Western Horseman magazine December 2019 coverDecember 2019

On The Cover

Santa’s Gift by Jim Rey depicts every horse-crazy child’s Christmas dream. Read more about the artist on page 44.

In This Issue

For the Noe family, ranching involves marketing strategies, innovative business ventures and utilizing natural resources to benefit others, such as providing a tranquil setting for retired horses. By ABIGAIL BOATWRIGHT, Page 54

When lifelong horsemen Frank Barnett and Martin Black reflect on their years spent training horses and teaching riders, the conversation is a harmony of common sense and good communication. By KATE BRADLEY BYARS, Page 64

Innovative competitions across the United States put adopted horses on center stage and help to change the horse industry’s conversation about equine rescue. BY CHRISTINE HAMILTON, Page 74

A Midwestern boarding school’s coltstarting program fosters faith, trust and healthy relationships in rebellious teen boys, while teaching them the rewards of hard work and the cowboy lifestyle. By JENNIFER DENISON, Page 80


Living the Dream A young couple builds their cutting and cow horse training facility on dreams, hard work and family values. Page 16
Bit Basics
A correction bit can address problem areas or create confusion, so proper application is essential. Page 28
Rodeo Seven-time PRCA All-Around World Champion Ty Murray offers superstar broncs a final resting place. Page 36
Craftsmanship Veach Saddlery in Missouri celebrates 100 years by making a commemorative saddle. Page 42
Cowboy Tastes Holiday Enchiladas with Red Sauce are a traditional Christmas meal in the Southwest. Page 50

In Every Issue

Leading Off | Feedback | Dale Brisby | Baxter Black  

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  1. Marie Lundin Reply

    Hello WH
    Our family loves western art!
    We first met Mr. Jim Rey in Durango, Colorado
    many years ago on a family road trip.
    Over the years we collected a few of his original oil paintings
    and we are happy to see he is still painting.
    Can we purchase a few copies of your December 2019
    issue with the Christmas Horse on the cover ?
    Please reply
    Marie Lundin
    cell (818)451-8241

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