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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 […]


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 […]


Using Cadence to Stop Harder

October 5, 2017
Savanna Simmons

When considering using your horse’s cadence to stop, feel and listen to the horse’s stride. Jolyn Young wrote an informative blog about cadence at the lope and learning to feel the three-beat footfall. Read about her blog post here. Once you’re comfortable feeling the footfall at each gait, you can start to use it to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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