ON THE COVER
Toby Winters helps gather a pasture on the Hitch Ranch. Read more about the Oklahoma Panhandle outfit’s millennial cowboy crew on page 60.
In This Issue
While working on the Hitch Ranch, a young cowboy crew learns important skills that go beyond working with cattle and horses. By ROSS HECOX, Page 60.
FIGURING OUT FIT
Complex variables affect a saddle’s fit on a horse. Some simple principles can help you find a solid saddle for your horse, or solve fit-related problems. By CHRISTINE HAMILTON, Page 78
When a seasoned rope horse begins to flip his head and then refuses to load in a trailer, his owner becomes frustrated and perplexed. Is he hurting, or is he becoming “untrained?” By KATIE FRANK, Page 86
RIDING OVER THE NEXT RIDGE Wacey Marr set out after college to rodeo and cowboy on big outfits. Along the way, he gained valuable skills that help him carve his future on his family’s Alberta ranch. By JENNIFER DENISON, Page 68
How-To Kate Neubert uses groundwork to work on a horse’s responsiveness to cues, expend excess energy and create a sound mind. Page 20
Health The right pedigree, performance record and marketing plan won’t matter if you don’t have some basic ingredients in place for your sale horse. Page 30
Craftsmen Greg Gomersall builds strong, functional saddles for cowboys and ranchers. Page 40
Culture Reno Rodeo marks 100 years of catering to both cowboys and crowds. Page 46
Cowboy Tastes A festive Catalina Taco Salad adds tang and crunch to greens. Page 57
IN EVERY ISSUE
Leading Off | Feedback | Dale Brisby | Baxter Black
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