Trail Savvy: Ode to the Crosscut Saw

Crosscut Saw

A Tool for the Wilderness You’ve seen the old lumberjack photographs—two men in plaid holding opposite ends of a huge, long saw steadily working on a tree trunk of colossal diameter. The tool these men used is the crosscut saw. Today you can find these vintage tools displayed as décor …

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Editor’s Postcard: Let’s Slow Down and Enjoy Summer

Slow Down
Photo Courtesy Kim Roe

Horses Can Show Us How to Live if We Let Them “I’m gonna soak up the sun, I’m gonna tell everyone to lighten up…” – Sheryl Crow We Northwesterners endure late fall, winter, and early spring waiting for good summer weather and the chance to do all the things. When …

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Trail Savvy: How to Purify Water

The Berkey Travel water purifier is a gravity fed water filter. Photo Courtesy Robert Eversole. www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com

Avoid Waterborne Disease in Remote Areas This isn’t the stone age, and we’re civilized. We shouldn’t drink out of ponds, puddles, or streams anymore. When we extend our adventures and visit remote areas that don’t have reliable, clean water sources, we need a dependable way to ensure that our drinking …

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Trail Savvy: Back Country Packing

(Photo Caption: Leading a short string under the Chinese Wall in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness. Not shown are the years of preparation to learn the skills required for such a trek; the months of planning and several long days in the saddle to get here. The trip was worth every …

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Trail Savvy: “Don’t Pass the Jigger Boss” and Other Unwritten Rules of Trail Riding

Rules of Trail Riding
Photo Courtesy Robert Eversole, TrailMeister

(Photo Caption: “Our merry band of mule enthusiasts enjoyed time spent around the campfire as we worked towards solving the world’s problems and instructing young Hunter in the unwritten rules of ranch and camp life.”) Memorable Sayings Get Defined in the Bob Marshall Wilderness I recently had the opportunity to …

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Safe Trailering/Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness

April 30th ~ 9AM – 5PM Safe Trailering:  Learn about trailering safely, what your horse experiences in a collision, what do you do if you are in a collision while hauling.  Do you know protocols, your responsibilities & liabilities if you are involved in an accident?Is the size and layout …

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BCHW RENDEZVOUS and Used Tack Sale

“The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go” is the slogan for the Back Country Horsemen of Washington’s Rendezvous and Used Tack Sale. Featuring guest clinician and keynote speaker Robert “TrailMEister” Eversole. March 18-20 in Ellensburg, WA We have vendors, clinics, auctions, contests, and more! Find out how YOU can …

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Cowgirl Retreat – Cowboy Campground, Idaho City, ID

A wonderful weekend with like minded horse ladies for some pampering, learning and fun.


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Cowboy Campground at Legacy Park, Idaho City – The New Generation

Sometimes, even in the midst of a pandemic one gets a call that is life changing. One Tuesday evening in July, Bob and Sabrina Amidon, received a phone call from a friend. All the caller said, “I know you are avid horse people, did you hear that Cowboy Campground in …

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