Western Horseman Magazine Information
ON THE COVER
The Christmas Star by Jack Sorenson. Read more about the art and the artist on page 54.
In This Issue
BEYOND THE HORIZON (page 64)
Third-generation Montana ranch manager Rich Roth doesn’t only prepare for the next year’s calf or hay crop. He plans for a future when the 167-year-old IX Ranch has new ownership.
BY KATE BRADLEY BYARS
HITCHING HANDS (page 74)
Originally an art form unique to prison inmates, horsehair hitching has now been embraced by craftsmen on the outside.
BY JENNIFER DENISON
RETRACING THE CHISHOLM TRAIL (page 86)
Trailing a herd of steers along the Chisholm Trail for its 150th anniversary, men and women pay tribute to drovers who inspired the romantic image of the American cowboy.
By ROSS HECOX
DIAMONDS OUT OF THE ROUGH (page 92)
Hundreds of unwanted, abused and neglected horses have found a new lease on life thanks to Harmony Equine Center.
By CHRISTINE HAMILTON
16 Ranch Horses Wagon Wheel Ranch owner John Gist aims to preserve his father’s horse program by donating it to Sul Ross State University.
28 How-To Horseman Mike Major uses simple obstacles to help teach his horses to pick up their feet.
40 Rodeo Bulldogger Ty Erickson’s winning season bodes well for his fourth NFR appearance.
50 Cowboy Candy Store D Bar M Western Store beckons visitors to stop and shop in Reno, Nevada.
62 Products Children are sure to be delighted with these last minute Christmas gifts.
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