As a full-time cowboy, Mark Voss spends the majority of his work days horseback. Years of long hours and many of miles spent in the saddle give Voss strong opinions about the characteristics he prefers in a good ranch horse.

One week last spring, the MC Ranch buckaroos moved 1,600 head of cattle almost 70 miles. For those Oregon cowboys, the drive was nothing extraordinary because they’re horseback every day, six and seven days a week, all year long. They’re living proof that the range-riding cowboy is not dead.