When you visit the Young family at JY Livestock and Gathering, LLC, be sure to follow their list of barn rules, which includes a $5 fine for whinging and a telling a two-joke minimum.
According to super puncher Dale Brisby, the most cowboy thing someone can do in the rodeo arena is not ride bull, not fight a bull, not ride a bronc, rope a steer, or tie a calf — it’s pickin’ up!
To be quite honest, there are plenty of times that I would be just as happy inserting myself into the setting, rather than holding a camera.
With faith leading them, cowboys and horse owners continue to stay busy with chores, caring for livestock and checking fence.
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.
Western Horseman’s newest blogger was raised in the ranching life and is passionate about cowboy codes and stories from the West.