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subscribeFebruary 2017ON THE COVER  

Photographer Kim Stone took this image of horseman Martin Black riding her horse, Docz One Hot Tabasco, at his clinic on Popham Beach in Maine

In This Issue


WANDERING THE WEMINUCHE (page 54 )

A first-time packer’s trek into Colorado’s Weminuche Wilderness leaves lasting impressions of horsemanship, good horses and amazing scenery.
By KATIE FRANK

A DAY THE THE BEACH (page 62) 

Riders who take advantage of a training session with Martin Black have fun while building their horses’ confidence.
By KATE BRADLEY BYARS

BRUTUS' NEW JOB (page 70)

A former bucking horse gets a second chance at life in the rodeo arena and at the ranch.
By JOE R. NICHOLS

CRADLE OF THE COWBOY (page 78)

Cradle of the Cowboy Modern cowboy culture worldwide can trace its origins to a Central Asian civilization that thrived more than 5,000 years ago. Today, Kazakh horsemen are reviving their ancestors’ ancient traditions.
By RYAN T. BELL  

  RIDE WEST  

14 Women of the West An adventurous spirit led Missy Cantrell to the Big Bend area of West Texas.
24 Adventures Use these savvy but simple tips for a solo camping adventure with your horse.
34 Essential Gear Doug Williamson’s half-breed bit has special ties to vaquero culture.
43 Craftsmen Gene Klein turned his interest in horses and cowboy gear into a career as a silversmith.
51 Reviews Read about a new book on the paintings and films of the American West; a children’s story featuring Roadie the Ranch Dog; and a CD from singer-songwriter Doug Figgs. 

Staff's Favorite Quotes 

Christine Hamilton, Editor
“People might drive through Rocky Mountain National Park, but to go through it on a horse gives them way more appreciation for what it is.” —Randy Palmer, “Wandering the Weminuche"

Susan Morrison, Managing Editor
“There’s no sense getting a war you can’t win, especially with a horse the size and strength of Brutus. He didn’t always go in the direction I wanted, but I tried not to let him know that. Sooner or later, we would get to where we needed to be.” —Todd Adams, “Brutus’ New Job”

Jennifer Denison, Senior Editor
"As the officer stamped my passport, he mentioned that his family ran cattle in southern Kazakhstan. They would welcome my visit if I made it down that way, he said. The invitation made me wonder which had more diplomatic weight in Kazakhstan: a U.S. passport or a cowboy hat?” —Ryan T. Bell, "Cradle of the Cowboy”

Katie Frank, Associate Editor
“To me, walking in the waves is just like getting [the horse] to cross a tarp or anything else they are questionable about. The waves are just another challenge, like a tarp or a pistol, and when you get them through it, the horse trusts your judgment. In the future, it is more willing to do anything you ask, even if it looks scary to the horse.” —Martin Black, “A Day at the Beach”

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