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.
Starting colts is a raw, honest look at horsemanship that is rarely smooth and hardly easy.
Using horses and helicopters, Brent Charlesworth and his family ship more than 7,000 head of cattle each fall from their ranch in Marathon, Texas.
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.
Trailing Longhorns with Larry Mahan on a historic Texas ranch.
Want proof that the cowboy way of life isn’t dying out? You can find it at an ordinary branding.
There’s more to the honda than meets the eye. Style, shape and material are all considerations when choosing the right rope for the job at hand.
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.