September/ October 2013

On the cover: Michele King is a Red Deer, Alberta based photographer specializing in equine fine art and western lifestyle images. Find more of her work online at, or at Different Strokes Art Gallery in Olds, Alberta.

Price: $5.95


Embrace Your West
The results are in! The winners of the Western Horse Review photo contest are named.

Heartbreak in the Water
The stories of three Albertan families who went head to head with the flood waters of 2013 and came out the other side with a new appreciation for life and their livestock.

Barrel Racing Biomechanics
National Finals Rodeo barrel racer Lee Anne Rust explains how to execute the perfect barrel turn.

Fall Sale Guide
Find the best place to search for your next prospect or finished horse to complete your string.

Out West
Professional photographer Sally Rees guides you through the proper techniques for taking a great profile shot of your horse.

Empty Saddles
The Canadian cow horse community mourns the loss of a passionate cowboy.

Food of the West
Gather an armful of fresh fall apples for the perfect after dinner treat.

Real Lives of Trainer’s Wives
A Saskatchewan woman is her husband’s best cheerleader and the head of a hard working family.

Western Home
This humble prairie home boasts rare collections and bursts with western flair.

Gear & Style
Product Showdown
The best in winter blankets to keep your horses in top shape through the cold months.

Bit of the Month
Glenn Stewart explains what tool he uses to keep his horses soft by avoiding common bitting mistakes.

Horse & Health
The complete what and the why of adding supplements to your horses diet. Nutrition Use this list to choose the best delicacy for your horse.

How To
Locating and detecting the digital pulse to detect injury or help assess potential soundness issues.

Med of the Month
A medication that will ease your horse’s breathing issues.

Show Scenes
A collection of happenings from across our great land of horses and competitions.

Futurity Road
A behind-the-scenes look at the gear and preparation that adds to the success of any futurity horse.

Leader Board
The queen of the young reining ring takes on the North American Junior Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Kentucky.

Good Assessments
A selection of equine practitioners.