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Dentistry: Not Just a Treatment

December 22, 2019
Dr. Matt Witzel, DVM

Dentistry across all mammalian species has progressed by leaps and bounds over the past 30 years for a multitude of reasons. Today, though, I’m going to concentrate on equine dentistry. Because the teeth in a horse’s mouth continually erupt the reasons for regular dental maintenance are a little different than in other animals. Abnormal conformation […]


Shay Hough and Tex – Her Little Horse With A Big Heart

December 20, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

There is something so special between a girl and her horse. It is a bond that is hard to put into words. In this article I hope to highlight how Shay Hough and her little horse named Tex have let their actions speak louder than their words. Shay is the daughter of a lifelong friend […]


Powder River Percherons

December 17, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

There is something so spectacular in the controlled power that the Powder River Percherons display when hitched up. Mike and Julie Cushman of Glenrock, WY with their Powder River Percherons are a sight to see. I recently asked them a few questions. CS: Please tell us about how you got started with your Powder River […]


My Mom Says To Clean Your Tack

December 15, 2019
Jolyn Young

My mom used to gather all her charges in the 4-H horse group that she led and have us painstakingly take apart our headstalls, undo the Chicago screws that held our reins to our bits, and take the stirrups off our saddles. Once all the pieces of our tack were laid about us on the […]


National Day of the Horse

December 13, 2019
Jenn Zeller

On National Day of the Horse (December 13), we take time to celebrate the horse. The horses that made us, tried us, taught us, showed us love; all the things that make the horse a horse… “Look back at our struggle for freedom, Trace our present day’s strength to its source; And you’ll find that […]


Catie Kershner Custom Silver

December 12, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

A silversmith by the name of Catie Kershner has been busy creating beautiful silver jewelry. Her work caught my eye a while back and I have been admiring her ever since. I figured that we need to get to know her so I asked her a few questions… CS: Please tell us some of your […]


Art of the Cowgirl Horsemanship Fellowship’s Journey: Part 3

December 10, 2019
Savanna Simmons

If you haven’t yet, read parts 1 and 2 of Alicia Adamson’s recap of her experience as Art of the Cowgirl’s first horsemanship fellowship recipient. Partway through the week, Sheryl Morton came from Idaho to spend a few days with us. Lee invited her to come and take some pictures of us during the fellowship […]


DIY Calf/Goat Roping Dummy

December 8, 2019
Jolyn Young

My four-year-old, Milo, is crazy about all things roping. He loves roping both the dummies we have set up behind the house, but I am not so crazy about him knocking them over to practice his calf tying. The rest of the family likes to rope the dummy, too, and their wooden legs can only […]


McFarland Productions, Marketing the Western Way of Life

December 6, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

Natalie McFarland has taken marketing and supporting of our western way of life and presented it in beautiful ways time and time again. I never tire of watch videos and marketing portfolios that Natalie has created. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I’d say Natalie’s videos are worth more than a […]


SLAP CHAIN MANNERS

December 4, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

It’s not always possible to separate horses just the way you need to. Lack of space and facilities plus horse personalities can make running certain horses together a challenge. It could be a stud, a nasty mare or even a bossy gelding that is the trouble maker in a bunch. A simple and old fashioned […]