Western Horseman magazine April coverApril 2019

ON THE COVER

Horseman and clinician Ken McNabb, on his stallion, Stormy, rewards his Australian Shepherds Junior (red) and Mesa for a job well done. McNabb raises and works Australian Shepherds on his ranch. Photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman. Read more about cow dogs on page 46.

In This Issue

COW DOG COOL
With grit, intelligence and a strong instinct to work, stock dogs are winning the affection of a growing number of cowboys and horsemen.
By ROSS HECOX, Page 46.

A STABLE FUTURE
A community of concerned ranchers and wild horse advocates join forces with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to help the Beaty Butte wild horses in southeastern Oregon.
By JENNFER DENISON, Page 56

SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
Ward off five of the biggest threats to your horse’s health through good management practices.
By KATIE FRANK, Page 66

BLOOMING IN THE DESERT
Although she had many opportunities waiting after graduating high school, Mackenzie Kimbro chose to stay home and put her stamp on the Western lifestyle as a blogger, TV personality and rancher.
By KATE BRADLEY BYARS, Page 72

  RIDE WEST 

Ranching A horse acquires a full set of skills while working in the wagon-wheel pens at Gardiner Angus Ranch. Page 14
Backcountry
The rules of leading multiple packhorses in a string are simple, but easily forgotten. Page 28
Competitions
Rodear events put working stock dogs, horses and cattle in the spotlight together. Page 32
Craftsmen
PeeWee Peebles hand-forges one-piece bits and spurs for working cowboys. Page 37
Cowboy Tastes
Cowboy Raspberry Fry Bread is a sweet and tangy treat. Page 42

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