April 2014

On the cover: Real life horse person Chelsea Cunningham illustrates the fashion of the working cowgirl.

On the cover:
Real life horse person Chelsea Cunningham illustrates the fashion of the working cowgirl.

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Features

RANCH REVIVAL
Inspired by ranch life these fashion forward outfits are as utilitarian, as they are beautiful. With authentic western allure, our spring fashion feature is charmingly brought to life by WHR’s own, Dainya Sapergia.

SOUNDBITES
From osteoarthritis to environmentally friendly feeding: a compilation of the best pointers picked up at this year’s Horse Breeders and Owners Conference.

THE NEXT CHAPTER: AARON ROY
Following a horrific accident, this talented and courageous young bull rider tells us of his plans for the future. Following a horrific accident, this talented and courageous young bull rider tells us of his plans for the future.


Out West

BEST OF THE WEST
An ode to all the ranchers who have endured this difficult winter, our April must-do list, a New Hampshire Dream Ranch, Facebook feedback concerning Lyle Lovett sitting atop a roped calf, and a poignant blog about New York’s carriage horses and their “protectors.”
GETAWAYS
Leave your heart in Hawaii with these choose-your-own-adventure experiences, tailored perfectly for the equine lover.
GOOD WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
 
Equine therapist, Kathy Butkovic, tells up straight up about the realities of self employment in the horse business.
FOOD OF THE WEST
Dates, goat cheese and cornbread merge together in perfect harmony in the Macho Salad. Part leafy dish, part hearty fare, you can confidently call this one “Man Food.”


Gear & Style

EMBRACING THE CHILCOTIN
Complete with a million dollar view of the Chilcotin River, this dream log home gives a nod to 130 years of pioneer history.
VAQUERO LORE
Decoding the Spanish spade bit.
FREEZE FRAME
World Champion barrel racers Sherry Cervi discloses her top competition tack.


Horse & Health

IN SEASON
Understanding how vaccines provide protection against disease and which shots provide the best immunity (for your money) in Canada.
SUPPLEMENTS
The best broodmare extras for pre-partum, lactation and post-foaling periods.

MED OF MONTH
The benefits of Cepesedan for “fractious” horses.


Round Pen Round Pen

BLOODLINE BUZZ
Garth Gardiner of Gardiner Quarter Horses in Ashland, KS, is a prominent stallion owner. This month he speaks openly with WHR about breeding to outside genetics.
FUTURITY ROAD
The inner workings of the Gonnet barn and the team it takes to build champion three-year-old cutters.
HORSE POWER
A horse with the most heart. FC Guys Prime Time’s path to rodeo glory.
HOW-TO – CRACK A WHIP
C’mon, you know you want to!
HIGH SELLERS
Some of the highest selling prospects of late 2013 and the concepts they incorporated to introduce big money to sales events.
CLOSING SHOT
Marrying spectacular acrobatics with equestrian arts, Odysseo is a feast for the eyes and a celebration for the soul.