Western Horseman Magazine Information
ON THE COVER
Ranch Horse by Mikel Donahue. Learn more about the artist and the painting on page 109.
In This Issue
RANCH HORSE ROYALTY (page 56)
Ranchers put their names and reputations on the line with horse programs that are impacting many sectors of the industry, from sales to shows. AQHA Best Remuda Award winners weigh in on the state of today’s industry and the top ranch horse bloodlines.
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REGISTERING HOPE (page 66)
Despite continued declines in registrations, leading stock horse breed associations find footing in their versatility roots. And statistics are hinting at an industry turnaround.
BY ROSS HECOX
EL CHARRO (page 72)
Tomas Garcilazo is best known for his charro trick-roping specialty act at rodeos. However, this master roper’s mission includes preserving his horsemanship heritage while educating and entertaining audiences along the way.
BY JENNIFER DENISON
LEADING BY EXAMPLE (page 80)
Experience, tradition and passion unite legendary ranchers with the next generation of cattlemen at Wyoming’s Poison Spider Cattle Company.
STORY BY KATIE FRANK PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER ROBBINS
18 Women of the West Missy Holmes counts on her horses, mules and dogs in the rugged Arizona and New Mexico landscapes.
28 Health Buying a horse can become less stressful with pre-purchase exams and the right insurance policy.
36 Arena All-Stars Greyt Socks has proven himself in the stock horse arena and as a family horse.
42 Insights Wearing many different hats, Jerry Black, DVM, offers a unique perspective on the horse industry.
50 Cowboy Tastes Grown-Up Mac and Cheese is a flavorful transformation of a kids’ favorite dish.
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Leading Off | Feedback | Backward Glance | Baxter Black
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