Horse Care Articles

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 […]


Housing Horses on the Rodeo Road

November 26, 2018
Jenn Zeller

I have spent plenty of time taking down, and setting up, small, electric (hot-wire), enclosures for my horses while on the rodeo road. They’re not entirely unhandy. My fencer is battery powered, lightweight, and small which makes it pretty easy to travel with. BUT… When I was at the WPRA World Finals in Texas last […]


Deworming The Difficult Horse

November 19, 2018
Tristen Baroni

Today we are covering deworming your horse and some methods you can use to handle the horse that can be difficult to deworm. The number one key for this to be a successful endeavor for both you and your horse is preparation. If you have a horse that you know is difficult (or you think […]


WYO Quarter Horse Sale – Bill & Carole Smith

September 3, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

  WYO Quarter Horse Sale has built a solid reputation as a sale where you can find quality horses being offered by quality people. Bill and Carole Smith started the WYO Quarter Horse Sale in 1983. Over the years, it has developed into the nation’s elite arena, ranch-broke gelding, and Quarter Horse production sale. There […]


PEMF Therapy Q&A with Stevie Brown

August 21, 2018
Savanna Simmons

My name is Stevie Brown, I grew up in Idaho, but currently go back and forth between ID, MT, CO, and AZ. Growing up, I was involved with Jr Rodeo, HS Rodeo, a few local barrel racing associations, and now pro rodeo and train futurity horses. I also enjoy breakaway roping and team roping. I […]


Treating Scratches

August 10, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Our pony Sparky has a case of minor scratches on his hind feet, a fairly odd occurrence in Wyoming in July. We’ve had enough rain, coupled with hosing a wound on his hock, that now we have another small problem to doctor on him. Scratches, also known as mud fever, pastern dermatitis, dew poisoning, or greasy […]


Kinesiology Taping Horses with Laurel Statz

July 22, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I have been intrigued with Kinesiology taping for some time, so I reached out to my friend from Wisconsin, Laurel Statz, CVT, CEMT, CEKTP, with Spot On Ranch and Equine Bodywork. Here’s what she had to say about the history of kinesiology taping and using it to improve and heal our horses. In Laurel’s words: Kinesiology […]


PSA: Don’t feed the Horses

May 1, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Clippings, that is. Don’t feed the horses lawn clippings. In all seriousness, I stumbled across this post by Red Rock Equine Veterinary Inc. PS and Dr. Rothschild, and, with her permission, I am sharing the information with you. It may be redundant or you may have heard this and forgotten it, but it’s so tempting […]