Ride Smarter with Craig Cameron
In the new Western Horseman book, Ride Smarter: On to the Next Level of Horsemanship, popular horseman, clinician and 2010 Road to the Horse Champion Craig Cameron helps readers learn to see things from a horseâ€™s perspective.
Cameron builds on the topics introduced in his 2004 book, Ride Smart, and offers advice on a variety of topics, including horse selection, bit choices, disciplining a horse, cross-training between arena and trail, using patterns and obstacles to advance your horse and your horsemanship, traveling with your horse, and problem solving. Each chapter includes â€śHereâ€™s How,â€ť simple and practical training tips; and â€śTrue Story,â€ť a personal anecdote about a memorable experience.
In this â€śHereâ€™s Howâ€ť from Chapter 8, â€śThe Use of Cues,â€ť Cameron talks about the importance of learning to use spurs correctly.
Ask Our Expert - Buster McLaury
Buster McLaury starts hundreds of young horses under saddle every year. He made a living as a cowboy for many years. In 1984 he met Ray Hunt, and the noted horsemanâ€™s influence transformed how McLaury worked with horses. Rather than operating as a dictator, he learned to be a leader, paying closer attention to the horseâ€™s mindset and modifying his methods to fit each individualâ€™s needs.
Border to Border
It takes commitment to attempt a cross-country pack trip, and courage to attempt it on recently trained Mustangs. Yet, the four men who are creating the documentary â€śUnbrandedâ€ť leapt at the chance to embrace a pioneer lifestyle and film their incredible journey.
Ask Our Expert - Bobby Kerr
Bobby Kerr grew up in Canada, and started riding when he was a boy. After working for other horsemen and horse owners for a number of years, he went out on his own, training cutting, reining and roping horses in Hico, Texas. In 2010, Kerr attended the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Fort Worth, Texas, and decided to compete the following year. He earned the Fan Favorite award with his Mustang Poncho in 2011, and in 2012 won the Legends division and the Fan Favorite honors with Maypop. He now uses both horses in his rodeo act, and is preparing two Mustangs for the Mustang Million competition in September in Fort Worth.
2013 National High School Rodeo Champions Crowned
After a week of competition that featured nearly 1,500 contestants from all across the United States, Canada and Australia, the 2013 National High School Finals Rodeo National Champions were crowned on Saturday night at the Sweetwater Events Complex.