Ranch Life Articles

Cottonwood Creek Chronicles: Tired Horses

October 8, 2018
Jan Swan Wood

Many years ago my grandmother told me that getting old wasn’t for sissies. Also many years ago, my family doctor told me that if I kept abusing my body like I was, doing what I did for a living, that I was going to be old before my time. Of course, at 21, we’re all […]

Native American Buckaroo Artist James Shoshone

October 3, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

The pretty horses and fancy loops sketched in pen and ink by Native American Buckaroo James Shoshone give a cowboy chills! James feels it in his soul. His soul speaks into the paper through his talented hands. The art on the paper speaks to the cowboy in your soul. Truly living the life they portray […]

Weaver Quarter Horses; 23rd Annual Horse Sale

September 8, 2018
Jessie Salter

Weaver Quarter Horses, of Big Sandy, MT has made ranching and raising horses a family tradition.  This year they are celebrating 133 years!  It’s obvious that Weaver Quarter Horses has been at this game for a while. Just take a look at the quality prospects that they are offering on September 15, in Great Falls, […]

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 […]

Help Them Get Comfortable

August 31, 2018
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been getting to ride a few colts this Summer. In my string I have two 3 year olds, and a 4 year old. The four year old, you’ve all seen because she was featured in my Yielding the Hips Series. She has the most rides on her, and this week, as I was astride, […]

Flagging to Kid-Proof Your Horse

August 29, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I bring to you some sub-par photos that will hopefully end up being helpful for a fairly specific situation. My husband and I use the flag for a multitude of situations, and just like anything, too much of a good thing is not a good thing.  A person can really numb up a horse with […]

Horse Sales: A Family Affair

August 27, 2018
Jolyn Young

My husband and I consigned our second bridle horse to a regional sale this fall, and there’s a 75% chance that I will cry when he sells. When the auctioneer yelled “Sold!” on our last horse, I bawled my eyes out until I learned that he went to a super nice ranch family whose kids […]

Circle the Wagons: Kevin Willey

August 25, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I’ve been sharing quite a few of these “Circle the Wagons” posts this summer, and it saddens me to do so, however, I believe the cowboy community is the strongest and finest support that could ever exist. Our long-time friend Kevin Willey, a one-eyed wonder with more talent in his pinky finger than most have […]

Yielding the Hips: Part 3

August 23, 2018
Jenn Zeller

The last video I’m going to share in this series  about yielding the hips is below. Here you can see the mare is pretty hooked on, and is thinking her way through the maneuvers she’s being asked to do. She’s become less reactive and more interested in what is being presented to her. Teach the horse […]

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 […]