Ranchers benefit from allowing hunters on their land in many ways. Nevertheless, hunting season makes us cowboys and cattlemen a little edgy. Trotting to the backside of a pasture, I hear a shot. Instinctively, I hunch down, hoping nobody’s throwing…
Despite a lack of resources, rancher Mike Miller successfully transitioned from part-time bronc rider to reined cow horse trainer more than 20 years ago. Now, the Wyoming cowboy is riding the success of Playboys Buck Fever—and his foals— to new heights in the sport.
Rather than pulling and kicking to get a horse to stop and roll back through a turn, California cow horse trainer Clayton Edsall utilizes a simple drill that uses the fence to sharpen his horses’ movement.
Two top competitors — one a roper, one a cow horse competitor — have found that their friendship has also improved their horsemanship.