In the Magazine

A Sort of Homecoming

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: A.J. Mangum

I never would've guessed I'd be writing a column about my hometown of Maupin, Oregon. Located in Central Oregon's Wasco County, Maupin o...

Interesting Things and Stories from Out West

Date: July 23, 2014

Always the persistent "hunter of moments," our intrepid Of Note writers are constantly looking for stories that tell us not only where w...

A New Line on the Pedigree

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Melissa Mylchreest

If horseman Kip Fladland calls you "one of the premier saddlemakers" of your generation, you know you're doing something right.

Bronzes, Poetry and Tying Knots

Date: July 23, 2014

One of the culturally charming qualities of western art - and especially, western sculpture - is how it brings out those old, suppressed...

Mike Hurst’s Jambalaya

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Kathy McCraine

Recorded in 1952, Hank Williams' popular song, "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)," hit number one on the Country charts for 14 non-consecutive w...

For musician Kristyn Harris, music and horsemanship are a single discipline.

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Hal Cannon

We've all known girls who sketched horses in the margins of their notebooks, and rushed to get schoolwork done so they could go out and ...

Value Added

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Emily Esterson

The symphony of sheep might've closed the deal. Central Oregon rancher Jeanne Carver held her cell phone in the air so the caller - from...

A Tale of Two Paradigms

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Pete Healey, APF

In the last month I have been in the realm of two worlds. One was the academic setting of a university and the other was of the ignoranc...

Sports psychologist Nora Hunt-Lee helps rodeo competitors to success.

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Rod Miller

There's a word to describe Nora Hunt-Lee: champion. Her credentials as such are many: seven California high school rodeo championships (...

Fox hunting’s future might be in the wide-open spaces of cowboy country.

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Emily Esterson

Western riding and the hunt-seat discipline of fox hunting might seem products of vastly different cultures - because they are - but the...

Upcoming Clinics

Date: July 23, 2014

Ride to Live, Live to Ride

The Wildest In Europe

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Tom Russell

I was running through the streets of snowy Turin, Italy, trying to catch a train north back to Switzerland. We'd played a folk club...

Jason Rich strives to create impressionistic, yet authentic, depictions of the West.

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Jason Rich

"For me, every painting starts with the horse, the way the light catches its gesture and movement," says Utah artist Jason Rich, who spe...

A Visit With Buck Brannaman

Date: July 23, 2014

About this time last year my daughter Reata and I were discussing our upcoming first "Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping" that we were plan...

Less… Is Not Always, But Usually… More

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Reata Brannaman, Nevada Watt, Ceily Rae Highberger and Hannah Ballantyne

It is probably safe to assume that most people grew up hearing and speaking helpful little life sayings. In case you are not one of thos...

A Monument Valley Porfolio

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Kurt Markus

As I write this I can look above my laptop and see my Ansel Adams calendar, opened to April, and coincidently featuring a Monument Valle...

The Road Trip List

Date: July 23, 2014

Several issues ago - that's how we tell time around here - we celebrated Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark's 2014 Grammy win for Best Fo...

A Can Of Peaches Please

Date: July 23, 2014

Steve McQueen in Nevada Smith

Of Peppers and Cowboys

Date: July 23, 2014   |  Author: Bill Reynolds

Hard to believe a photograph of a vegetable could create a life path, but for this issue's featured photographer, Kurt Markus, it did.

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