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How To Handle Rainy Weather

June 4, 2019
Jolyn Young

It hasn’t rained this much since…well, since the last time it rained this much. Climate change believers blame automobile emissions and factory farming (whatever that is) for the unusual weather patterns, but we who make a living outdoors know the truth: It’s just springtime. This extended cold/wet weather pattern last occurred in northern Nevada in […]


5 Things I Miss About Cow Camp

May 30, 2019
Jolyn Young

We live 8 miles from the small agricultural town of Fallon, Nevada. It’s a big change from our standard living arrangement, which had been roughly 2 hours from town for the past 7 years. My most favorite place we lived was the Triangle N camp of the O RO Ranch in northern Arizona. Here are […]


Photographing a Profile: Positioning the Horse

May 23, 2019
Savanna Simmons

When posing a horse’s profile to shoot for a horse sale, sale ad, stud flyer, or other reason, I find that positioning a horse with the front foot nearest forward, and the hind leg nearest back, and the two off-side legs in closer. This flatters the horse and doesn’t create anything that doesn’t exist, conformation-wise. […]


Cow Camp Weekend

May 20, 2019
Jolyn Young

Earlier this year, our family relocated from the wilds of America (aka “various cattle ranches far from town”) to a small place a few miles from town. Still working as a cowboy, my husband, Jim, hired on with a semi-nearby ranch to help with the spring works. After missing him for two weeks, the kids […]


Photographing a Horse Profile: Positioning Yourself

May 15, 2019
Savanna Simmons

Photographing a horse for sale or standing at stud, that sort of thing, can be a little mystifying, but when you break it down a little, it can be pretty easy to show a horse’s best attributes. I try to represent the horse as best I can with what he really is. I think it’s […]


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, […]