Treating Scratches

Aug 10
Savanna Simmons

Yielding the Hips, Part Two

Aug 8
Jenn Zeller

Recent Posts

Summer Cow Camp 101: Working Alone

August 17, 2018
Jolyn Young

On many ranches in the American West, cowboys head up to a cow camp, usually located in a higher elevation than the ranch headquarters, for the summer. In Summer Cow Camp 101: Living Situation, I gave a guided tour of a typical summer cow camp. Once a cowboy is settled into his secluded home-away-from-civilization, he takes […]


Treating Scratches

August 10, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Our pony Sparky has a case of minor scratches on his hind feet, a fairly odd occurrence in Wyoming in July. We’ve had enough rain, coupled with hosing a wound on his hock, that now we have another small problem to doctor on him. Scratches, also known as mud fever, pastern dermatitis, dew poisoning, or greasy […]


Yielding the Hips, Part Two

August 8, 2018
Jenn Zeller

Here, we continue our series in helping Cosmo, my 4 year old mare, with getting soft, looking us up, and yielding her feet to us. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments. I’ll do my best to answer them! Happy Trails!


Summer Cow Camp 101: Living Situation

August 6, 2018
Jolyn Young

Every summer, hundreds (okay, maybe dozens) of cowboys head to cow camp. They leave headquarters to follow the cattle high up into the mountains for a few months. The air is cooler, the feed is taller, and the water flows more abundantly at these higher elevations, allowing the ranch to most efficiently use its natural […]


If You Give A Boy A Rope…

August 4, 2018
Savanna Simmons

My friend Amy Potter over at Ranch Wife Revolution came up with this sweet adaptation of “If you give a boy a baseball” that really fits her family. I shared Amy’s version of If You Give A Girl a Rope… and this version is for her son, Colt. A handsome, talented fella, who is driven […]