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SADDLE SOLACE (page 52)

An estimated 22 veterans commit suicide each day. The institution meant to help them, the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been rocked by scandal. Meanwhile, a surge in horse-based therapy programs offers hope for bringing at-risk veterans back from the brink.

BY RYAN BELL

STEELDUST MOMENTS (page 60)

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the American Quarter Horse Association. To celebrate, we picked 75 pivotal moments to highlight the breed's history and its impact on Western horsemen and -women everywhere.

BY CHRISTINE HAMILTON

BIG SKY BRANDING (page 70)

A scenic Montana ranch provides an ideal classroom for Gwynn and Dave Weaver to teach a hands-on Californiao-style horsemanship branding clinic their students will never forget.

BY JENNIFER DENISON

GUIDING LIGHT (page 80)

Training horses was ho-hum to Winston Hansma, but that changed after he worked a cow for the first time. The Canadian-born horseman went on to show some great cutting horses and influence many young trainers. Now 60, he still strives to improve his horsemanship.

BY ROSS HECOX

 

RISE TO THE CHALLENGE (page 88)

Lester Buckley trots his way to a sound, athletic horse, whether it's in the cutting pen or outside in rough country.

BY KATE BRADLEY