Horse Care Articles

Picket Breaking a Horse by a Front Foot

October 2, 2017
Jan Swan Wood

Picket breaking a horse is an important lesson. Having a horse that is picket broke is pretty handy. Nearly anywhere you end up, you can picket a horse out so he can graze, lay down and move around. It’s also handy for keeping a horse up close when you need him. A little strategic yard […]


Weaning Colts Part 3; Wardell Quarter Horses

September 28, 2017
Lynn Kohr

In Moorcroft WY, Cheri Wardell, owner of Half Fast Race Horses and Wardell Quarter Horses gives us her valuable and well tested knowledge of weaning colts.   All foals should be gentle, well-handled, and broke to lead before weaning. I usually wean at 4-5 months depending on number of foals to wean. I like to […]


Weaning Colts Part 2: The Wilson Ranch

September 21, 2017
Lynn Kohr

Clara Wilson of The Wilson Ranch, founded in 1908, Newcastle WY, shares with us her knowledge from many years of raising and weaning colts. We feed the mares some grain while the colts are still on their sides, so the colts already know what oats are, and they have a round bale available all of the […]


Weaning Colts Part 1; Veterinarian Interview

September 19, 2017
Lynn Kohr

As Fall is just around the corner, my thoughts turn to weaning colts. At what age do you wean colts? What vaccines? Deworming? What’s the best way to wean a colt? I asked my favorite veterinarian and husband, Dr. Marshall Kohr from Gillette, Wyoming’s Animal Medical Center and several breeders these same questions. In the […]


Ride and Shine Assisted Equine Therapy

September 18, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

Ride and Shine Assisted Equine Therapy is a program designed to help people overcome disabilities while having fun horseback. The creator of this special program is a kind-hearted horseman named Kelly Stone of Gillette, WY. Kelly has been developing his skills with horses for many years. The horses used in his Ride and Shine Assisted Equine […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Top 10 Essential Oils for Horses

August 21, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Kristina Ellis, with The Oiled Equestrian, uses Essential Oils for and on herself and her horses. Read about my Q& A with her here. These are the Top 10 oils Kristina recommends for horse owners to have on hand. 1. Balance: Balance is DoTERRA’s Grounding blend. I like to use this oil before each training […]


Q&A with Kristina Ellis about Essential Oils

August 19, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Kristina Ellis is a DoTERRA Wellness Advocate who uses essential oils on her horses. Visit her website The Oiled Equestrian to learn more, click the link for Kristina’s Intro to Essential Oils for the Horse & Rider Class or follow her on her educational Facebook page at The Oiled Equestrian. What brand of oils do you use? I […]


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