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.
Fourth-generation chuck-wagon racer Jason Glass has a handle on the pressure that comes with driving the family’s trademark checkerboard wagon at venues across Western Canada.
Photography by John Brasseaux
Four horsewomen gather at Oklahoma’s Liberty Ranch, to see if they have the salt, seat and savvy it takes to survive one week in the cutting pen.
Like a West Texas ranch that still hauls out the wagon for brandings, the Stock Horse of Texas Association hasn't changed much, either. Oh, it's grown during the past decade-both in memberships and the number of yearly events-but it's stayed true to its roots.
They’re under 25 years old and poised to make their marks on professional rodeo. Meet the 13 young athletes you must watch in 2009.
The environment outside your arena contains all kinds of challenges for a young horse. Clinician Joe Wolter makes a point to ride toward them, using the outdoor elements to promote suppleness, balance, trust and develop common sense.
Mike Major of Fowler, Colorado, the source for "Make a Major Improvement," our September print feature on shoulder control, has spent his entire life horseback and working cattle. The ranch-raised horseman brings all that riding experience to the competitive arena and has since he was a youngster.
In this exclusive online article, Dan Byrd shares his warm-up routine to prepare your mounted-shooting horse for a stage.…