During his years at Western Horseman, Editor in Chief Ross Hecox has visited countless cool barns. Here are some of his most memorable.
Nick Dowers, cow horse trainer and former Road to the Horse champion, works with Leroy, a big brown gelding he started at Road to the Horse 2018.
Despite visiting Palo Duro Canyon several times in recent years, photographer Ross Hecox says this special place in the Texas Panhandle always has a surprising effect on him.
Jason Pelham has become a good friend of the magazine, and maybe that’s why I’m always drawn to this photo of him moving cows in 2006 on the Spade Ranches division in the Texas Panhandle, where he still works.
Photographing the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has got to be the most action-packed shoot that I do each year.
They say cattle stay calmer when fed with a team, rather than with a tractor. And tractors get stuck and sometimes don’t start in bitter cold conditions.
Editor in Chief Ross Hecox recalls meeting reined cow horse trainer Lance Johnston 15 years ago. The California horseman just captured the 2019 Snaffle Bit Futurity open title on Here Comes the Boon.
The Hitch Ranch in the Oklahoma Panhandle offers endless opportunities for authentic, punchy photographs.