Ranch Life Articles

Powder River Days

July 24, 2015
Rachel Larsen

The second weekend in June in Sheridan, Wyoming was packed with cowboy activities to entertain the entire family. The fourth annual Powder River Days kicked off with a day of ranch horse classes, followed on Sunday by loads of roping and ranch bronc riding. Powder River Days organized by  Toby Vineyard, with the help of […]

“You live HOW FAR from town?!”

July 23, 2015
Jolyn Young

When we got married, I think Jim took it as a personal challenge to see how far he could move me from town. Our first home was at the 25 Ranch, twenty miles from the small town of Battle Mountain and 70 miles from the larger town of Winnemucca. I drove an hour and a […]

She’s Gone Country

July 22, 2015
Tayler Teichert

It isn’t the place that makes the place… it’s the people. I met Megan Vosburgh in Nebraska and she made me love the place. She has traveled all over the world following her dreams and getting an education. I am sure everywhere she has been she has made people love where they are, because they […]

Thompson Cavvy Quarter Horses

July 16, 2015
Jayme Thompson

Here at Thompson Cavvy Quarter Horses in Shelley, ID we focus on raising functional ranch horses with some cow sense and ability, size, foot, and good bone. Our colts are born outside in the hills and rocks. Our stud, “Whiskey”, is from the Hairpin Cavvy Program in Montana. He is Paddys Irish Whiskey bred with […]

The Good Country

July 14, 2015
Jolyn Young

My writing assignments took me north to Elko last week, and I was so glad for an excuse to revisit the country where my whole Nevada adventure began five years ago, when I left northern California to work on the Van Norman ranch. I drove 70 miles north of town to the Spanish Ranch to […]

McDermitt Fourth of July Ranch Rodeo

July 9, 2015
Jolyn Young

The loyal locals made their way once again to the Oregon/Nevada border “town” of McDermitt for the annual Fourth of July ranch rodeo this year. The one restaurant and all 35 motel rooms are located in Nevada, and every day all the contestants and spectators made the half-mile trip up Highway 95 to the rodeo […]

The Roping Of A Bull (The Dumb Things Done For Wages)

July 7, 2015
Jan Swan Wood

  Years ago I was working for an outfit that ran lots of cows with very little management. The gathering of the cows was quite a challenge as the country was rough with gumbo breaks, timbered ridges and oak thickets and nowhere on the whole ranch was a pasture with a decent fence on it. […]

Hobble Training

July 6, 2015
Jenn Zeller

Having a horse that will hobble is one of the handiest things a person could need; especially if you’re in the ranching business. But hobbling isn’t only helpful for keeping your horse close when you’re out of places to tie him up. It teaches him countless other things. It teaches him how to yield to […]

Full House Elite Performance Stock Horse Sale Results

July 3, 2015
Jessie Salter

If you find yourself in the market for a great horse I suggest you travel to the beautiful Black Hills of Newcastle, Wyoming.  You’ll find one of the most prestigeous performance horse sales in the Tri-State area. The Full House Elite Performance Stock Horse Sale is a rather new collaboration, but don’t let that fool […]

Wrangling The Cavvy

July 1, 2015
Jolyn Young

If you want to be Cavvy Savvy, you gotta savvy how to wrangle the cavvy. Heh heh heh. Anyway, back to business. Bringing in the saddle horses is a daily chore on a working cattle ranch, as it’s healthier for the horses and more efficient for the management to turn the whole bunch out into […]

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