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Halter Breaking with Tom Wagoner Part 2

September 8, 2017
Lynn Kohr

In our previous article on halter breaking, we have a halter on our young horse and she is comfortable with it around her head and putting it on and off. With the halter on and Tom’s hand on the halter just above the lead, he asks her to give to pressure, first tucking her nose […]


Guest Instagram Photographer: Jenn Zeller, The South Dakota Cowgirl

September 6, 2017
Maria Tibbetts

Check out Cavvy Savvy on Instagram at @cavvysavvy to see authentic photos taken by real horsemen and women. Our guest Instagram photographer this week is Jenn Zeller, @thesdcowgirl. Jenn Zeller was transplanted from a big city in Texas to the plains of South Dakota. The only person in her family to ride, she grew up […]


Preparing for the Farrier: Part 3

September 5, 2017
Savanna Simmons

I visited with Doug and Jacob Butler of Butler Professional Farrier School in Crawford, Nebraska, earlier this year for an article in Tri-State Livestock New’s Horse Round-Up 2017. Read the story here. The Butler Family has an incredible amount of knowledge to share, and Jacob has composed a three-part series for Cavvy Savvy. After Appointment […]


The Joys of Jingling

September 3, 2017
Savanna Simmons

The joys of jingling, the rewards of wrangling, the . . . well . . . you get it. We’re the goobers that wrangle horses with a four-wheeler, but it’s nicer on our horses to be able to turn them out after a hard day’s work and not keep one in just to get other […]


Ride A Horse Feed A Cowboy

September 1, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

The cowboy world has many giving and thoughtful individuals. Such people as Chanda Snook, her husband Clint, son Taylor, and son Austin, that produce an annual event in Hulett, WY called Ride A Horse Feed A Cowboy. This event is special. For 12 years now they have helped people with medical bills and in times […]


Halter Breaking With Tom Wagoner Part 1

August 30, 2017
Lynn Kohr

In this halter breaking series with Tom Wagoner, I interviewed Tom’s wife, Toni Wagoner. The first step in halter breaking is getting your colt ready for a halter. LK: What does Tom first do with colts getting them ready to halter break? TW: Tom will put the colt in a round pen while riding a […]


Weaver Quarter Horses Annual Sale – Sept. 16th


August 28, 2017
Sales Staff

The Weaver family has a long tradition of raising quarter horses. The family came to Montana in 1887 and has been raising quarter horses ever since. Our brand, A Standing X, was recorded in the Weaver name in 1888, and our grandchildren are the sixth generation to ride quarter horses with this brand. As a family operation, […]


Preparing for the Farrier: Part 2

August 26, 2017
Savanna Simmons

I visited with Doug and Jacob Butler of Butler Professional Farrier School in Crawford, Nebraska, earlier this year for an article in Tri-State Livestock New’s Horse Round-Up 2017. Read the story here. The Butler Family has an incredible amount of knowledge to share, and Jacob has composed a three-part series for Cavvy Savvy. During appointment […]


Clay Ashurst Benefits

August 25, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Nearly a month ago, on July 29, Clay Ashurst was picking up broncs at the Lusk ranch rodeo, when a bronc knocked his horse flat on its side. Clay was immediately unconscious and didn’t come to for several days. He received a severe injury to his brain stem and after spending several days in ICU […]


Preparing for the Farrier: Part 1

August 23, 2017
Savanna Simmons

I visited with Doug and Jacob Butler of Butler Professional Farrier School in Crawford, Nebraska, earlier this year for an article in Tri-State Livestock New’s Horse Round-Up 2017. Read the story here. The Butler Family has an incredible amount of knowledge to share, and Jacob has composed a three-part series for Cavvy Savvy. Often as […]