ON THE COVER
Coliseum Cowboy, a mixed-media artwork by Western Horseman Art Director Ron Bonge, depicts a working cowboy building his loop during a ranch rodeo in the iconic Will Rogers Coliseum, the main stage for premier events at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Go to westernhorseman.com for more on the creation of the art.
In This Issue
HIT THE STOCK SHOW
Road Compiled by Western Horseman staff Livestock shows offer a classic American experience. Find one near you with our calendar of coming events, and learn about six different shows that put horses in the spotlight. National Western Stock Show Page 44, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Page 46, Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo Page 48, Dixie National Livestock Show & Rodeo Page 50, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Page 52, Grand National Livestock Expo, Horse Show and Rodeo Page 56.
It’s a win-win for cities, businesses and the ag industry when the stock show comes to town.
By CHRISTINE HAMILTON, Page 62
BANKING ON THE FUTURE
Livestock shows give a big financial boost to their communities and youth exhibitors through scholarships and grants. By SUSAN MORRISON, Page 66
Horse Sales The buzz is all about ranch horses at stock show sales. Page 18
How-To Mustang trainer and specialty act Bobby Kerr prepares his horses for public appearances with three simple desensitizing strategies. Page 22
Arenas Two ranchers and Quarter Horse breeders discuss how ranch competition has enhanced their horse programs. Page 28
Rodeo “Super Tuesday” team roping draws pro and amateur ropers alike to the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo in Odessa, Texas. Page 30
Western Art Art exhibitions at stock shows offer creative interpretations of the Western lifestyle and foster emerging artists. Page 32
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