For this California cowgirl, Santa Margarita Ranch has been a place of happiness, pain and loss, and now, healing.
Behind an anvil or in the saddle, this cowgirl is as tough as nails, and a hand with horses and cattle.
She took a decade-long detour from the ranching lifestyle, but Heather Stiles’s heart was with horses. When she followed her heart, she found her home.
In Northern Nevada, the name DeLong is well-established in ranching and horse roping circles—even for a cowgirl.
Despite a debilitating bout with Lyme disease, this California cowgirl stays connected to horses and the ranching lifestyle.
Raised in Iowa, this cowgirl’s adventuresome spirit pointed her westward, where she found her calling—shoeing horses, starting colts and working on ranches with her husband.