Ranch Life Articles

Bullracks and Memories

September 23, 2017
Jan Swan Wood

There are things that can take one back in time in an instant. Whether it’s a sight, smell, or sound, our memories take us right back to those moments in time that are deeply ingrained in our very being. One of those things for me is bull racks. Not just the random one going down […]


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 […]


Clay Ashurst Benefit Concert, Lusk, Wyoming

September 15, 2017
Savanna Simmons

I wrote a blog about a few weeks ago about Clay Ashurst’s accident, a bit of his progress, and ways to help the family (see below). While the auction closed at the end of last month, there are still ways to help this cowboy family, and if you’re in the Lusk, Wyoming area, the Clay […]


Fall Work is Here!

September 13, 2017
Jenn Zeller

I think Fall is the best season of them all. It comes with cooler mornings, less bugs, and the riding that comes with preconditioning and shipping season makes for fun days. I thought I’d share a few of the fall work views I’ve had the past couple of weeks in case you’re stuck in an […]


Day Working Cowboy

September 11, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

One of the things I enjoy about this cowboy life is day working on other ranches. For this day working cowboy its about riding in new country and exploring what is over that next hill. It is food for my soul. It’s like therapy. It helps a person keep their mind in the middle. Getting […]


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 […]


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, […]


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