This emerald oasis is an island in a vast sea of prairie.
I was loping up a beautiful high mountain valley on my sturdy Quarter Horse, Scarlet Mark, with a swiftly running river off to my right and majestic snowcapped mountains surrounding me on three sides.
It’s a tricky task: managing to arrive at the trail head just as weekend warriors are vacating the site.
From California's Spanish-influenced Visalia to Arizona's practical Porter, Don King melded regional saddlemaking traditions with his own meticulous flair. In the process, he carved an innovative style and a rich saddle-making legacy.
The romance and legend of the Pony Express is a patchwork of tangled certainties and larger-than-life lies.
Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in Western Horseman’s January-February 1942 issue. For more on the Pony Express, pick up the September 2006 issue for Jennifer Denison’s “The Pony Express Paradox.
Blending stock- and draft-horse bloodlines, Oregon’s Whitehorse Ranch produces horses aimed at guest ranches, resort operations, and buyers looking for dependable, versatile mounts.
In North America, Peruvian Pasos aren’t usually thought of as stock horses, but the Twin Creeks Ranch remuda proves the versatile, gaited horses are well-suited for ranch work.
Down in Argentina, Senor Julio Falabella, who has continued the careful line-breeding program begun by his great-grandfather more than 200 years ago, might be called the father of the Falabella Miniature Horses.