Need a Rope Strap?

Maybe you have a saddle that you consider the perfect ride - with one exception. There's no rope strap on the swells, and you like packing a rope when you're horseback. It doesn't matter if you work, compete or play with your rope, as long as it's handy on your saddle.

 

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Wrangling for a Summer Job

No doubt, our February 2007 feature about Three Bars Guest & Cattle Ranch in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, "A Canadian Horseback Adventure With Options"appeals to many in search of the perfect riding vacation. However, wrangling the perfect summer job at such a ranch often holds a certain amount of appeal, as well.

 

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Into the Great Wild Open

The environment outside your arena contains all kinds of challenges for a young horse. Clinician Joe Wolter makes a point to ride toward them, using the outdoor elements to promote suppleness, balance, trust and develop common sense.

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Ranch-Raised and Arena-Savvy

Mike Major of Fowler, Colorado, the source for "Make a Major Improvement," our September print feature on shoulder control, has spent his entire life horseback and working cattle. The ranch-raised horseman brings all that riding experience to the competitive arena and has since he was a youngster.

 

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Hillside Horsemanship

Joe Wolter’s property in West Texas, surprisingly, has a tall, steep hill in the back pasture. The California-raised trainer and clinician appreciates the elevated ground for a number of reasons. Not only does it give the typically flat landscape some character, the hill serves as an excellent training area for Wolter’s young horses.

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