This year brought several firsts, as well as shock and sorrow to an equine industry no stranger to shifting times. And yet again, the Western community focused on the positive and came out stronger on the other side.
My old pair of tapaderos remind me of a bone-chilling winter task.
Montana rancher Darrell Stevenson teams up with two Russian cattlemen to export an entire cow outfit to the Russian steppes. In the first of a three-part series, the author rides along with the Stevenson cowboys to the land of borscht, fallow land and the $75 steak dinner.
A new program in the Southwest pays ranchers for the presence of wolves, but not everyone is convinced it will work.
For decades, cowboys have lived by an unwritten code of ethics.
Kent Rollins opens up his home on the range.
Getting an accurate tally of cattle is a tough job, especially when you’re not a math whiz.
In February 1951, Luis B. Ortega wrote about the old traditions ranches carried on for their hired hands.
Want proof that the cowboy way of life isn’t dying out? You can find it at an ordinary branding.
One gather with Mike Major taught me how to look for chances to work on my horsemanship.
One Texas rancher laments the region-wide loss of a ranching icon wiped out by Hurricane Harvey—the windmill.
Using the experience he gained as a young man starting colts and cowboying with some of the best horsemen and cattlemen in Nevada, Jerry Chapin trained a new generation of cowboys on the ranches he managed.
by Katie Frank
Mornings aren’t really my thing. It takes several cups of coffee to get me rolling that early, plus another shot of espresso if brainpower and conversation are required. But when the alarm clock goes off, I do my best to not complain, knowing I’m lucky to witness beautiful land and horses in the fresh light of a new day.
Terry Forst describes the advantages of gathering broodmares from the saddle during breeding and foaling season.
An Equine Bucket List, of sorts.