March 2014

Bill COllins

On the cover:
Bill Collins and one of his beloved border collies.

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Features

WESTERN ELEMENTS
We celebrate the art of utility in rawhide, the ornate culture of silver and the magical hues of turquoise. Plus a look at some of the artisans who masterfully pair their properties with chic design.

MISTAKEN IDENTITY
One stallion, one gelding and one foal. The true story of one owner’s shocking DNA findings.

STORIES OF BILL
Loved and revered by many, Bill Collins defied stereotypes. Not only a mentor but also a visionary, helping to usher the sport of cutting into the world. We remember Bill with stories of those who have been touched by his passion and vigor for the cutting frontier.

STREAMING THE ARENA
How the digital age has collided with the horse industry. A glance at the commerce of live webcasting western performance events.

Out West

Best of the West Alberta photographer honored for her “Muse,” an American veterinarian weighs in on Canadian medication rules, Saskatchewan couple honored into the Canadian Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame, a March must-do list and it’s the end of the line for the Rafter Six Guest Ranch.

GOOD WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
The life and times of pickup man, Gary Remple. The instincts he relies on to keep rodeo contestants safe, the expenses of the job and the payoff that makes him feel richer than most.

FOOD OF THE WEST
With its sublime flavor and beautiful texture, Granola Bar Pie is the ultimate pie in a pinch.

GETAWAYS
Try an authentic Canadian “stay-cation” with a trip to British Columbia’s Kamloops Cowboy Festival.

Gear & Style

FREEZE FRAME
From Tom Balding spurs to tail extensions, western pleasure heroine Lindsay Soderberg.

Horse & Health

SUPPLEMENTS
This month we feature products that feed the horse’s foot.

MED OF THE MONTH
Got a moody mare or need to sync up a mare with a surrogate? Regu-mate might be the answer.

Round Pen

ATHLETES
Barrel racer Lynette Brodoway overcomes her personal health issues and fights her way to the top of the season with her superstar gelding, SR Root Sixty Six.

FUTURITY ROAD
A new rendition of this popular, annual feature kicks off with the introductions to the up-and-coming cutters in Dustin Gonnet’s barn.

BLOODLINE BUZZ
We asked, you answered. What are your top pedigree picks for the upcoming season? This month, David and Lisa Anderson tell us which stallions they plan to cross on their top cutting mares.

CLOSING SHOT
The tranquil life of the Alberta wild horse is beautifully captured by Duane Starr Photography.