January/ February 2014

On the cover:
Professional barrel racer Sierra (Stoney) Booth is one of the many Canadian horse people who call Arizona home during the winter season. Features writer and photographer, Deanna Kristensen, spent three weeks in Arizona photographing and writing about the phenomena of the Canadian influence in the horse communities of the state.

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OUT WEST

BEST OF THE WEST
Safeguarding Alberta’s wild horses, Buck Brannaman in the foothills, a dream ranch, Facebook Feedback on the much-talked about Rodeo Girls reality show, Randa Nugent becomes Cowgirl of the Year.

FOOD OF THE WEST
Perfect porridge paired with field berries, maple syrup or whisky.

GETAWAYS
Live like locals and explore all of Fort Worth’s charm.

GEAR & STYLE

VAQUERO LORE
Exploring the buckaroo saga.

GREAT GEAR
The must-have, barrel racing leg gear of the greats.

FREEZE FRAME
There’s no shortage of equipment out there. With this new column, we’re going for “useful” too. Essential reining gear from Amanda Antifaev.

HORSE & HEALTH

SUPPLEMENTS
This month, products that promote “calm.”

MED OF THE MONTH
A commonly used anti-inflammatory corticosteriod.

IN SEASON
The protection a rhinopneumonitis vaccine offers to your mare in foal is immeasurable.

Round Pen

THE WAY TO WORK
Four different career paths from experts in the horse industry. Find one that works for you!

A LEGEND RETIRES
The elegance of a man hunter. VJV Slash leaves the arena on a nearly unrideable streak.

SHOW SCENES
A compilation of show results from across our great land of horses.

BLOODLINE BUZZ
We asked, you answered. What are your top pedigree picks for the upcoming season? This month, Stacey Huska reveals her reining choices.

CLOSING SHOT
The beauty of a winter’s day is often poignantly portrayed by the animals that playfully immerse themselves in it.

FEATURES

PETER SWALES
The maverick opens up about his heritage, his craft and his family legacy: is it in their DNA, or simply destiny? His no-holds-barred interview.

PIGEON FEVER AFTERMATH
Occurrences have increased immensely over the last decade and now, Canada can include itself in the epidemic. Here’s one owner’s story of impact.

ROMANCE ON THE RANCH
Chic western weddings mix traditional ranching elements with polished touches like horse-drawn carriages, turquoise accents and candy bars. Three couples share all their beautiful details.

THE SNOWBIRD’S GUIDE TO RIDING IN ARIZONA
Road trippin’ to the 48th state with horses in tow? We show you the best hot spots for RVs, night life and riding utopias. Plus, tips on buying into Arizona real estate and nine obscure facts of desert