Argentine braiding traditions, an increasing influence north of the equator, were fueled by a need to survive on the South American frontier, where a strand of rawhide was all that separated a gaucho from certain death.
Trail expert and backcountry extraordinaire Mike Kinsey lays out his tips for being prepared on the trail.
Lifelong cowboy Dave Stoddart offers tips on the various rope shots every ranch hand should be able to throw.
Idaho saddlemaker Cary Schwarz outlines his saddle-cleaning process.
Westerners feel right at home along Alberta's Cowboy Trail. Here are some don't-miss spots in the Canadian province's ranching country.