At age 45, saddle-bronc great Billy Etbauer is gunning for his sixth world title. Behind the scenes, though, the Oklahoma cowboy is shifting gears, partnering with his wife and family to raise some of the country’s top speed-bred performance horses.
Fancy loops, masterful horsemanship and great gear are just part of the allure of the Californios Ranch Roping & Stock Horse Contest. The buckaroo brotherhood and unguided stock-handling philosophies are what make it a tradition.
This Montana-based organization brings together working cowboys and weekend ropers in friendly competitions, while celebrating the ways of the…
Time off and a change of scenery prior to January’s AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Show proved just the right mix for Sixes Pick and Chance O’Neal.
"I haven't felt the need to compete since I retired," says seven-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association all-around champ Ty Murray. "I haven't missed competition or felt the need to replace rodeo with some other competitive event."
Reined-cow-horse competition pairs the skill of reining and the action of cutting in one demanding event. Three National Reined Cow Horse Association members offer their insight on going down the fence.
After three world championships and 24 trips to the National Finals Rodeo, steer wrestler Roy Duvall focuses his energies on the next generation.
At age 30, rodeo legend Ty Murray achieved his life’s ambition: winning a record-setting seventh all-around world championship. Five years into his retirement, the King of the Cowboys still has plenty of unfinished business.
Take your arena career in a new direction with Colorado horseman Mike Major’s strategies for making the right start in ranch-horse versatility.