The Western Horse

Reining, cutting, working cow horse, Western pleasure, ranch sorting, team penning, trail, halter, showmanship… The foundations for these events came to the New World with the Spanish Conquistadores and were refined on the ranches and trail drives of the Old West.  The ideal “Western” horse is the American Quarter Horse, and the history of Western riding is tied firmly to the development of this breed.  The ideal Western mount is obedient, brave, cow-savvy, athletic, and light in the bridle.

“Riding is a Verb”

 Written by Daniel Dauphin Original Publish Date February 2014 Tara practicing moving Tex’s shoulders to the outside One of the…

From Zero to Sixty in Two Years: Honey Do Farms Takes Off

Written by Barbara Newtown Original Publish Date April 2014 Kori and John Schexnayder manage Honey Do Farms in Church Point,…

A Life in Horses: Chele McGauly

  Original Publish Date February 2014. Chele McGauly, a four-A AQHA judge, stands stallions, trains, and teaches in Elm Grove,…