Western Horseman Magazine Information
ON THE COVER
Buckskin and Red by Sophie Brown. Learn more about the artist and the painting on page 148.
In This Issue
HEART OF RODEO (page 82)
Small towns across the country are the lifeblood of one of America's greatest sports.
BY WALTER WORKMAN
VERSATILITY REBIRTH (page 92)
When Stock Horse of Texas was formed 20 years ago, the ranch versatility organization introduced innovation clinics and shows that reshaped the industry and resurrected the all-around horse.
BY ROSS HECOX
DON'S RULES (page 104)
Riders in Western arenas across the nation recognize Don Manuello as standard-setting ring steward, but the rules he lives by come from the heart of a rancher and educator.
BY CHRISTINE HAMILTON
GIFTED WITH LOVE (page 119)
This Christmas, select gifts for the particular someone in your life, whether it's for the cooking guru who keep your belly full, the handy cowboy who trained your horse, or the horse-crazy kid who make you smile.
BY KATIE FRANK
16 Ranch Horses Bartlett Ranch's commitment to raising good Quarter Horses has been rewarded.
26 Classic Cowboys Bill Hackett's years starting colts and cowboying helped prepare him for his calling.
32 How-To With tips from trainer Matlock Rice, riders can learn to read a cow to make a successful boxing run.
46 Backcountry Some of the most frightening creatures on the trail can help us deal with our own demons.
58 Wester Art New National Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductee Veryl Goodnight creates art that serves as a voice for animals.
66 What's It Worth A pair of North & Judd spurs holds sentimental value and has a traceable history.
IN EVERY ISSUE
Leading Off | Feedback | Backward Glance | Baxter Black
STAFF"S FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THIS ISSUE
Ross Hecox, Editor in Chief
“She doesn’t ask, ‘Do you think we ought to do this?’ She asks, ‘How can we get this done?’ There’s never any possibility that [her plan] is not going to happen. She’s just going to figure out the steps to make it happen.” - Mary Anne Truemper on Kim Lindsey, former executive director of the Stock Horse of Texas, “Versatility Rebirth"
Susan Morrison, Managing Editor
“A lot of a horse’s gentleness has to do with how you handle it when it’s young. A horse doesn’t forget a bad experience, and if you make too many mistakes they will buck. You can ruin one by doing too much of the wrong thing.” - H.B. “Woody” Bartlett, “A Heart for Horses"
Jennifer Denison, Senior Editor
"I have a mission to have people recognize that the animals that we share our lives with deserve to be treated well. I have also sought to capture the spirit withinin the softer side of the American West, portraying women who are feminine, yet resilient and fiercely capable. The cowgirl embodies that spirit. She respects both the land and the animals that make up our world." - Veryl Goodnight, "Passions Intertwined"
Katie Frank, Associate Editor
“The horse’s story has been told and retold, and there are many more stories to be told, believe me.” - Veryl Goodnight, “Passions Intertwined”
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