Articles

WINDY RIDGE CHRONICLES: A Return on Investment

December 26, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

It’s been a while since I reported life from this windy ridge. The cold December wind is whistling around the house and making the eaves rattle. It makes me glad to have a job indoors to do today. Fall works are done on the ranch where my cows run on shares. When those cows were […]


Merry Christmas From the Cavvy Savvy Team

December 25, 2020
Jenn Zeller

Merry Christmas, one and all! We thank you for your continued support, comments, private messages and love. We pray your Holiday Season is blessed, your beef is tender, and your family is healthy.  


Christmas, Cowboy Style, with Chris Petersen

December 22, 2020
Jenn Zeller

Chris Peterson, spread some Christmas Cheer this week, Cowboy Style! Chris is Utah native, a cowboy, a talented singer-songwriter that I’m fortunate enough to call “friend”. This video below will make you laugh, and may bring a tear to your eye! They spread some Christmas cheer in the snow, Cowboy style!


Meet The Horsewoman Carly Richardson

December 20, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

Meet The Horsewoman Carly Richardson Carly Richardson is one to catch your attention with her diversified equine events of prestigious show jumping and ranch broncs! Talk about two totally different worlds, but Carly makes the most of both and always has a big smile on her face… even when she’s about to hit the ground! […]


Santa and the Sorrel

December 17, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

Some years ago on Christmas Eve, while we were snug in bed, I thought I heard a noise outside, so strange, sleep quickly fled.   I nudged Hubby and he said, “Yes I heard it too my dear. It must surely be the horses, t’would be no one else out here.”   For we were […]


Cowboyin’ With Cody and Kody

December 15, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

I recently asked Kody Walter to tell us about her and her fiancé Cody Wheeler’s backstory and how they came to be cowboyin’ together all across the west. Cody Wheeler grew up in a sale barn that his grandpa had started in Osceola, MO. I, Kody Walter, grew up helping my dad, Pinky Walter, on […]


National Day of the Horse

December 13, 2020
Jenn Zeller

Today, as always on December 13th, we celebrate National Day of the Horse. Horses built our world. They carried us through wars, through the West and today, they carry us, simply for the joy of owning a horse. Or for practical matters, such as moving cows, or roping cows. Let’s take a moment to honor […]


Collection From the Ground, Part 1

December 11, 2020
Jenn Zeller

Collection seems to be a commonly misunderstood yet important part of horsemanship. It starts on the ground. When making a saddle horse, I cannot stress enough how important it is to have your ground work working well! In this series we’ll go through the process of how we free up the feet to build a […]


Top Flight, a Top Bareback Horse

December 9, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

If you were watching the Wrangler NFR during round five, on Dec. 7, you saw the 2020 Pendleton Whisky “Let ‘er Buck” Bareback Horse of the Year and the round winner, Clayton Biglow with a winning ride. Top Flight, a sixteen-year-old bay mare with four white socks and a white spot on her head, carried […]


Cowboy Artist Will Berg

December 7, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

  Will Berg is a man of many talents and enjoys creating different types of art from painting with oil or watercolor, to music with his guitar, to leather work, and even to the horses he rides. I recently asked Will to tell us a little of his backstory… WB: I grew up with a […]