Ask Our Expert - Don Murphy
Don Murphy has trained and shown reining and cow horses since the early 1960s. A few of his winning mounts include Sparking Train, RS Lily Starlight and Bald N Shiney. He lives in Marietta, Oklahoma, and continues to train and travel the country sharing his knowledge with young trainers at clinics and shows.
Comrade Cowboy, in Pictures
Parts 1 and 2 of the three-part feature, “Comrade Cowboy,” appeared in the July and August issues of Western Horseman. The story chronicles how a Montana rancher is working to establish a large-scale, Western cattle operation in Russia. Darrell Stevenson sent more than 1,400 cows to the former communist nation last January. Relying on a crew of American cowboys and a string of seasoned ranch geldings, Stevenson contends with a multitude of challenges in starting his Russian ranch.
5 Horse Trailer Buying Tips
Used trailer sales are booming in tough economic times. Here, top trailer professionals offer 5 tips to maximize your used trailer buying skills.
Ask Our Expert - Aaron Ralston
Colorado horseman Aaron Ralston grew up in the ranching world in which horses are part of everyday life. It wasn’t until later that he began training and showing reiners and working cow horses. He was part of Team USA at the World Equestrian Games in 2006, in Germany, where he won an individual bronze and helped the team earn a gold medal riding Smart Paul Olena, a stallion owned by Ralston and his wife, Meg.
Fast Loops & Lipstick
With many roping championships already under her belt, Jackie Hobbs is on the road to being one of the best all-around women ropers ever. But producing great rope horses and sharing her knowledge with others are just as important to her as any gold buckle.