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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 […]


Circle the Wagons: Kevin Willey

August 25, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I’ve been sharing quite a few of these “Circle the Wagons” posts this summer, and it saddens me to do so, however, I believe the cowboy community is the strongest and finest support that could ever exist. Our long-time friend Kevin Willey, a one-eyed wonder with more talent in his pinky finger than most have […]


PEMF Therapy Q&A with Stevie Brown

August 21, 2018
Savanna Simmons

My name is Stevie Brown, I grew up in Idaho, but currently go back and forth between ID, MT, CO, and AZ. Growing up, I was involved with Jr Rodeo, HS Rodeo, a few local barrel racing associations, and now pro rodeo and train futurity horses. I also enjoy breakaway roping and team roping. I […]


Treating Scratches

August 10, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Our pony Sparky has a case of minor scratches on his hind feet, a fairly odd occurrence in Wyoming in July. We’ve had enough rain, coupled with hosing a wound on his hock, that now we have another small problem to doctor on him. Scratches, also known as mud fever, pastern dermatitis, dew poisoning, or greasy […]


Yielding the Hips, Part Two

August 8, 2018
Jenn Zeller

Here, we continue our series in helping Cosmo, my 4 year old mare, with getting soft, looking us up, and yielding her feet to us. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments. I’ll do my best to answer them! Happy Trails!


Summer Cow Camp 101: Living Situation

August 6, 2018
Jolyn Young

Every summer, hundreds (okay, maybe dozens) of cowboys head to cow camp. They leave headquarters to follow the cattle high up into the mountains for a few months. The air is cooler, the feed is taller, and the water flows more abundantly at these higher elevations, allowing the ranch to most efficiently use its natural […]


If You Give A Boy A Rope…

August 4, 2018
Savanna Simmons

My friend Amy Potter over at Ranch Wife Revolution came up with this sweet adaptation of “If you give a boy a baseball” that really fits her family. I shared Amy’s version of If You Give A Girl a Rope… and this version is for her son, Colt. A handsome, talented fella, who is driven […]


National Day of the Cowboy: Photo Gallery

July 28, 2018
Savanna Simmons

National Day of the Cowboy is celebrated the fourth Saturday in July, and oddly enough, very few cowboys will stop and celebrate it. They won’t be found hastagging NationalDayoftheCowboy on Instagram or taking a selfie with a fellow cowboy while they move pairs so they can post it on Facebook later. They will roll out […]


Kinesiology Taping Horses with Laurel Statz

July 22, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I have been intrigued with Kinesiology taping for some time, so I reached out to my friend from Wisconsin, Laurel Statz, CVT, CEMT, CEKTP, with Spot On Ranch and Equine Bodywork. Here’s what she had to say about the history of kinesiology taping and using it to improve and heal our horses. In Laurel’s words: Kinesiology […]