ON THE COVER
Photographer John Langmore and filmmaker Bud Force captured footage of T.J. Roberts, manager of the Tongue River Ranch in Paducah, Texas, for the new documentary film Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait. Photo by John Langmore. Read more on page 58.
In This Issue
Using hobbles goes beyond keeping horses from wandering off when no hitching rail, rigid fence or stout tree can be found. They teach horses to stay calm and collected whenever they get in a bind.
By ROSS HECOX, Page 68.
DEEP INTO THE WEST
A new documentary film that will premiere this year uncovers the real-life risks and rewards of today’s big-outfit cowboys.
By JENNFER DENISON, Page 58
MAKING A FOREVER HORSE
For horseman Mike McEntire, training a truly broke horse means more than earning a paycheck in their futurity and derby years. He instills skills that last a lifetime.
By KATIE FRANK, Page 74
AT THE ROOT
The quality and fit of a saddle rely on the art and science of its tree. Become more saddle savvy by taking time to grasp some saddletree basics.
BY CHRISTINE HAMILTON, Page 82
Ranching Generations of experience are behind the Pitzer Ranch pasture-breeding program Page 14
How-to Utah trainer Zeph Schulz teaches his horses to understand bovine behavior outside of the arena. Page 18
Backcountry Even the best-prepared parents can find plenty of adventures with their children on pack trips. Page 26
Rodeo Mississippi’s Tyler McNair travels thousands of miles to show there’s more to Miss Rodeo America than wearing pretty clothes and waving at the crowd. Page 40
ProductsProtective boots come in a variety of styles for different circumstances. Page 56
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