Rodeo Articles

University of Montana Western Colt Challenge and Sale: Part 2

April 3, 2018
Mykal Kirkpatrick

The draw to the University of Montana Western is undeniable.  Beyond its hometown of Dillon’s cozy western charm, the university is the only one in the nation to offer Experience One, known as the block system, which enables students to take one class at a time.  Class sizes are small, which means more one on […]

Meet The Horsewoman – Brittani Johnson

March 27, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

I have had the pleasure of meeting Brittani Johnson at a couple ranch rodeos. Brittani along with her team of lady ropers were all very sincere and super handy. I watched them work as a team in the arena and I watched them cheer on other teams with great enthusiasm. Brittani Johnson especially caught my […]

Women Of The WSRRA – Monel Shelley

March 25, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Chances are if you have been to WSRRA Finals you have heard the name Monel Shelley. Monel was on the winning women’s team in 2015 at WSRRA Finals. Flying M Ranch team is filled with handy ladies with Timmy Lynn Delong, Desi Dotson, Lacey Thompson, and Monel Shelley. Monel was selected as the 2015 WSRRA […]

Must-Read: Loving Larry

March 23, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Every so often a video circulates Facebook of Royal Blue Boon ridden by Larry Reeder in the 1995 Masters with a score of 225. Every time it comes around, I watch it and think of all the good that mare, bred to Peppy San Badger, did for the cutting industry with their colt, Peptoboonsmal. I […]

University of Montana Western Colt Challenge and Sale: Part 1 of 3

March 15, 2018
Mykal Kirkpatrick

“It all comes down to sale day,”  says Eric Hoffmann, professor of Natural Horsemanship at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana.  As winter winds down, students enrolled in the Colt Prep and Sales class are spending the next month putting the finishing touches on their colts in preparation for the 2nd annual Colt […]

The Best Horses in Heaven, They Have No Tail

March 1, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I’d like to share a poem with you by Miska Carlberg-Paget, who is working on a book of poems similar and some even more special than this poem, she said. They have a cowgirl and vet theme, and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with soon. The poem I’m sharing today resonates […]

Women Of The WSRRA – Naomi Loomis

February 25, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

It is safe to say that almost everyone who has attended WSRRA Finals has heard of or knows Naomi Loomis as she is a WSRRA rep who works her tail off to help the association. Naomi wears many different hats for WSRRA as a producer herself, a traveling rep to other WSRRA events, a writer […]

Women Of The WSRRA – Sarah Urbick

February 21, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

The Western States Ranch Rodeo Association (WSRRA) has been escalating in popularity each year with cowboys and cowgirls alike. The founder of this ranch rodeo association is Marc Page. His lovely girlfriend Sarah Urbick is always working behind the scenes helping the association develop and grow. Sarah does the paperwork that no one else wants […]

Wyoming Cowgirls Part 4

February 16, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

As explained in the beginning of this Wyoming Cowgirls series, Wyoming is known own both as the Equality State and the Cowboy State, so it stands to reason that there are some amazing Wyoming Cowgirls out working with the men and taking care of their family and business like a lady boss. The Wyoming Cowgirl series […]

EHV-1 Confirmed In WY

February 12, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Unfortunately, last week there were reports coming from Campbell County in Wyoming that there was a confirmed case of EHV-1. So what is EHV-1? Accordng to Wikipedia-Equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) is a virus of the family Herpesviridae that causes abortion, respiratory disease and occasionally neonatal mortality in horses. Initial spread of EHV-1 by a newly introduced horse through direct and indirect […]