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ON THE COVER  

A mare owned by buckaroo Dustin Kaiser sports a two-rein rig. 

In This Issue

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IN THE MOMENT (page 64)

For photographer Scott Baxter, the magic of capturing an honest, heart-stopping Western portrait is the finely hones instinct of knowing when to snap the shutter.  
BY CHRISTINE HAMILTON

REFINED THROUGH TIME (page 74) 

The hackamore plays an important part in the traditional process of making a bridle horse. Discover how the fine points of hackamore fit and function can improve communication with your horse, and help you become a better rider.  
By JENNIFER DENISON

BUCKAROOS & COWPUNCHERS (page 84)

Cowboy gear used in California and the Great Basin differs greatly from the trappings used in the Southwest United States. The design of both has been shaped primarily by the landscape and unique methods of working cattle.  
By ROSS HECOX

FROM TWO HANDS TO ONE (page 94)

Teaching a horse to neck-rein is best started while the horse is still in a snaffle bit, and involves six essential lessons that can begin early in training.  
By MIKE KEVIL

  RIDE WEST  

14 The Family Ranch Jerry and Nancy Winn's J Heart Ranch is a result of business savvy and dedication. 
26 Scrapbook Learn to make handy hobbles and tie a quick-release knot.
32 Arenas Iron Man Bronc Riding puts a new twist on ranch rodeo. 
40 Competitions Team ropes reap rewards at the first Western Horseman Sunshine Classic.    
48 Cowboy Tastes Calf Fries with Zesty Dipping Sauce are a ranch delicacy.
52 Cowboy Tastes Choose from a variety of split reins for different horses and varied jobs.  

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