OK …

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Fitting a Hat – Bobbie Gough

Bobbie of Shorty’s Hattery goes through the steps of how she fits a hat. Special Thanks to Shorty’s Caboy Hattery! www.ShortysHattery.com (405)-232-4287 1206 S. Agnew Oklahoma City, OK 73108

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Tom’s Tips: Show Shirts

Brianna Sloan of Lucky Paint Custom Show Shirts gives a couple pointers in getting your shirt ready for the big show.

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Matching Pad to Your Horse – Brianna Sloan

Brianna of Lucky Paint Show Shirts gives you the info on how to match your horse’s pad to their color.

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Spring Shots – Dr. Pat Garret

Dr. Pat Garret from Pilot Point talks about the importance of regular seasonal shots for your horse.

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McQuay Legacy

Tim McQuay got started in reining in the 70s, earning his first National Reining Horse Association money in 1978 at the NRHA Futurity in Columbus, Ohio aboard Band Of Glo …

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Hat Styles for Disciplines – Bobbie Gough

Bobbie goes into detail explaining the variety of hats found in various western disciplines.   Special Thanks to Shorty’s Caboy Hattery! www.ShortysHattery.com (405)-232-4287 1206 S. Agnew Oklahoma City, OK 73108

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Shoe Types Part Two – Trent Wargo

Trent explains the shoes for the hind end of a reining horse.

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Cleaning Hooves – Trent Wargo

Trent demonstrates how to safely approach and clean your horse’s hooves.

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Tom’s Tips – Finding Dangerous Items in Hooves

Trent talks about finding a dangerous foreign object in your horse and how you should handle the situation until help arrives.

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Stirrup Adjustment – Barbara Williams

Barbara shows you how to adjust your stirrups to the proper length.

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Properly Cinching Your Saddle – Barbara Williams

Trainer Barbara Williams goes into detail the proper way to cinch a horse so your horse is comfortable and does not get “cinchie”.  She also gives some tips to follow …

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Switching from Bridle to Halter – Tom McCutcheon

Tom shows your how to safely remove your bridle when you have finished riding and put your halter safely on your horse.  He goes through the steps of securing your …

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Tom’s Tips – Halter Comfort

Putting on a halter.

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Basics of Shoeing Part 2 – Trent Wargo

Veteran Farrier, Trent, takes you through the fundamentals of basic horse shoeing.

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Basics of Shoeing Part 1 – Trent Wargo

Veteran Farrier, Trent, takes you through the fundamentals of basic horse shoeing.

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Putting on a Saddle – Tom McCutcheon

Tom explains how to safely saddle a horse and how to make sure the saddle is comfortable for the horse.

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Leading Your Horse in and out of Stalls – Tom McCutcheon

Tom demonstrates how to properly lead a horse in and out of a stall.

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Tom’s Tips – Post Tying

Tom’s quick tips on tying your horse to a post or fence.

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