Western Horseman December issueDECEMBER 2018

ON THE COVER

Singer-songwriter Trinity Seely shares her life through music. Photo by Erik Petersen. Read more on page 58.

In This Issue

’TIS THE SEASON
The holidays are a time for Trinity Seely and her family to reflect on and celebrate their ranching lifestyle, and this year the release of her latest CD.
By JENNIFER DENISON, Page 58

THE BREAKTHROUGH
When a talented but volatile horse seemed impossible to ride, his bleak future turned bright after Canadian horseman Jonathan Field thought outside the box and gave the gelding a second chance.
By KATIE FRANK, Page 68

SCORING HORSEMANSHIP POINTS
Whether competing in a colt-starting contest such as Road to the Horse or working with your own horses, progress is achieved through feel, timing, demeanor and communication skills. Here, four respected horsemen discuss how they judge those elements of good horsemanship.
By ROSS HECOX, Page 86

BIG ISLAND COLTS
On Hawaii’s Parker Ranch, gritty young horses are started under saddle each summer. My family and I have the privilege of handling the job.
By KELLI NEUBERT, Page 76

  RIDE WEST 

Women of the West Day-working and showing in cow horse events help Kelli Bast achieve her dreams. Page 16
Living the Dream Luke Daugherty finds simplicity in the life of a ranch hand in West Texas. Page 24
Backcountry
To evaluate whether horses can cross mountains or boggy soil, first consider their feet. Page 30
Good Horses
When a university mascot goes lame, a steady ranch horse saves the day in Texas. Page 40
Culture
Traditional Cowboy Arts Association members collaborate on a unique saddle. Page 50

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