Western Horseman Magazine Information

subscribeSeptember 2016ON THE COVER  

Little Roan from Idaho, by Don Weller. Learn more about the artist and the painting on page 109. 

In This Issue


SNAFFLE BIT SHAKEUP (page 58)

The reined cow horse industry's premier event will move from its longtime Nevada home to Texas in 2017. The ripple effect may be felt for years to come. 
BY SUSAN MORRISON

DEFYING THE ODDS (page 68) 

Doug Williamson hasn't let age, injuries or a vicious bout with cancer get in his way. At 74, he continues to train and show reined cow horses at the highest level.
BY ROSS HECOX

GRASSROOTS GROWN (page 78)

An innovative youth program is giving gutsy young horsemen and -women a chance to boost their horsemanship from the ground up, using quality ranch-bred weanlings.
BY CHRISTINE HAMILTON

COWBOY CLASSIC (page 84)

The Western Heritage Classic sets the standard for authentic ranch events, cowboy culture and Western Apparel. 

  RIDE WEST  

14 Ranch Horse Sales Three historic Arizona cattle operations have joined forces to put on their first ranch horse sale.
20 How-To Florida trainer Jay Holmes offers five tips on succeeding at steer stopping.
34 Arenas The Great Basin Buckaroo Gathering celebrates good horsemanship and buckaroo traditions, and brings together top ranch ropers. 
42 Competitions The Extreme Mustang Makeover celebrates 10 years.
49 Craftsmen Dave Thornbury finds his calling making custom chaps and chinks.
54 Cowboy Tastes Brown Sugar Banana Bread is a sweet treat. 

IN EVERY ISSUE

Leading Off | Feedback | Backward Glance | Baxter Black   

STAFF'S FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE ISSUE

Ross Hecox, Editor in Chief
“If you ride your horses every day, then you don’t feel like you have to catch up. It’s when you feel like you’ve fallen behind that you start beating them up a little bit to catch up. I try to develop their ability and a level of respect a little at a time, and that leads to a finished horse.” — Doug Williamson in "Defying the Odds"

Christine Hamilton, Editor
“Anytime you have a kid working with a horse, there are a lot of life lessons that come from that.” - Sid Miller in “Grassroots Grown"

Susan Morrison, Managing Editor
“I tease him all the time, telling him that if we were at a show somewhere and they were giving a rusty pocket knife, he’d try to go win it. He is that way. But that’s what makes him a great showman.” — Ron Emmons talking about Doug Williamson in “Defying the Odds”

Jennifer Denison, Senior Editor
"All of the horses in my barn are happy. And it all comes down to respect. A horse that respects you is a happy horse.” — Doug Williamson in “Defying the Odds"

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