Horse Training Articles

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Smoother Trailer Unloading

August 17, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Some horses are hesitant, slow, and clunky when stepping out of the trailer backwards, while other horses refuse to back out entirely. We prefer that our horses back out of the trailer. They tend to be in more control when backing and it prevents slipping of the front legs when hitting the ground, and slipping […]


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