Thirteen years ago, Western artist and photographer Lisa Norman journeyed to a remote section of Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Inspired by her outdoor ‚Äústudio‚ÄĚ and the pioneer spirit she encountered, she has documented the ranch‚Äôs rich heritage in a new pictorial essay.
A Toast To The Coast
What if you could ride through the rolling hills of California‚Äôs scenic wine country, spending a week tasting first-class wines and relaxing at a cozy lodge? Here‚Äôs a first-person account of a horseback vacation that may just be the time of your life.
Building on Tradition
Whether supervising operations, braiding rawhide, engraving silver or building saddles, the owners, managers and craftsmen at Hamely & Co. share a common vision: to maintain the quality craftsmanship and commitment to working working cowboys and buckaroos that the store was founded on more than a century ago.
When it comes to collecting antique saddles, veteran saddlemaker Chuck Stormes has some simple advice, "Don't do anything to it that you can't undo."
A Lifetime of Stories
He can't remember how many paintings he's done, but he thinks he's painted pictures of horses in 28 states, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. And he for sure remembers that he has painted some horses two or even three times. "I'd paint a picture for the owner of a horse, and then when the horse sold, the new owner would want one. And if the horse sold again, sometimes the next owner would want one," Orren Mixer laughs.