A Close Call – Donald, Dunny, and The Elk

December 2, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

My husband, Mark, is the cow boss at the Boot Ranch located southwest of Douglas, WY. The Boot Ranch has acquired different ranches over the years, so it isn’t all connected. It is spread out, with areas over 60 miles apart from each other. One being what they call the Burnett Place that is over […]

Art of the Cowgirl Horsemanship Fellowship’s Journey: Part 2

November 30, 2019
Savanna Simmons

If you haven’t yet, read part 1 of Alicia Adamson’s recap of her experience as Art of the Cowgirl’s first horsemanship fellowship recipient. After the Art of the Cowgirl Event, Jaimie Stoltzfus was in touch with me regarding timing and travel plans. We lined up dates and she took care of most of the arrangements. […]

A Horse Person’s Thankful Season

November 28, 2019
Jolyn Young

Happy Thanksgiving week! This is our first year as homeowners and horse owners. My husband day works and gathers feral livestock for a living, and I hold down the 5-acre home fort with our three kids. As we wrap up this thankful month, I feel so blessed to have a lot that I’m thankful for. […]

Western Wednesday

November 27, 2019
Jenn Zeller

“Ain’t nuthin’ like ridin’ a fine horse in new country.” Agustus MacCrae Jason Perry of Perry Quarter Horses rides Pistol Cat Boone, a 2015 Black gelding.

Meet The Horsewoman and Artist, Olivia Constance Hunsperger

November 25, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

Olivia Constance Hunsperger is a horsewomen and artist whom I’ve kept my eye on for awhile now. Her horses are fancy and she creates unique artistic visuals that I think are awesome! I recently asked Olivia to tell us more about herself and her journey as a horsewoman and artist. OCH: They say, I came […]

Winter Roping Camp

November 23, 2019
Jolyn Young

Warm weather, daily roping practice, a lively night life, and all the jackpots a team roper can enter. Sounds like a roper’s dream, right? Well, every winter that dream comes true in Wickenburg, Arizona and the surrounding area when the local arenas fill up with fresh cattle and team ropers by the truckload. Many visitors […]


November 21, 2019
Tristen Baroni

I spend a lot of time pondering how to trick other people into relaxing and living in the moment if only for a moment. While this may seem far fetched, it is balance. Balancing the thoughts and intentions in the mind to be present and in the moment, is the first step towards balance with […]

Stomach Ulcers in Horses

November 19, 2019
Dr. Matt Witzel, DVM

Does your horse have an attitude problem? Maybe you’ve seen a decrease in its athletic abilities? Have you seen multiple colic episodes in the past few years? Does your horse seem to get nervous or worked up easily? These are some questions I often ask that may lead us to investigate the likelihood of stomach […]

Art of the Cowgirl Horsemanship Fellowship’s Journey: Part 1

November 17, 2019
Savanna Simmons

I (Savanna) have been excited about the mission of Tammy Pate’s Art of the Cowgirl event since I first heard about it more than a year ago. I attended the first event as a gift from my family and was immediately in awe of the caliber of talent and artistry. I first rode with Lee Smith […]

A Buck-Off Saga

November 15, 2019
Jolyn Young

I was playing outside with my kids the other day when I observed a little buck-off saga featuring my down-the-road neighbors. It was a warm, sunny fall day, perfect for late-season gardening, bike riding, or trail riding. I was busy adding assorted organic matter to my garden beds. My two older kids jumped on the […]