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Spice Up Your Ground Work

May 10, 2019
Tristen Baroni

Here are some fun ways to spice up your ground work and provide your horse another platform to understand pressure and release. Be careful when you start this, you may have your horse good off of the lead rope, but you also may find that this is a different feel for your horse. I mention […]


69th Annual Miles City Bucking Horse Sale and Drawing

May 9, 2019
Savanna Simmons

With a nod of the head, a bucking horse slings himself out of the chute as spurs reach for his shoulders. He takes one big jump to the left, ducks his head and bucks back to the right. The cowboy slumps into the dirt at his feet to the left, before jumping up and retrieving […]


Video: Softening through the Figure Eight

May 8, 2019
Savanna Simmons

So, this video here is a little clunky. I’m pretty hesitant to post it, quite frankly, but I’m hoping it will encourage someone who feels a little like I look. I shot it myself as the sun was setting the other night, so if you see me looking at the camera, it’s to be sure […]


The Community Kids’ Horse

May 6, 2019
Jolyn Young

We needed another kids’ horse for our growing family, and we didn’t have another suitable one coming up through the home-trained pipeline. My husband Jim and I browsed for-sale websites and asked around, but nearly a year of searching yielded no results. We were willing to shell out some cash, but finding a horse that […]


Good Horse Gone Gray

April 16, 2019
Savanna Simmons

There comes a time when your good horse goes gray, his walk begins to slow and his back shows a sway. His wise old eyes grow cloudy yet they still have that shine, just as yours do when you think back on his long life with pride. The years in which you gave to me, […]


Featured Photographer: Allison Williams

April 12, 2019
Savanna Simmons

Allison Williams is my neighbor and one heck of a young photographer. She is the middle child of JD and Lisa Williams, younger sister to Clayton, older sister to Larkin, and she just recently picked up the camera and started shooting the daily happenings at Four Three Land and Cattle, which her dad (pictured below) […]


Ranching Roots: Meet Danyelle Draper

April 10, 2019
Jolyn Young

Danyelle Draper left Nevada after graduating high school, but the 19-year-old college freshman values her deep roots in the Silver State. She grew up in a cowboy family on area ranches, learning to ride and rope as a kid. In her teen years, her skills earned her a rodeo scholarship to Colorado Northwestern Community College […]


VIDEO: Horsemanship Clinic with Tristen Baroni

April 6, 2019
Cavvy Savvy

  Topics covered: The groundwork for horses 3:36 Q&A: How do I help my horse if he’s herd bound or barn sour? 13:36 Learning flexions 20:49 Transitioning a horse from a walk, trot, lope 24:36 Teach your horse to turn 29:42 Q&A: How can I start teaching my horse to drag the weight of a calf? 31:57 Soft Feel: […]


Get To Know Tristen Baroni

April 5, 2019
Tristen Polensky

Self-driven horseman Tristen Baroni will be teaching a horsemanship clinic scheduled to run April 6, on CavvySavvy.com. Tristen’s methods of horse training and horsemanship have proven themselves effective through the start and success of Meyer Company Ranch Horses in Helmville, Montana. His main goal isn’t just useful for horsemen and women, but can be remembered […]


“Dear Cowgirl” by Adrian Brannan and Giveaway

April 4, 2019
Savanna Simmons

This winter has drug on. Is it just me? Or most of us? Or us of all? I grew up in Wisconsin winters; I should be used to this, but this one, it’s wore me down. It’s finally spring, and we still have threats of snow tomorrow. I spent the cold months wandering the house […]