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Q&A with producer of Cowboys, the film

October 14, 2019
Savanna Simmons

I visited with Bud Force, co-director, cinematographer, and producer of documentary portrait film “Cowboys” set to premiere Oct. 25 at the Austin Film Festival. I will be attending the film’s premiere at the Working Ranch Cowboys Association World Championship Ranch Rodeo, and based on just the stills and clips shared on “Cowboys” website and Facebook […]


Buckaroo Buys: Sierra Nevada Leather

October 9, 2019
Savanna Simmons

I forever look for opportunities to meet people and get to know who they are. I rode in an Art of the Cowgirl Clinic hosted by Tammy Pate and Lee Smith in Montana this summer, which was attended by so many interesting women, and I failed to visit with them to the extent I had […]


Wind Blown

September 30, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

As I recall, it was early November when this day occurred. Fall works were winding down and we were mostly preg checking cows and moving them to winter pasture. All the calves had been shipped, as had the yearlings. It was cold and windy as we were saddling and loading horses to haul the 40 […]


Well Turned Stirrups

September 25, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

I see them at nearly every youth event and on social media. The dreaded un-turned stirrups on a saddle. It’s bad enough on an adult’s saddle, but when I see it on a kid’s saddle it worries me as they can really use the stability of a well turned stirrup that hangs right. With as […]


Casper Ranch Rodeo Sept. 28 Helps Pedro Mtn. Fire Victims

September 23, 2019
Savanna Simmons

As the summer ranch rodeo schedule wraps up in Wyoming, Matt Johnson and Dominick Mongillo are putting on one last ranch rodeo to benefit families that have been impacted by the Pedro Mountain Fire, which is no longer burning, through the Alcova Community Foundation. The idea came from Cork Meyer, of Slip Knot Livestock, and he enlisted […]


The Santa Maria Rig

September 14, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

It’s always so nice to handle horses that have been started right and are gentle around the body and feet. But, they’re not all like that. With all of the good clinicians and forums to learn the “right” way to do things with our horses, it’s probably hard for some people to decide to do […]


Amazon Smile for Charity

September 10, 2019
Savanna Simmons

If you use Amazon as I do, for basic staples, necessities, gifts, and everything in between, you may be leaving a lot of money on the table that could be doing some good. Now, I try to shop local as much as I can, but living 40 miles from town and 120 miles from the […]


Big Horse In A Small Package

September 2, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

Many moons ago when my oldest nephew was just a little feller, my sis told me that they were looking for a good sized pony for him to ride on the ranch. They had three kids, so the pony would probably have to be a starter horse for all three. So, I was looking for […]


VIDEO: Lee Smith on Timing, Feel, and Pressure

August 28, 2019
Savanna Simmons

I have been trying to say “yes” to more opportunities (especially learning) for myself, something that I haven’t really done since having kids. So when I saw that Lee Smith was going to be at the first Art of the Cowgirl event in Phoenix, Arizona, and a friend and fellow mother of young’uns asked if […]


Featured Horse For Sale: 2012 Palomino Ranch Gelding

August 26, 2019
Savanna Simmons

My husband is offering up one of his nice ranch geldings as lot number 71 at the 2019 Sugar Bars Legacy Sale September 21 and 22 in Sheridan, Wyoming. Junipers Best was raised by Hunt Ranch in South Dakota. He’s been in our herd for about three years and is ready for someone to take home […]


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