May/June 2014

 

Cover cowboy Jake Vold is currently the top bareback rider in the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association standings and is sitting sixth in the world.

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Features

SUPERLATIVE SUTHERLAND
Chuckwagon king Kelly Sutherland talks candidly about the challenges of a full-time career in his profession and reveals his grim outlook for the sport’s future if action is not taken.

TURNING THEM OUT
Pasture breeding has its economical advantages but in a day and age of too many unwanted horses, considerable forethought must first go into the pros and cons of this breeding practice.

RODEO AT WHAT COST?
Three top competitors reveal how financially tough rodeoing professionally can be – and the perks the lifestyle offers that money cannot buy.

SOMETHING LIKE A PHENONMENON
Jim Anderson of Strathmore, Alberta, made all kinds of headlines when he went from Wild Card to World Champion at the 2014 Road to the Horse, and then subsequently also named the first contestant to be invited to next year’s event which will feature a $100,000 purse – making it the richest colt starting competition in history.

THE TRUE COST OF OWNERSHIP
As many know, the initial purchase of a horse is often the least expensive part. We’ve recently crunched the numbers – here are 10 things you may or may not have realized about the cost of owning an equine.


Out West

BEST OF THE WEST
The endless possibilities of horses, an Alberta dream ranch with ties to the famous Ford family and a blog about Saddlebreds that should strike a nerve with the entire horse industry.

FOOD OF THE WEST
When the concession has left you yearning for more, here are some ideas for curried chicken salad and guacamole to beat the deep-fried calories of a show’s fast-food stand. Plus, a wild west margarita perfect for entertaining guests.

GETAWAYS
As a lavishly dressed onlooker in Millionaire’s Row or front and center in the infield, there are many different ways to enjoy the Kentucky Derby.

GOOD WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
Senior wealth advisor Heather Hudson helps clients find financial freedom and procures her own stress management atop a cutter.


Gear & Style

WESTERN STYLE
Beaded tack makes a bold statement and perfectly reflects an individual’s stellar style.

FREEZE FRAME
From batwing chaps to conservative colors, Brenda Batty discusses her go-to equipment for success in the cutting pen.

VAQUERO LORE
Braided or twisted we delve into all the marks of a great reata, the original ranch rope.

PRODUCT PROFILE
The revolutionary dust reducing benefits of Whoa Dust.

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
This month we kick off our new product feature! A cardinal grouping of fantastic western finds.


Horse & Health

IN SEASON
The significant advantages and disadvantages of pasture breeding.

HOW-TO
Polo wraps offer numerous benefits to guard against injury but when done incorrectly, they can cause serious issues. A step-by-step guide fro wrapping correctly.

 

Round Pen

PRIVATE LESSON
Legendary horseman Ted Robinson gives us the goods on getting into the boxing class, a division growing exponentially in popularity.

FUTURITY ROAD
A schooling day for each of Dustin Gonnet’s up-and-coming cutting prospects.

BLOODLINE BUZZ
A stallion owner himself, pedigree man Neil Darroch of Saskatoon, SK, chats with WHR about notable foundation, speed and cutting bloodlines in his area.

PURSUITS OF THE WEST
Game changer, Laurie Thompson treads new terrain with her Twisted Terrain Park in Hope, BC. Plus, two noteworthy equi-business tech savvy developments.

HORSE POWER
Owner Darcy Geherman tells us about the future and never-ending heart of Annie’s Cat.

CLOSING SHOT
Jimmy Anderson and “Smoky” take a quiet break away from the limelight. Photo by Dainya Sapergia Western Lifestyle Photography.