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National Day of the Cowboy

July 26, 2014
Jessie Salter

As some of you may know, today is the 10th Annual National Day of the Cowboy.  It’s recognized by the United States Congress,  to encourage people to observe the day with appropriate activities and ceremonies.  Well, it is July after all, and I’d be willing to bet that most cowboys are cutting hay, fixing fence, […]


Stuff My Horse Has Taught Me

July 25, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Those of you that know me, know I follow the teachings of Buck Brannaman. One of his famous quotes is: “Horses and life, it’s all the same to me.” I’ve known that quote. And in theory I’ve known what it means. But there’s a difference between what you think you know, and actually putting that […]


Weakness

July 24, 2014
Tayler Teichert

A few years ago I was hanging out with the CSI (College of Southern Idaho) rodeo team and there were a handful of Canadian bull riders there.  As the crisp fall evening was approaching a song came over the speakers of their Chrysler Mini Van. This was no chart topping song that makes you want […]


Welcome to Cavvy Savvy, Where We Know Working Horses!

July 23, 2014
Jessie Salter

Let me be  the fist to welcome you to Cavvy Savvy!! We have a great line up of bloggers who are not only entertaining, but most importantly, they are very experienced horsemen and women.   Each post is one you’ll want to take in and share.  We are very excited to be the first to […]


A Memorable 4th of July

July 22, 2014
Maria Tibbetts

Growing up, we didn’t have fancy horses. We had “affordable” horses. As the youngest of the WHOLE family (cousins included), I got the old horses, the plodders, the herd-bound, barn sour ones, the ones that had three speeds–walk, trot and faster trot. Don’t get me wrong, they were steady, good-‘nuf kids’ horses. They had just […]


Ride Aware of Your Horse’s Feet. Tips from Lynn Kohr

July 21, 2014
Jessie Salter

I want to take this opportunity to share some quick tips from my dear friend and proven trainer and competitor,  Lynn Kohr.    I’ve ridden with Lynn since I was little, and she never ceases to amaze me with her talented horsemanship and hunger for learning and improving. This particular tip is one that hits […]


Calgary Barrel Racing Top Money Winners

July 20, 2014
Jessie Salter

Courtesy of www.wpra.com 1 Wonders Cowboy Dan, Kaley Bass $115,500  -00 gr. g.Wonders Pal-Jackie Cowgirl Bar, Cowboy Dans Bar 2 Crickets Peppy Zan, Jean Winters $32,000  -02 sor. g. Zan Parr Cricket-Georges Bay Miss, Ceaser Reed 3 Flos Heiress, Fallon Taylor $28,000  -06 sor. m. Dr Nick Bar-Flowers And Money, On TheMoney Red 4 Kisskiss Bangbang, […]


Speed Control Through Your Seat

July 17, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I was reading through some blogs recently, and it occurred to me, that some common trouble a lot of riders and their horses find themselves in, is that their horse has too much go, and not enough whoa.  While, “whoa” or “ho” is a good command, around here we don’t use verbal commands. We like […]


Seasoning Your Performance Horse Prospect

July 16, 2014
Jessie Salter

One thing is for sure, seasoning a young performance horse prospect can be a very humbling experience.  It has to be done. It’s part of the training process. Horses can feel like champions at home, but they can’t be proven until they’ve gone somewhere. I’m very fortunate that I have an indoor and outdoor arena […]


Dexterity in Horsemanship

July 14, 2014
Jenn Zeller

Some of you read the title to this post and thought, “what the!?” Honestly, becoming dexterous is one of the best things we can do to improve our horses and our horsemanship. I’m sure that any of you reading this have been on a horse that turns, or rides better to one side than the […]