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Got Tail Envy?

April 2, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I was brushing our horses’ tails out after riding, getting pickers and brambles out, and I asked my husband Boe if I could braid his horse’s tail. Happy’s tail is a little flimsy, not too thick. I know Boe isn’t crazy about braids, but they really do make a horse’s tail longer and stronger. Horses […]

Trimming The Feet On Your Baby Colts

March 3, 2018
Mykal Kirkpatrick

There’s nothing cuter than a baby horse…until it’s time to trim the feet on said baby horse.  Sometimes we wonder if the benefits of trimming outweigh the effort of the battle of man versus tiny beast. I sat down with my husband, Dennis Kirkpatrick, and Joe Plymale, both farriers, to get their take on the […]

The Story of Tuff: Part 2

February 23, 2018
Savanna Simmons

Continued from The Story of Tuff: Part 1. Tuff and I went on to represent our county at State Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We got a few top-ten ribbons through the weekend, but once again, my eye was set on one prize: trail. I slicked Tuff up as nicely as I could (I still refused […]

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 […]

The Story of Tuff: Part 1

February 19, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I’ve told you about our horse Chavez, and I’d like to tell you about one other horse that compares to none other, Tuffy’s Connection. Tuff has been mine since 2006 and in my family since 2005. My brother started him in the winter, and took him out west for a summer to cowboy on him […]

Wyoming Cowgirls Part 2

February 2, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

In Wyoming Cowgirls Part 1, I laid out some history about Wyoming being the Equality State, because it was the first state to give women equal rights, and also how it is known as the Cowboys State. Now I’m excited to tell you about a few special modern day Wyoming Cowgirls! These ladies work alongside […]

Emily McCartney: Guest Instagram Photographer

January 29, 2018
Jessie Salter

This week’s Cavvy Savvy Instagram guest is Emily McCartney. Emily McCartney is the 6th generation of the R.A. Brown Ranch in Throckmorton, TX, but a first generation photographer- especially a “wandering western lifestyle photographer”. Emily began photographing at age 12, started her photography business at age 17, and after graduating from Texas Tech University in May […]

What Northern Cowgirls Wear in Winter

January 15, 2018
Lynn Kohr

With all this cold winter weather I wondered what some of my favorite tough cowgirls wear for wintertime feeding. I decided to ask them, and layers, layers ,and then one more layer seems to be a common denominator for these cowgirls working in the winter cold feeding their livestock. For me, Lynn Kohr of Kohr […]

Hollywoods Bandit Continued

December 17, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

The spring of 2016, Hollywoods Bandit was finally two years old. Now he was old enough to start putting an few rides on. After about 3 rides we had another hitch thrown in… Bandit impaled himself with an upright brace of a gate. He reared over a metal gate and the horizontal bar bent down […]

Short, Stocky And Furry: Cold-Weather Horse Breeds

December 15, 2017
Jolyn Young

Unlike my fair-weather self, several horse breeds have evolved over the centuries to survive and thrive in extremely cold winter weather conditions. Here are three hardy breeds who have it made in the snow. Icelandic Horse Weight: Around 800 pounds Height: 13 to 14 hands Color: A wide range of coat colors, including chestnut, bay, […]