ON THE COVER
Where Skill and Courage Meet by Clark Kelley Price. Read about the art and the artist on page 101.
In This Issue
STORIES IN THE SILVER
Behind every bright cut in Scott Hardy’s silverwork is the drive of an old-world craftsman devoted to the new-world West.
By CHRISTINE HAMILTON, Page 64
A unique roundup on an island in the Great Salt Lake challenges horses and riders from all walks of life.
By BENJAMIN BOMBARD, Page 72
WILD COWBOY TALES
Apache Adams has lived the cowboy life full steam ahead. Somehow he has survived to tell about it.
By ROSS HECOX, Page 82
BIG SKY BLOOD
After more than 50 years in the horse business, Ashley Quarter Horses has refined its breeding program by crossing foundation, cow horse, performance and running blood to produce versatile horses.
By JENNIFER DENISON, Page 56
Women of the West Third-generation rancher Erica Valdez juggles working, parenting, and raising horses and cattle. Page 18
How-To Ranch dogs can benefit from well-rounded training that keeps them safe around horses and other livestock. Page 20
Arena All-Stars Genuine Masterpiece took an extended break from the show pen, but returned in great form with a new owner and rider. Page 32
Insights Former Western Horseman editor Pat Close has an enviable perspective on the horse world. Page 38
Good Reads The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association marks its 20th anniversary with the publication of a book. Page 52
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