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Ross Hecox

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Ross Hecox read his first issue of Western Horseman at age 13 and has been reading the magazine ever since. While growing up in Texas, two of Ross’ main interests were horses and writing stories. At Texas A&M University, he majored in English with a creative writing track, and minored in Journalism. However, his favorite class was an equine science course in which students each started a 2-year-old under saddle.

Upon graduation, Ross began working for the Paint Horse Journal. After a two-year stint at the National Cutting Horse Association, he accepted a job as editor of Performance Horse magazine. In 2006, he began working for Western Horseman.

Ross and his wife, Amye, and their son, Drew, live in Weatherford, Texas. They have two horses and a handful of cows.


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.