Several years ago, seven-time world champion all-around cowboy Ty Murray showed my husband Curt and I how to make a simple breakaway knot in a ranch rope. Itâ€™s a useful knot to know for practicing in the pasture or corral.
A big hill and deep snow provide the ideal training ground for young horses on the Van Norman Ranch in Northern Nevada.
Get an Education
Rodeo schools provide would-be contestants a great opportunity to try an event for a weekend. Two veteran coaches offer tips on choosing the right school for you.
Rodeo's Rising Stars
Theyâ€™re under 25 years old and poised to make their marks on professional rodeo. Meet the 13 young athletes you must watch in 2009.
A Horseman Named Haythorn
With a deep respect for Western traditions and cowboy values, Craig Haythorn runs a historic ranch, breeds top cow horses, wins in the arenaâ€”and has earned the 2008 Western Horseman Award.