Horse Care Articles

Back Cinch Blunders

July 13, 2019
Savanna Simmons

Plenty of reasons exist for the use of a back cinch, roping being the most prominent of reasons, to my mind, as well as starting a colt, to keep the saddle closer to the colt should he buck, and get him used to and comfortable with the feel as early as possible. An equal amount […]


KrossCheck Leverage Device For Equine Soundness

July 4, 2019
Jenn Zeller

This Spring, I learned about a new hoof testing device called the KrossCheck Leverage System. My good barrel horse came up crippled after our first run of the year. I was devastated. Radiographs taken in Texas, where I was at, showed fractured side bones, and low ringbone. That vet wanted to inject the coffin joint, […]


Fun With Horses

June 19, 2019
Jolyn Young

I was bumming out the other day, because the extent of my horse activities these days is pitching hay and filling the water trough. My husband took 6 of our horses with him to day work at a ranch 400 miles away, and I’m taking care of the 2 kids’ horses in his absence. I […]


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, […]


Get To Know Tristen Baroni

April 5, 2019
Tristen Polensky

Self-driven horseman Tristen Baroni will be teaching a horsemanship clinic scheduled to run April 6, on CavvySavvy.com. Tristen’s methods of horse training and horsemanship have proven themselves effective through the start and success of Meyer Company Ranch Horses in Helmville, Montana. His main goal isn’t just useful for horsemen and women, but can be remembered […]


Snaffle Bit Placement

February 21, 2019
Tristen Baroni

Today we are covering the placement of the snaffle bit. In this video I go over objective information covering proper placement and the reasons why we hang a bit in the horses mouth the way we do. I also cover some basic anatomy of the horses mouth, which will help you identify potential problems if […]


Hollywoods Bandit’s Time in Idaho

February 4, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

Last year I wrote a couple articles about my young stud horse named Hollywoods Bandit and the events that had taken place in his early years. The first article being https://cavvysavvy.tsln.com/blog/hollywoods-bandit/ And the second article being https://cavvysavvy.tsln.com/blog/hollywoods-bandit-continued/ A lot has happened since the last article about Bandit. So I figured I could fill you in on his […]


Art Of The Cowgirl

January 18, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

ART OF THE COWGIRL 2019 encompasses the art, heart and soul of cowgirls in ways artists are drawn to emulate.  Then — in miraculously wonderful ways, because of funds generated through ART OF THE COWGIRL —  doors open for them to fulfill those longings! Their inspiration can be rewarded and enabled through Fellowship Programs those funds […]


Cottonwood Creek Chronicles; Old Enough To Know Better

January 7, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

I saw a post on Facebook the other day that said “When is this old enough to know better supposed to kick in?”. That was so profound for me. I wonder that most of the time. Truly, I don’t make big decisions quickly. I ponder and belabor them until I’ve worn out every “what if” […]


THREE POINTS OF CONTENTION

January 4, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

I was having a chat with a horseman friend a while back. He’s been at the cowboy and horseman game for many decades, as have I, and we always have lots to visit about. He brought up several points of contention for both of us and suggested I address the points in a column for […]


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