Western Horseman Magazine Information
ON THE COVER
Copper Penny by Mary Ross Buchholz. Read more about the painting and the artist on page 101.
In This Issue
FINDING BALANCE (page 50)
Bitting up horses is a riderless training technique used to gain softness and collection, but one that can be dangerous if done improperly. Top horsemen explain its hazards and give insights on taking a safe, humane and effective approach.
BY ROSS HECOX
RANGE ROVERS (page 60)
A Wyoming couple restores ranchlands strangled by invasive, noxious weeds by herding goats horseback.
BY JENNIFER DENISON
REHAB REVOLUTION(page 70)
Equine injuries and diseases are still diagnosed through traditional veterinary medicine. But many horses are getting back in the game quicker and stronger than ever thanks to new rehabilitative treatments.
BY KATIE FRANK
Riding Stik Horses (page 78)
For 17 years, Mike and Holly Major have lived out what it means to raise, make and use working ranch horses—and win world championships on them.
BY CHRISTINE HAMILTON
18 Women of the West A young rancher helps her family run a cattle operation in the rugged mountains overlooking the San Joaquin Valley.
28 How-To Champion roper Tyler Magnus explains proper breast collar fit.
34 Young Horsemen Mississippi teenager Shane Crawford got the cutting bug and quickly began winning world championships.
42 What’s It Worth? A vintage Mexican saddle keeps its appeal for use in parades or as a display.
48 Products Curb straps come in many varieties to fit different needs.
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Leading Off | Feedback | Backward Glance | Baxter Black
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