Rodeo Articles

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 […]

Ride A Horse Feed A Cowboy

September 1, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

The cowboy world has many giving and thoughtful individuals. Such people as Chanda Snook, her husband Clint, son Taylor, and son Austin, that produce an annual event in Hulett, WY called Ride A Horse Feed A Cowboy. This event is special. For 12 years now they have helped people with medical bills and in times […]

Clay Ashurst Benefits

August 25, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Nearly a month ago, on July 29, Clay Ashurst was picking up broncs at the Lusk ranch rodeo, when a bronc knocked his horse flat on its side. Clay was immediately unconscious and didn’t come to for several days. He received a severe injury to his brain stem and after spending several days in ICU […]

Choosing a Saddle Pad that Works – 5 Star Saddle Pads

June 8, 2017
Savanna Simmons

I spoke with Jodie Mesko of 5 Star Saddle Pads about how to choose the appropriate saddle pad to fit the horse, saddle, and job being accomplished. We personally use 5 Star Pads and have found them to be long-lasting and of great quality. We have used other brands and ended up with thin areas, […]

New Sand, Old Rodeo Fun in Montague, California

June 6, 2017
Jolyn Young

I recently went to my hometown junior rodeo for the first time in over a decade, and all anyone could talk about was dirt. The Shasta Valley Community Club had improved the local riding arena with store-bought sand, and it was a BIG deal to the residents of Montague, California. And rightfully so. 15 years […]

Organizing a Living Quarters Trailer

May 8, 2017
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been on the road a lot this Spring, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon! We thought it would be fun to share with you how to organize your Living Quarters Trailer. Or at least I can share with you how I organize mine. I haven’t yet, sadly, figured out the easiest way to […]

Cowboy Skills: Dallying

April 26, 2017
Jolyn Young

“Take your turns!” “Go to the peg!” “Go to the wood!” These are all creative cowboy ways of saying “Dally!” To many ropers, dallying is as important a skill as catching. Unless you’re using a horn knot and tying off like a Texan or Southwest cowpuncher, you’ll need to stop the roped animal somehow, and […]

Featured Horse for Sale: 2008 Grulla Ranch Mare

April 12, 2017
Sales Staff

Sock it to Mia is up for sale by the Simmons family. Mia is a registered AQHA mare we’ve had since 2012. She’s been used in all aspects of ranching on a large cow-calf and yearling operation, as well as ridden to refine her. She has been started out of the heel box as well. […]

PRCA Rodeo World Standings

April 10, 2017
Maria Tibbetts

April 3, 2017 All-around 1. Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $55,636 2. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 50,328 3. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,271 4. Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 43,929 5. JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 29,368 6. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 27,706 7. Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 24,482 8. Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 23,877 9. Bart Brunson, […]

Chase it with Brandy: Jana Griemsman’s WPRA Badlands 2016 Horse of the Year

April 2, 2017
by Ruth Nicolaus

Jana Griemsman has the horse of a lifetime. The Piedmont, South Dakota barrel racer and her husband, Paul, own Brandy, an eight year old sorrel mare who carried Griemsman to an eighteenth place finish for the 2016 rodeo year in the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association standings. Brandy came from Jana’s sister, Jill Schimkat Moody’s, breeding […]

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