Measuring the Bronc Rein

In saddle bronc riding, a single, braided rope bronc rein is attached to the horse's halter and the rider uses it for balance and leverage. If the rein is too long (loose) or too short (tight), it usually makes a considerable difference in a cowboy's ride.

 

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Still A Cowboy

Duane Daines remembers waking up in an airport one day after a quick nap. A handful of Japanese tourists were anxiously snapping photos of what might have been their first encounter with a real, live cowboy. The Alberta native took the situation in stride.

 

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"Red Wolverton"

The cast and crew take their places on the set of the 2004 film The Alamo. In the upcoming scene, set in 1836 San Antonio, the Mexican army is about to storm the town, and panicked residents will flee across a bridge to the safety of a walled mission - the Alamo itself.

 

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$10,000 Project Cowboy Search Begins

Project CowboyProject Cowboy is rounding up the most talented cowboys and cowgirls in a search for “the Great American Horseman.” Entries for Project Cowboy are rolling in, but space is limited to 200 competitors ready to be launched into stardom. Entries are open until September 1.

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Returning to the Ranch

ImageNatural horsemanship methods helped renew Jimbo Humphreys' infatuation with the Western lifestyle, while ranch-horse versatility competitions taught him how to develop a meaningful relationship with his horses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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True Buckaroo

Fancy loops, masterful horsemanship and great gear are just part of the allure of the Californios Ranch Roping & Stock Horse Contest. The buckaroo brotherhood and unguided stock-handling philosophies are what make it a tradition.

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