Western Horseman Magazine Information
ON THE COVER
Steve Dorrance and his daughter, Mollie, are featured in "Daddy's Girl," beginning on page 44. Photo by Jennifer Denison
In This Issue
DADDY'S GIRL (page 44)
No matter how tough they seem on the outside, cowboys have a soft spot for their little girls. These five respected horsemen have made their mark within the horse industry, and now their daughters are carrying on the tradition with their own unique twists.
BY WESTERN HORSEMAN STAFF
LESSONS IN THE GRASS (page 58)
Although not ideal footing, open pastures can set up cow horse for success in the show pen. Wyoming trainer Matt Koch shares four benefits to riding outside the arena.
By ROSS HECOX
VIVA ¡VAQUERO! (page 66)
The Early Californios Skills of the Rancho celebrates California traditions with masterful horsemanship, skillful roping and methodical stock-handling techniques. But the camaraderie and learning opportunities make it enjoyable for all who attend.
By JENNIFER DENISON
ROUNDUPS REQUIRED (page 72)
Five families–some having ridden the sagebrush since the 1800s–run cattle together on the Big Pasture in Wyoming. They agree that pulling out a wagon for roundup makes sense.
By MELISSA HEMKEN
14 Making a Hand Shoudi Mae Estes wants to make a living starting and finishing good stock horses.
20 Essential Gear Find out why Nick Dowers chose a particular saddle for everyday use.
32 Rodeo National Little Britches Finals Rodeo moves from Colorado to Oklahoma.
38 Culture Brighton Saddlery's final saddle sale marks the end of an era.
40 Western Art We shine a spotlight on the champions of our annual Western Horseman/Cowboy Artists of America Youth Art Contest.
42 Cowboy Tastes Discover the taste and crunch of authentic Mexican street corn.
IN EVERY ISSUE
Leading Off | Feedback | Backward Glance | Baxter Black
STAFF'S FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE ISSUE
Ross Hecox, Editor in Chief
"We get stuck in the horse show world, but I think there’s something much bigger we can do than just winning the next big horse show. There are a lot of people we can help." –Sarah Dawson, from the article “Daddy’s Girl"
Christine Hamilton, Editor
I wish people would put as much priority on their horsemanship as they put into how they handle their ropes. –Lari Dee Guy, Women of the West
Susan Morrison, Managing Editor
“Good horsemen don’t set up their horse for failure. They set him up to succeed.” –Lari Dee Guy, Women of the West
Jennifer Denison, Senior Editor
"I never fault anybody for being last and not knowing much. But if they don't have any try or have any guts or determination, not only are they not going to get any good with horses, they're not going to be good at anything." –Buck Brannaman, from the article "Daddy's Girl"
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