Ranch Life Articles

Buckaroo Country Calendar by Mary Williams Hyde

October 21, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Mary Williams Hyde, of Buckaroo Country Photography, is one of the premier photographers, arguably the best, within the buckaroo and cowboy community. She travels extensively, recording and preserving a heritage that has diminished through the decades. Mary is self-employed, allowing for her work to go directly to the client, those whom she is photographing. Her […]

Cowboy Relief Roping Benefit For Toby Vineyard

October 19, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

There is a special group of people who have formed an amazing organization called Cowboy Relief. Cowboy Relief’s sole purpose is to help cowboy’s with medical bills. This year’s event is Cowboy Relief Roping Benefit for Toby Vineyard is November 11th, 2017 at the Miller’s Horse Palace in Laurel, MT starting at 11am. Cowboy Relief was […]

Wagon Camp Visit

October 17, 2017
Jolyn Young

Here at the O RO Ranch in northern Arizona, it’s fall time. Wait, it’s fall time everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. I mean that since it’s fall time, it’s also fall wagon time here at the ROs. Yikes. That was an unexpectedly difficult thought to express. The ROs is one of the last few ranches […]

Activities for Young Riders: Part 1

October 15, 2017
Savanna Simmons

The weather here in Wyoming this fall has been beautiful . . . but windy. The constant blowing makes it a little less fun for young riders to want to be aboard a horse. Luckily, we have a small barn that has a large round-pen set up for our kids to ride in on blustery […]

Shipping Calves

October 13, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

Shipping calves is the accumulation of the last year’s work. Over the last year ranchers have experienced sleepless nights, stressful situations, sickness, death, the miracle of life, moments of triumphs, and close calls. They have felt every emotion possible. They have done research. They have spent time caring for, feeding, and doctoring these calves. They […]

Lusk, Wyoming’s Legend of Rawhide

October 11, 2017
Savanna Simmons

The Legend of Rawhide is unlike anything I have witnessed before. The vivid tale looks back into the time of settlers and indians and implores a person to consider what our ancestors’ lives could have been like. The town rallies so beautifully and plans each year to make the event such a success. The local […]

Ranching and The Oilfield

October 7, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

Relationships between ranchers and the oilfield haven’t always been harmonious. Ranching and the oilfield have had a tumultuous relationship that has improved over the years and learned to coexist. In the early days of the oilfield, tempers were often high because the ranching industry was holding tight to the fact that they were trying to […]

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 […]

All In A Day’s Work for Rodeo Parents

October 1, 2017
Lynn Kohr

All in a day’s work…High of 43 degrees today, raining off and on, tired wet and cold. We are just getting home from a weekend of High School rodeoing in Wheatland, WY.  Although thankful for the rain and moisture as our state is horribly dry, my thanks run thin as I am on hands and […]

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 […]

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