South Dakota’s Casey Tibbs and Idaho’s Deb Copenhaver won eight saddle-bronc-riding world championships from 1949 to 1959. Casey won six, and Deb won two. They were good friends and argued in fun, razzing each other almost constantly, although many thought they were serious.
Screen star Tom Selleck offers an exclusive look at his horses, his films, and the highs and lows of mixing Hollywood and the West.
For NCHA hall-of-famer Kathy Daughn, training cutting horses is all about building on natural talent.
Movie stock contractor John Scott, based in Longview, Alberta, is profiled in the June print edition of Western Horseman. Of the more than 100 films he’s worked on, Scott says his favorite is the 1994 World War I-era drama Legends of the Fall, which he worked on for four years with director Edward Zwick.
An old Santa Fe Railroad warehouse sits along the tracks in what looks like a forgotten corner of Colorado Springs, Colo. This aging relic of a bygone era, however, is actually home to some of the best-known names in western music, including Don Edwards, Waddie Mitchell, Rich O’Brien, Red Steagall and Sons of the San Joaquin.
National Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductee Sherri Mell, a special-education instructor and rodeo competitor, was featured in “All-Around Cowgirl” in our May issue. The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame inducted four additional members in 2004, as well.
The May 2005 feature, “Legend of the Eastern High Sierras,” profiled longtime packer and mule man Bob Tanner. Here’s more about Bob, who’s owned California’s Red’s Meadow Pack Station since 1960.
Featured in the February 2005 issue of WH, Monte Foreman was among the most influential horseman of his time. He was also a frequent contributor to the magazine. Reprinted from the May 1950 issue of Western Horseman.
When President Bush addressed the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention in Denver last February, the NCBA presented him with a custom-made, 100-percent pure beaver cowboy hat. In the course of his remarks to the association, the President pulled the hat out from behind the podium and put it on his head. The crowd cheered and the scene made national news.