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South Dakota Boy Calling for Your Help, Tabs

March 22, 2019
Savanna Simmons

We’re going a little off topic today, but this little cowboy-at-heart is worth sharing. I first heard of Grayson’s story three years ago when he fulfilled his Make-A-Wish to be a cowboy for a day. Who doesn’t love that? Grayson has since gone on to do some amazing things that inspires me greatly, and he’s […]


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 […]


Kottwitz’s Calf Canoeing

March 16, 2019
Savanna Simmons

On March 14, National Ag Day, our friends and neighbors Boe and Jennifer Kottwitz, as well as their daughter Abby and my husband Boe, canoed their calves to dry ground. They were previously between where the rising Cheyenne River and Mule Creek converge, and while a few of the calves crossed Mule Creek of their […]


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 […]


Barrel Horse On the Loose Q&A

January 24, 2019
Savanna Simmons

Yesterday bore witness to the cowboy corner of the internet watching a video of a barrel horse that got loose at the Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and ran a nearly-clean barrel pattern all on her own, with one small, understandable slip-up at barrel two. Whenever I see something like this, I feel like […]


Circle the Wagons: Buck Walker

January 14, 2019
Savanna Simmons

In his lifetime of cowboying, Buck Walker has had a run-in with a wild cow or two. He’s butted heads with a horse in his day, and now, he is up against his biggest wrangle yet, colorectal cancer. In less than a week, friends and family of Buck Walker will convene in Montana to support […]


Trailer Unloading Woes

January 9, 2019
Savanna Simmons

We were asked, following this blog about building confidence in a horse to step down out of a trailer, what to do if a horse comes out like a rocket. Now that’s a little tricky, because more often than not, horses that speed through backing-or jumping-out of a trailer do so because of a prior […]


THREE POINTS OF CONTENTION

January 4, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

I was having a chat with a horseman friend a while back. He’s been at the cowboy and horseman game for many decades, as have I, and we always have lots to visit about. He brought up several points of contention for both of us and suggested I address the points in a column for […]


70th Annual SDQHA Banquet and Meeting


January 2, 2019
Savanna Simmons

For the second year, South Dakota Quarter Horse Association will be honoring breeders within Mount Rushmore State for their great contributions to AQHA. Jim Taylor, of Huron, will be recognized as the cumulative 50-year breeder, Bob and Karen Meyer, of Glad Valley will be honored as the producer of the year, and the horse of […]


Flagging to Kid-Proof Your Horse

August 29, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I bring to you some sub-par photos that will hopefully end up being helpful for a fairly specific situation. My husband and I use the flag for a multitude of situations, and just like anything, too much of a good thing is not a good thing.  A person can really numb up a horse with […]