Ranch Life Articles

Art of the Cowgirl Horsemanship Fellowship’s Journey: Part 3

December 10, 2019
Savanna Simmons

If you haven’t yet, read parts 1 and 2 of Alicia Adamson’s recap of her experience as Art of the Cowgirl’s first horsemanship fellowship recipient. Partway through the week, Sheryl Morton came from Idaho to spend a few days with us. Lee invited her to come and take some pictures of us during the fellowship […]


DIY Calf/Goat Roping Dummy

December 8, 2019
Jolyn Young

My four-year-old, Milo, is crazy about all things roping. He loves roping both the dummies we have set up behind the house, but I am not so crazy about him knocking them over to practice his calf tying. The rest of the family likes to rope the dummy, too, and their wooden legs can only […]


McFarland Productions, Marketing the Western Way of Life

December 6, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

Natalie McFarland has taken marketing and supporting of our western way of life and presented it in beautiful ways time and time again. I never tire of watch videos and marketing portfolios that Natalie has created. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I’d say Natalie’s videos are worth more than a […]


SLAP CHAIN MANNERS

December 4, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

It’s not always possible to separate horses just the way you need to. Lack of space and facilities plus horse personalities can make running certain horses together a challenge. It could be a stud, a nasty mare or even a bossy gelding that is the trouble maker in a bunch. A simple and old fashioned […]


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 […]


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 […]


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