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.
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.
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.
View our brand-new publication, Ranch Horse News, online for FREE! The new publication highlights ranch horse competition. Editor-in-Chief Ross Hecox writes, “With this first edition of Ranch Horse News, presented by Western Horseman, our goal is to cover and promote ranch horse competition like no other publication."
Armed with smartphones, cowboys are narrowing the cultural divide.
The job is time-consuming and usually uneventful, but ranchers understand that checking cattle on horseback is necessary. It also has its hidden benefits.
There’s a different sort of four-legged critter being sold under the auctioneer’s gavel at this year’s NCHA Futurity.
Training Colts with ranch work is essential and practical.
Trailing cattle on the rugged Spider Ranch in Arizona requires patience, respect for the land and weather, and sure-footed horses. It also helps to like cattle.