Working cattle is a complex act, especially when under pressure in competition. Cow horse trainer Shawn Hays gives four tips for a successful performance.
Riding out in a pasture to gather cattle is one thing; showing in an arena is another.
The job is time-consuming and usually uneventful, but ranchers understand that checking cattle on horseback is necessary. It also has its hidden benefits.
It took 70 trained horses to fill the cast of the epic American motion picture starring Charlton Heston in 1959.
The painting Between Two Worlds not only represents a cowboy’s struggle to hold onto his land and livelihood, but also artist Bill Anton’s personal journey westward.
Running the family ranch means more to this Montana cowgirl than just chasing cows. She does it in memory of her father.
Most modern cattlemen rely on fencelines and 18-wheelers to dictate the migration of their livestock. But some ranches still trail their large cow herds the old-fashioned way — with horses.