At age 30, rodeo legend Ty Murray achieved his life’s ambition: winning a record-setting seventh all-around world championship. Five years into his retirement, the King of the Cowboys still has plenty of unfinished business.
Into the Great Wild Open
The environment outside your arena contains all kinds of challenges for a young horse. Clinician Joe Wolter makes a point to ride toward them, using the outdoor elements to promote suppleness, balance, trust and develop common sense.
It's in the Blood
Long recognized as one of the country’s outstanding ranch and rodeo families, the Suttons of South Dakota attribute much of their success to bloodlines and breeding.
Strokes of Genius
Legendary equine artist Orren Mixer can't remember names, dates or places worth a dime. But when it comes to horses, the 87-year-old has a photographic memory. For instance, he doesn't recall the exact year he was commissioned to paint his first equine portrait, other than it was 1949 or 1950, but he does know that he painted racehorses Tom's Lady Gray and Gray Lady, both owned by James Reese of Temple, Oklahoma.
If You Go: The Cowboy Trail
Westerners feel right at home along Alberta's Cowboy Trail. Here are some don't-miss spots in the Canadian province's ranching country.