Rodeo Articles

The Warm Up

April 2, 2019
Jenn Zeller

I wrote about my warm up process the other day in the post about conditioning my barrel horses. Since some of that might be easier for you to see, as opposed to read, I decided to make a video to show you what the warm up looks like. Enjoy! Be sure to message me with […]


New Must-Watch Movie: Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

March 20, 2019
Jolyn Young

I just sat down on the couch with my kids and watched Netflix’s new original movie Walk. Ride. Rodeo. I have two immediate thoughts to share: 1) Wow, and 2) Forget popcorn – you’re going to need Kleenex for this one. All the Kleenex. The movie portrays the compelling story of rodeo contestant and inspirational speaker, Amberly […]


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 […]


Conditioning the Barrel Horse

March 14, 2019
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been absent for a while, from writing here, and I apologize. Winter here has been horrific, and since I haven’t gotten to ride as much this winter as the last few, I’ve lacked fodder to share with you. Which led me to this — I’m going to share a series about training/conditioning barrel horses; […]


WRCA Adds to the Purse

February 27, 2019
Savanna Simmons

The Working Ranch Cowboy’s Association will host its 24th Annual WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo November 7-10, 2019 in Amarillo, Texas.  The WRCA Board of Directors recently approved three enhancements in support of producing the greatest ranch rodeo event in the world. The following will be in effect for the 2019 World Championship Ranch Rodeo (WCRR): […]


Buckaroo Buys: Pistols & Petticoats Millinery

February 16, 2019
Savanna Simmons

I crossed paths with Melanie Anseth a few years ago when we acquired one of her and her husband’s horses. She has been on my radar ever since as the enigmatic, bright woman she is, and I’ve been even more intrigued to see what she can get done with hats. If you’re in need of […]


Winter Equine Trip To Arizona: What’s It Really Like?

February 11, 2019
Jolyn Young

The lure of warm weather, frost-free mornings and dozens of arenas within easy driving distance draws many northern-dwelling horsemen and -women to southern Arizona each winter. Lifelong barrel racer and icy Klamath Falls, Oregon resident Lyndsey Pearce and her fiancé, Lee Felder, recently loaded up four horses and headed south to partake in some of […]


Big Sky Ranch Rodeo Benefit and Scholarship Fund Roping

February 8, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

When someone is in need, you can count on the cowboy community to show up in support. Such is the case at the Big Sky Ranch Rodeo Benefit and Scholarship Fund Roping that was held in Miles City, Montana on January 19th! The roping was already full with pre-entries weeks in advance. Spectators joined the fun […]


Art of the Cowgirl Presenter: Kelli Neubert

February 6, 2019
Jolyn Young

Accomplished professional horsewoman Kelli Neubert will travel to Phoenix, Arizona this week to participate in the Art of the Cowgirl on February 8-10. This unique event features talented Western women in a trade show, ranch rodeo, concert, and horse sale. Kelli will consign a horse in the sale, compete in the ranch rodeo, and start […]


Buckaroo Buys: Wild Lace Beadwork and Leatherwork

January 31, 2019
Savanna Simmons

Handbags have always been an object of affection within fashion, and Lacey Swayne’s handmade handbags have become sought after in the western fashion world. She grew up in small town Gordon, Nebraska, where she still lives and works as an Ag Loan Officer at First National Bank. After graduating from Chadron State College, she purchased […]