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Two Types of People

April 13, 2015
Rachel Larsen

It has been my experience, there are two types of horse owners in the world. Those who invest time and energy into naming their equine companions creatively and those who don’t. Folks who underestimate the seriousness of the naming process are easy to identify. They’re riding palominos named Yeller and toting dogs named Rex. I […]

Horse Pasture Management

April 7, 2015
Leigh Kelley

Join me in a three part series on small acreage grazing. In the coming blogs we will look at a non-perennial stream and how horse pasture management effects the stream stability and viability as well as the surrounding grasslands. We will close the series with ways that you can easily enhance your own pastures for […]

Achieving Collection: A Series

April 3, 2015
Jenn Zeller

Once you’ve ridden a truly collected horse, you don’t want to ride anything but that. The first thing you need to know to achieve proper collection is how a horse physiologically gets collected, soft, and elevated, and how what happens physiologically, when it’s done correctly v. done incorrectly.  As I have mentioned before- softness in […]

And Our Cavvy Savvy Survey Winner Is…

April 2, 2015
Jessie Salter

Thank you, everyone, for filling out our Cavvy Savvy Survey! We received some great feed back, and it was wonderful to learn who you are and what you are interested in! We plan to use this information to build a better blog for you to enjoy! So without further ado…Our Stetson Apparel and Footwear package […]

Riding The Neighbors’ Horse.

March 24, 2015
Kay Schrock

When I was a kid, I was your typical horse-crazy little girl. My dad was a logger, and we didn’t have horses, so I would ride any horse I had the chance to ride. Now, I had very little practical knowledge of horses, but I’d read plenty of horsey books and felt quite able to take […]

Curb Strap Adjustments

March 20, 2015
Lynn Kohr

Curb straps, chin straps… What is their purpose and how in the world should they be adjusted? Previously on Cavvy Savvy there was a blog post on how to properly attach a curb strap. Today, I’ll quickly explain how I like them to be adjusted once they are on properly. Honestly mine are loose, probably […]

Calving Fun Facts

March 19, 2015
Tayler Teichert

It is no secret that calving makes most people weird! I am no exception either… in fact I may be the rule. To help keep my sanity I try to find something fun and time consuming to do while I wait for heifers to calve. A few years ago I wrote a rap called, This […]

Introducing a New Horse to the Herd

March 18, 2015
Jessie Salter

How do you go about introducing a new horse to the herd? I spend a lot of time watching how my horses interact with each other. Often I have a horse in the group that I know is assertive, but not mean.  Or one that is great about protecting the youngsters.  I also have ones […]

Soft Eye, Soft Feel, Soft Feet; Part 1 in Balanced Horse Balanced Ride

March 11, 2015
Lynn Kohr

A horse’s eye tells his story…where there is a soft look, he is content and light to handle, and his feet move easily and evenly. An eye with a strained, concerned, difficult appearance has sticky, glued to the ground feet that have rigidity to their move. Taking the lead rope in hand, can you just […]

Take Our Cavvy Savvy Survey and Enter to Win Stetson Apparel and Boots

March 2, 2015
Jessie Salter

Take our survey and enter to win Stetson Apparel and Boots!!!! Cavvy Savvy would like to hear from you! We want to know more about you, what you like about us, and what we can do better. We are a sister company to Tri-State Livestock News and our goal is to provide information on all […]

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