May/June 2013

Western Horse Review March 2013

On the cover:
A young cowboy portrays a beautiful juxtapose between the modern and the traditional. Photo by Madeline Scott. See more of Scott’s work at her Facebook page: M. R. Scott Photography 

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Young Guns

Our country abounds with young talent; here are our picks for the Top 25 under 25 who are moving and shaping the equine industry.

Ranch Wisdom

Astute words from a rancher and blogger will leave you with a beautifully simplified spin on raising your own children, rancher or not.

Build a Better Barn

Tips from a professional to make the building of your new stable progress smoothly by avoiding cutting six very important corners.

Home Sweet Home 

A collection of horse properties that are sure to pique your interest if you and your herd are looking for a change.

Out West


A subculture emerges during the third weekend of June in St.Aime des Lacs, Quebec.

Food of the West

The time has finally come to warm up the grill and enjoy the perfect barbecue.


Krista Kay gives some timely advice on photographing your graduate with drama and beauty.


Canadian artist Tim Hus discusses being influenced by Stompin’ Tom Connors and staying true to small town Canada.

Whats On Your Wall 

Take a small peek into the collection of famed equine artist Adeline Halverson.

Real Lives of Trainer’s Wives

Trained in dance as a young girl, this trainer’s wife has come along way to a successful place in the working cow horse industry.


The straw hat is the quintessential summer accessory for style, comfort and function.

Gear of the Month 

Al Dunning reviews his go-to piece of training equipment.

Product Showdown

Keep your horse’s feet in optimal condition through the summer months with these hoof dressings.

Horse & Health


Stage three labour, explained.

Alternative Therapies 

How equine myofascial release can benefit both your recreational and competitive horse.

Med of the Month 

Helping your horse cope with an all too common ailment; the gastric ulcer.

Health Update

Why the industry is moving towards microchips in competitive equines.

Round Pen

Ten Things You Didn’t Know… 

A myriad of interesting facts you might not know about mounted shooting.

Futurity Road 

The training escalates and horses begin to peak as futurity season draws near.

Starting Fresh 

Liberty trainer Dan James explains the benefits of achieving a solid foundation with your horse on the ground.

20 Years 

What are we going to do about decreasing youth involvement in the horse industry? Frank Merrill has some ideas.