Ranch Life Articles

Wyoming Cowboy Hall Of Fame

September 26, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization with purposes that are exclusively historical, cultural, literary and educational.  WCHF’s chief goal is:  “To preserve, promote, perpetuate, publish and document Wyoming’s rich working cowboy and ranching history through researching, profiling and honoring individuals who broke the first trails and introduced that culture to this state.  WCHF […]


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 […]


Potential Danger of Horse Hair

September 21, 2017
Staff

In a press release today, the National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of horses. This substance, called “amo-bacter equuii” has been linked with the following symptoms in female humans: Reluctance to cook Reluctance to perform housework Reluctance to wear anything but boots Reluctance to work […]


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 […]