January/February Sneak Peek

Jan2015coverThe first of our 2015 issues is on newsstands now. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in it. (If you’re not a subscriber, you’re really missing out – subscribe here, and in the meantime look for it on your local newsstand.)

As you can get from our cover, trainer Martin Black captured our attention for this issue. Jenn Webster begins the first of a three part series with the holistic trainer and Dr. Stephen Peters. Pairing neurochemistry with horsemanship, we examine the groundbreaking convictions of these two thinkers.

jfweddingThe new look for western weddings is natural, repurposed, hot pink and turquoise. How the renaissance of old barns, burlap and country charm helps solidify new vows is front and central in our fourth annual Western Weddings edition.

jfloghomeMore western culture in the form of his understated log home of rodeo-goers Mike and Emily Solberg that both exudes modern luxury and whispers about their deep western heritage.

jfdreamhomeOr, check out this issue’s dream home, an extravagant equestrian property in the lower mainland of British Columbia.

Photo by http://photog.have-dog.com.

Photo by http://photog.have-dog.com

It’s breeding season. Check out these six equine advances in the equine breeding industry that are opening up doors for all breeders.

jfshowresultsBest of the West featured include Aaron Roy’s triumphant return, how the high cost of cattle may affect our bovine-driven disciplines in 2015, arena builds and other industry news.

Photo by Covey Moore.

Photo by Covy Moore

Our newest blogger, Miss Rodeo Canada, Katy Lucas reports on Canada’s pinnacle rodeo and how the $1.5 million in prize monies was paid out to top cowgirls and cowboys.

jfEightMile2014 was the year of the Metallic Cat’s when it came to the auction ring. Our High Sellers piece showcases a collection of high selling horses from some of the most prominent western performance horses sales across North America.

jfEXCA_CanadianGroup_2EX6424_MarilynMerrickPhotographerAlso, results from the superlatively successful Canadian contingent at North America’s Extreme Cowboy Championships.

A medley of career options for students looking to pursue an equine-related vocation awaits in the Careers in the Horse Industry Special Advertising section.

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Photo by http://billiejean.roughstockstudio.ca/#!/index

And, for you riding snow-birders, a look at the quaint cowboy town of Wickenburg, a not to be missed Arizona destination.

ModernArmitasFinally, for those who believed the leggings of today resemble those the vaqueros once upon a time wore, Vaquero Lore columnist, Rod Honig teaches us that is more a myth than a reality. Still, we love our modern armitas, don’t we?

Enjoy the read, and if you need to get one in your hands, order it here.

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