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The Warm Up

April 2, 2019
Jenn Zeller

I wrote about my warm up process the other day in the post about conditioning my barrel horses. Since some of that might be easier for you to see, as opposed to read, I decided to make a video to show you what the warm up looks like. Enjoy! Be sure to message me with […]


Lead Changes

March 31, 2019
Tristen Baroni

In this video I cover footfall of leads at both the canter and gallop leading to flying lead changes. It is so important that we actually know or are at least cognizant of what our horse’s feet are doing. Especially if we are trying to perform lead changes and other maneuvers along the same lines. […]


Cowboys Documentary Coming Soon

March 29, 2019
Jolyn Young

Watching the snorty wildness of a sagebrush bronc ride. Smelling the caustic aroma of a midday roll-yer-own swirling on the breeze. Pulling a baby calf with your bare hands and praying it draws breath. These sensations are ordinarily the private domain of working cowboys, but country folks and urbanites alike will soon be able to […]


Exclusive Horsemanship Clinic with Meyer Company Ranch Horses Trainer, Tristen Baroni

March 23, 2019
Maria Tibbetts

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 Where: cavvysavvy.com Who: Anyone interested in colt starting and improving their horsemanship skills. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in to watch a clinic with Tristen Baroni, from the comfort of your home. No need to stand around stamping your feet to keep warm for this clinic. Tristen, the […]


South Dakota Boy Calling for Your Help, Tabs

March 22, 2019
Savanna Simmons

We’re going a little off topic today, but this little cowboy-at-heart is worth sharing. I first heard of Grayson’s story three years ago when he fulfilled his Make-A-Wish to be a cowboy for a day. Who doesn’t love that? Grayson has since gone on to do some amazing things that inspires me greatly, and he’s […]


New Must-Watch Movie: Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

March 20, 2019
Jolyn Young

I just sat down on the couch with my kids and watched Netflix’s new original movie Walk. Ride. Rodeo. I have two immediate thoughts to share: 1) Wow, and 2) Forget popcorn – you’re going to need Kleenex for this one. All the Kleenex. The movie portrays the compelling story of rodeo contestant and inspirational speaker, Amberly […]


High Speed Goat Roping

March 18, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

When I was a kid, my Dad thought I ought to add goat tying to my rodeo resume’. I didn’t want to, so I did anyway. My practice goat was brought up from west Texas and was the wildest little Angora wether that ever lived. I tied him quite a bit, but his growing horns […]


Kottwitz’s Calf Canoeing

March 16, 2019
Savanna Simmons

On March 14, National Ag Day, our friends and neighbors Boe and Jennifer Kottwitz, as well as their daughter Abby and my husband Boe, canoed their calves to dry ground. They were previously between where the rising Cheyenne River and Mule Creek converge, and while a few of the calves crossed Mule Creek of their […]


Conditioning the Barrel Horse

March 14, 2019
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been absent for a while, from writing here, and I apologize. Winter here has been horrific, and since I haven’t gotten to ride as much this winter as the last few, I’ve lacked fodder to share with you. Which led me to this — I’m going to share a series about training/conditioning barrel horses; […]


Neck Reining; How to Start

March 11, 2019
Tristen Baroni

I’d like to talk about neck reining and how to start. Here we work on some functional application of pressure and release. This is a wonderful way to work on your timing and feel while you are slowly building some power steering with your horse. Start by taking note of your horse. Is he relaxed […]