Western Horseman Magazine Information
ON THE COVER
Watchin’ Gray, by Bruce Greene. Learn more about the artist and the painting on page 108.
In This Issue
BRANDED BY THE LAND (page 58)
Driven by a love for the rugged, scenic West Texas landscape and livestock, the Kokernot-Lacy family carries on its ranching traditions and the legacy of the iconic o6 brand.
BY JENNIFER DENISON
OVERRIDING FEAR (page 68)
At his rider confidence clinic, Chris Cox helps participants let go of insecurities and start fresh in the saddle.
BY SUSAN MORRISON
THE MARLEY VIEW (page 76)
East of New Mexico’s Capitan Mountains, the Marley family aims for success in ranching and mounted shooting.
BY CHRISTINE HAMILTON
ALWAYS FAITHFUL (page 86)
The Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program ignites a sense of purpose in wounded warriors.
BY MATT BROCKMAN
14 Ranching The design of a half-top stock trailer factors into how efficiently cowboys do their job.
20 Horsemanship Cristobal Scarpati’s “skin-to-skin” approach to starting colts creates a lasting bond.
28 Projects Build your own slow bale feeder to keep hay clean and longer lasting.
36 Arenas The Wilsall Ranch Rodeo reconnects a small ranching community.
47 Craftsmen Lifelong horseman and retired shop manager Kim Parkey makes fine spade bits in the Texas Hill Country.
54 Cowboy Tastes Fried Bean Roll-Ups are a unique twist to a kitchen staple.
IN EVERY ISSUE
Leading Off | Feedback | Backward Glance | Baxter Black
STAFF'S FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE ISSUE
Ross Hecox, Editor in Chief
“We ride an average of 5,000 acres per day during roundup. A lot of the country is up and down, so we need horses that are smooth and have stamina. We are trying to breed horses to be tough, easy on the eyes and right between the ears.” —Dawn Lacy, Kokernot o6 Ranch, from “Branded by the Land”
Susan Morrison, Managing Editor
“Leave your baggage behind and pack a new bag.” —Chris Cox to clinic participants, from “Overriding Fear"
Jennifer Denison, Senior Editor
"Guys adapted equipment to fit their needs. That's part of the wonderful thing about it: There is no one way better than another. You are a cowboy where you are placed, and you work with what you have." —Kim Parkey, from Craftsmen
Katie Frank, Associate Editor
“Instead of an entitlement-based life, [young servicemen and -women] can have a purpose-filled life, and that is the ultimate goal of the Semper Fi Fund and America’s fund.” —John Mayer, foreman of the Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program and former Marine, from “Always Faithful”
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