ON THE COVER
Justin Lawrence and Dualin Stargun work a cow near Alzada, Montana. Learn the benefits of pasture training on page 48. Photograph by Jennifer Denison.
In This Issue
THE PERKS OF RANCH WORK
Cow horse trainer Justin Lawrence shares five ways he tunes his show horses while working cattle on his family’s Montana ranch.
By JENNIFER DENISON, Page 48
BUYING AND SELLING MADE SIMPLE
Buying and selling horses can be complicated—or not. Make the process easier with tips from two experts.
By SUSAN MORRISON, Page 62
For more than six decades, Joe Armstrong, PhD, has given time, expertise and heart to build a strong equine community in New Mexico and beyond.
By KATE BRADLEY BYARS, Page 68
STYLISH IN THE SADDLE
Accomplished horsemen and –women put the latest styles in Western apparel to the test.
By KATHRYN BARKEY, Page 76
Ranching Every fall, Hitch Ranch cowboys teach thousands of yearling cattle to respect the electric fences that hold them. Page 14
Young Horsemen Megan Wildermuth enjoys the adrenaline rush of showing cow horses. Page 28
Competitions The Wild Spayed Filly Futurity puts 12 select young Mustang mares in the spotlight during the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity. Page 32
Craftsmen Known for her beautiful wild rags, Doris McBride Hess also is a rancher, wife and mother. Page 37
What’s It Worth? A Frank Himelspach saddle is a unique find. Page 42
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