Rodeo Articles

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 […]


Winter Roping Camp

November 23, 2019
Jolyn Young

Warm weather, daily roping practice, a lively night life, and all the jackpots a team roper can enter. Sounds like a roper’s dream, right? Well, every winter that dream comes true in Wickenburg, Arizona and the surrounding area when the local arenas fill up with fresh cattle and team ropers by the truckload. Many visitors […]


A Well Trained Mind Directs Circumstance. Ground Work for Weanlings

October 30, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

Fall is here. For many that means pumpkin spice and sweaters, but for us at North Four Mile Creek it means it is time to wean the foals. Days to come will be filled with working and playing with them. The foals all have their own personalities and they all have to have some basic […]


Latigo Preservation

October 23, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

Latigos. One uses them every time they saddle a horse, yet they are nearly forgotten until there is a major system failure. Latigos wear out, as do offside billets. The rigging on the saddle rubs on the leather or nylon, depending on what kind you use, until is starts wearing through on the edges. It […]


Q&A with producer of Cowboys, the film

October 14, 2019
Savanna Simmons

I visited with Bud Force, co-director, cinematographer, and producer of documentary portrait film “Cowboys” set to premiere Oct. 25 at the Austin Film Festival. I will be attending the film’s premiere at the Working Ranch Cowboys Association World Championship Ranch Rodeo, and based on just the stills and clips shared on “Cowboys” website and Facebook […]


World’s Greatest Horsewoman Competition Debut

September 30, 2019
By Art Of The Cowgirl

  World’s Greatest Horsewoman Competition Debuts at Art of the Cowgirl By Art of the Cowgirl | September 30, 2019 Art of the Cowgirl, taking place January 24-26, 2020, at Corona Ranch & Rodeo Grounds in Phoenix, Arizona, provides a venue for western female artists and makers in a variety of mediums to showcase their […]


Casper Ranch Rodeo Sept. 28 Helps Pedro Mtn. Fire Victims

September 23, 2019
Savanna Simmons

As the summer ranch rodeo schedule wraps up in Wyoming, Matt Johnson and Dominick Mongillo are putting on one last ranch rodeo to benefit families that have been impacted by the Pedro Mountain Fire, which is no longer burning, through the Alcova Community Foundation. The idea came from Cork Meyer, of Slip Knot Livestock, and he enlisted […]


Amazon Smile for Charity

September 10, 2019
Savanna Simmons

If you use Amazon as I do, for basic staples, necessities, gifts, and everything in between, you may be leaving a lot of money on the table that could be doing some good. Now, I try to shop local as much as I can, but living 40 miles from town and 120 miles from the […]


Lessons Learned At The Rodeo

July 15, 2019
Jolyn Young

While driving into town a couple weeks ago, I saw a flyer advertising a rodeo at the local fairgrounds. I decided to sign up my two big kids for mutton busting and take all 3 of my offspring to the rodeo by myself, because I am insane. My husband would have helped wrangle our crew, […]


Back Cinch Blunders

July 13, 2019
Savanna Simmons

Plenty of reasons exist for the use of a back cinch, roping being the most prominent of reasons, to my mind, as well as starting a colt, to keep the saddle closer to the colt should he buck, and get him used to and comfortable with the feel as early as possible. An equal amount […]