Ranch Life Articles

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, […]


Featured Photographer: Allison Williams

April 12, 2019
Savanna Simmons

Allison Williams is my neighbor and one heck of a young photographer. She is the middle child of JD and Lisa Williams, younger sister to Clayton, older sister to Larkin, and she just recently picked up the camera and started shooting the daily happenings at Four Three Land and Cattle, which her dad (pictured below) […]


Ranching Roots: Meet Danyelle Draper

April 10, 2019
Jolyn Young

Danyelle Draper left Nevada after graduating high school, but the 19-year-old college freshman values her deep roots in the Silver State. She grew up in a cowboy family on area ranches, learning to ride and rope as a kid. In her teen years, her skills earned her a rodeo scholarship to Colorado Northwestern Community College […]


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 […]


“Dear Cowgirl” by Adrian Brannan and Giveaway

April 4, 2019
Savanna Simmons

This winter has drug on. Is it just me? Or most of us? Or us of all? I grew up in Wisconsin winters; I should be used to this, but this one, it’s wore me down. It’s finally spring, and we still have threats of snow tomorrow. I spent the cold months wandering the house […]


Cowboys Documentary Coming Soon

March 29, 2019
Jolyn Young

Watching the snorty wildness of a sagebrush bronc ride. Smelling the caustic aroma of a midday roll-yer-own swirling on the breeze. Pulling a baby calf with your bare hands and praying it draws breath. These sensations are ordinarily the private domain of working cowboys, but country folks and urbanites alike will soon be able to […]


High Speed Goat Roping

March 18, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

When I was a kid, my Dad thought I ought to add goat tying to my rodeo resume’. I didn’t want to, so I did anyway. My practice goat was brought up from west Texas and was the wildest little Angora wether that ever lived. I tied him quite a bit, but his growing horns […]


Kottwitz’s Calf Canoeing

March 16, 2019
Savanna Simmons

On March 14, National Ag Day, our friends and neighbors Boe and Jennifer Kottwitz, as well as their daughter Abby and my husband Boe, canoed their calves to dry ground. They were previously between where the rising Cheyenne River and Mule Creek converge, and while a few of the calves crossed Mule Creek of their […]


Cottonwood Creek Chronicles; If It Can Go Wrong It Will

March 6, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

It’s been quite a while since I checked in with everyone from my outpost on Cottonwood Creek. I’m still alive. It’s been quite a winter. It felt like it started in September, took a short break in January, and then resumed with a vengeance. It also seems like lately, if it can go wrong it […]


Kill Pen Rescues

March 3, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

Most of us have spent some time scrolling through Facebook horse pages. On it are events that are of interest, trailers, tack, equipment, hay, and horses for sale. Most of the horse sale ads are pretty standard. People have a horse they need to sell, so they put some pictures or a video up, add […]