Horse Care Articles

AQHA Stallion JD Look

April 15, 2015
Lynn Kohr

In my travels around the western USA, I am always on the lookout for a standout combination when seeking a stallion. One that has the speed and the mind.  I want to have extra speed and quiet speed, yet with thoughtfulness and forwardness…low to the ground slipping along. Touchet, WA is the home of Brad […]

Girls Can Shoe, Too

April 10, 2015
Jolyn Young

When I left my California home to cowboy in Nevada in my early twenties, I took my dad’s old horseshoeing tools and a basic knowledge of how to use them. My dad showed me how to trim, rasp and level a foot, but we got cut short on time when it came to the lesson […]

Quick, Easy Wrap to Tie Horses

March 27, 2015
Lynn Kohr

I use this quick, easy wrap to tie horses often in a day for safe, and fast tie ups. I probably have all three of these situations at least once in a day that I use this simple tie up knot for:   1. Pull back horses 2. On the run gotta grab something tie-ups […]

Curb Strap Adjustments

March 20, 2015
Lynn Kohr

Curb straps, chin straps… What is their purpose and how in the world should they be adjusted? Previously on Cavvy Savvy there was a blog post on how to properly attach a curb strap. Today, I’ll quickly explain how I like them to be adjusted once they are on properly. Honestly mine are loose, probably […]

Introducing a New Horse to the Herd

March 18, 2015
Jessie Salter

How do you go about introducing a new horse to the herd? I spend a lot of time watching how my horses interact with each other. Often I have a horse in the group that I know is assertive, but not mean.  Or one that is great about protecting the youngsters.  I also have ones […]

The Organized Barn

March 9, 2015
Jenn Zeller

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love to be organized. I’m sure if my other half is reading this right now, he’s laughing, a great, big, deep, belly laugh because I’m sure to him I seem scattered. And I am — because I don’t have enough storage places to put things […]

Tips for First-Time Horse Owners

February 24, 2015
Jenn Zeller

I was a HORSE crazy kid. Just ask my parents. At age 4 I started begging for a horse. I got a riding lesson here or there, and a week or two at summer camp with my aunt, who grew up on a ranch and took us riding the “dude string” horses, but that was […]

Who is Your Favorite Valentine? Yes, we are talking horses!

February 3, 2015
Jessie Salter

Well, it’s that time of year.  Love is in the air, couples are planning (or stressing) what do to for their loved one on this very important VALENTINES DAY!  *que the music… Dun dun dunnnn!!!! Come on, let’s be honest! It’s all so simple. Wouldn’t the greatest Valentines gift be a day with your beautiful horse? […]

Hope In Rain

January 21, 2015
Wendel Elliott

As a rancher there are fewer times of high hopes, than that hope in a rain. It’s something that is vital to the ranching way of life. A good rain is always a welcome sight. Where you live it could be a rancher’s life line. You have to adjust your grazing patterns in you pastures […]

Finished Barrel Horse For Sale

January 13, 2015
Jessie Salter

We’ve heard this several ways; Finished barrel horse for sale, finished bridle horse for sale, finished rope horse for sale…You get the picture.  What exactly does “finished” mean? To me “finished” in the performance horse world helps define where a horse is in it’s training. In my opinion this DOES NOT mean that the horse […]

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