Western Horseman Magazine Information
ON THE COVER
Kurt Leininger has a tough dismount after a tack malfunction during the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. Photograph by Mary Peters.
In This Issue
LEAP OF FAITH
Rodeo photographer Mary Peters’ images reflect her appreciation for the athletes of the sport, both human and equine.
By SUSAN MORRISON, Page 60
A COMMUNITY OF COWPUNCHERS
In its 40 years of existence, the Arizona Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo has remained a wild, yet cherished, get-together for the ranching community.
By ROSS HECOX, Page 70
STRENGTH IN ALL THINGS
World champion tie-down roper Marcos Costa has made a name for himself despite challenges in and out of the arena. His tenacity comes from his family, friends and faith.
By KATIE FRANK, Page 78
A year of dedicated teamwork and decisionmaking culminates during shipping season at Charlesworth Ranch Company in West Texas.
By JENNIFER DENISON, Page 86
Women of the West Leddy Hughes is most at home horseback, prowling for cattle with a pack of good dogs. Page 16
Equine Insider The industry grapples with a federal regulation that affects professional horsemen. Page 20
Horsemanship Two Road to the Horse judges highlight moments of impressive horsemanship at the world championship of colt starting. Page 32
Rodeo Sam Houston State University’s girls’ rodeo team is one to watch at this year’s College National Finals Rodeo. Page 44
Cowboy Tastes Melt-in-Your-Mouth Ribs have a sweet whiskey glaze. Page 56
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