Western Horseman Magazine Information
In This Issue
• PASSING THE GENES (page 62)
The mission of the Wagon Wheel Ranch in Texas has been to preserve foundation Quarter Horse bloodlines. Today, John C. Gist and Rusty Rodgers continue to refine the program.
BY JENNIFER DENISON
• THE BAKKEN BECKONS (page 72)
Lured by high-paying jobs, cowboys are taking to the oilfields, creating a shortage of labor on ranches already strained by the Bakken oil boom.
BY RYAN T. BELL
• LINES OF COMMUNICATION (page 80)
Reins directly affect a horse's performance, yet rein-handling mistakes are common. Tom Curtin explains how to become a more effective rider by using reins correctly.
BY SUSAN MORRISON
• BETTER OFF BAREFOOT? (page 88)
Going barefoot is a growing trend in many disciplines, including reining and cutting. But is it the right decision for your horse's hooves?
BY KATIE FRANK