Mystery Dismount

Feb 21
Jan Swan Wood

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Mystery Dismount

February 21, 2024
Jan Swan Wood

My husband, small son and I were trailing a bunch of cows to winter pasture for a woman who had usdo all of her cow work for her. We’d gathered them from a sizeable pasture and had trailed them for fouror five miles along a remote county road. When we got to a big, grassy […]


Racehorse to Ranch Horse Part 5; Baby Arrives, Riding Sort of Resumes

February 15, 2024
Jan Swan Wood

It’s been several years now since I added to my ongoing account of Lily’s journey as a saddle horse. TheRacehorse To Ranch Horse series has four other segments here on Cavvy Savvy. So, I will continue onwith segment #5. I encourage you to go back and read the others so you’ll know her story from […]


Kids, Horses, Pointy Things

January 30, 2024
Jan Swan Wood

When my two oldest grandboys were little, around six and five years old, they spent hours on end riding the two mares I had for them. Josie, the sorrel, was Carson’s, and was a roly poly old type Quarter Horse mare with a lack of burning ambition but enough patience to make up for it. […]


Hard Working Neighbors

January 25, 2024
Jan Swan Wood

Years ago, we had some neighbors that were hard working people that struggled daily to get ahead. Their four kids were working from the time they were walking well. The kids were all in grade school with the oldest maybe in the 5th grade. The county road we took to town went by their place, […]


The Good Old Days in New York City

January 24, 2024
Jan Swan Wood

The “I wish I’d been born back in the good old days” is a common statement. I wonder if the folks who say that really have thought that through? My Dad always said that the “good old days weren’t all that good”, as he was a kid during the dirty 30s. I was reading an […]


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