Raised in Fallon, Nevada, Tia Openshaw grew up a member of the National FFA Organization and with a barnyard of different animals, from an ostrich and llama to hogs and bottle-fed calves. Though she did not live or work on a ranch, she had a strong interest in animal husbandry and agriculture.
With horses, cattle and dogs as sidekicks, this ranch hand is living her own version of Lonesome Dove. One dog is even named Newt.
Whether cooking, cleaning, branding calves or starting colts, this New Mexico cowgirl is driven by a love for horses, her family values and a clear sense of purpose.
Preserving the heritage, history and resources of her family’s 139-year-old ranch is something this Colorado rancher takes seriously.
Amid one of the worst droughts in California history, this fifth-generation rancher finds ways to sustain her cattle operation…
The rural community of Faith, South Dakota, has benefitted from having all-around hand Iris Day as a resident, and she feels blessed to be part of it.
This Oklahoma native recently realized that her dream of having her own cattle operation and producing high-quality seed-stock genetics has finally come true.
For this Wyoming ranch wife, mother and horsewoman, making the transition from rodeo and cow horse events to training ranch horses…