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All Inclusive Horsemanship Clinic at The DX Ranch

January 22, 2019
Jenn Zeller

The DX Ranch is located on the picturesque Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation near Eagle Butte, SD. This fourth generation run ranch, is home to beef cattle, registered quarter horses and some of the best people you’re likely to ever encounter. They’re hosting their first ever horsemanship workshop this Spring and are excited for the opportunity […]


Art Of The Cowgirl

January 18, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

ART OF THE COWGIRL 2019 encompasses the art, heart and soul of cowgirls in ways artists are drawn to emulate.  Then — in miraculously wonderful ways, because of funds generated through ART OF THE COWGIRL —  doors open for them to fulfill those longings! Their inspiration can be rewarded and enabled through Fellowship Programs those funds […]


Baby Calf and the Bronc Ride

January 16, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

Buddy was a big, good looking, gentle, well bred four year old gelding I was riding for my Dad through calving one spring. I’d used him all winter and had packed my little nephew on him and even pulled him in the sled, so he was pretty solid in most ways and really lazy. It […]


Circle the Wagons: Buck Walker

January 14, 2019
Savanna Simmons

In his lifetime of cowboying, Buck Walker has had a run-in with a wild cow or two. He’s butted heads with a horse in his day, and now, he is up against his biggest wrangle yet, colorectal cancer. In less than a week, friends and family of Buck Walker will convene in Montana to support […]


Trailer Unloading Woes

January 9, 2019
Savanna Simmons

We were asked, following this blog about building confidence in a horse to step down out of a trailer, what to do if a horse comes out like a rocket. Now that’s a little tricky, because more often than not, horses that speed through backing-or jumping-out of a trailer do so because of a prior […]


Cottonwood Creek Chronicles; Old Enough To Know Better

January 7, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

I saw a post on Facebook the other day that said “When is this old enough to know better supposed to kick in?”. That was so profound for me. I wonder that most of the time. Truly, I don’t make big decisions quickly. I ponder and belabor them until I’ve worn out every “what if” […]


THREE POINTS OF CONTENTION

January 4, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

I was having a chat with a horseman friend a while back. He’s been at the cowboy and horseman game for many decades, as have I, and we always have lots to visit about. He brought up several points of contention for both of us and suggested I address the points in a column for […]


70th Annual SDQHA Banquet and Meeting


January 2, 2019
Savanna Simmons

For the second year, South Dakota Quarter Horse Association will be honoring breeders within Mount Rushmore State for their great contributions to AQHA. Jim Taylor, of Huron, will be recognized as the cumulative 50-year breeder, Bob and Karen Meyer, of Glad Valley will be honored as the producer of the year, and the horse of […]


Art of the Cowgirl with Coupon Code

December 31, 2018
Savanna Simmons

A unique event is in the works in Phoenix, Arizona, in February that fine art-lovers, horsemanship-connoisseurs, avid- or hopeful-craftsman, and cowboys, cowgirls, and ranchers can’t miss. Art of the Cowgirl, slated for Feb. 8 to 10 at Corona Ranch, is designed by Tammy Pate. The idea stemmed from Tammy’s own quest for knowledge and experience […]


Diamonds In The Desert Horse Sale Recap

December 29, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Diamonds in the Desert Inaugural Performance Horse Sale sets the bar high and already has horse people excited about next year’s sale! The sale was held December 13 at Plaza Hotel & Casino in the showroom. 68 horses were sold. Here is the recap told by Codi Gines. The number of buyers at the Meet […]