Steps to a Sidepass

Champion ranch horse trainer Mike Major demonstrates the steps to a sidepass.

Behind the Scenes at Downunder Horsemanship

Clinton Anderson Downunder Horsemanship

The gates of clinician Clinton Anderson’s ranch in Stephenville, Texas—adorned with the kangaroo that signifies the Australian native’s business, Downunder Horsemanship—are not usually open to the public. In the past, only clinic participants and other invited guests have gained entrance. But September 5–7, Anderson offered a clinic and invited spectators to join in. As the 22 riders in the clinic learned how to improve their ground work and riding skills, 247 spectators set up their lawn chairs and surrounded the arena so they could also pick up tips to improve their horsemanship.

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Riding for the A Bar

The Armitage family raises Quarter Horses and cattle in the rolling hills of Eastern Oklahoma.

Ranch Fashion

Behind the scenes at the Western Horseman apparel shoot.

Light Chasers

Light Chasers at Greenwood Ranches

by Katie Frank

Mornings aren’t really my thing. It takes several cups of coffee to get me rolling that early, plus another shot of espresso if brainpower and conversation are required. But when the alarm clock goes off, I do my best to not complain, knowing I’m lucky to witness beautiful land and horses in the fresh light of a new day.

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