Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping 2014

Editor’s Note 10/1/14: We’re excited to be attending this event! Please take a moment between watching the houlihan’s, del viento’s, and turnovers fly to saunter over to our booth and visit awhile. It’s always great to catch up with our readers in person and we hope to see you there. — Emily The 2nd Annual Wrangler Buck Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping will be held October 24, 25 & […]

Meet Trinity Seely

Trinity Seeley’s first album (the self-titled CD, “Trinity Seely,”) was released in 2011 and is often described as depicting the cowboy lifestyle from a cowgirl point of view. It’s no surprise Trinity enjoys a knack for writing and recording songs relating intimate details of the western ranch/cowboy/buckaroo lifestyle. This cowgirl’s own experiences span from a […]

Finding A Trail Horse – Roundtable Discussion with Bryan Neubert and Harry Whitney

Written by Tom Moates Picking the right trail horse is never a trivial consideration. It is a very important decision and packs plenty of gravity for anyone. A good fit between horse and rider makes all the difference between many enjoyable trail riding experiences, or, well…the opposite. Lacking experience with horses makes the job doubly […]

The Second Annual Horsemen’s Re-Union

Written by Tom Moates What began as an off-hand remark quickly snowballed into a full fledged, major league colt starting event—one which is now about to be held for the second time. On April 15-20, 2013, the California Mid-State Fairgrounds in Paso Robles, California again will be the home of the Horsemen’s Re-Union. (www.horsemensreunion.com ) […]

Early Californios Skills of the Rancho

Written by Tom Moates “Now we have a new association which is the Californios Bridlehorse Association, which is a 501c3 nonprofit,” says the group’s founder, Bruce Sandifer. “We’re going to be putting on the Early Californios Skills of the Rancho through that organization.” In just a few weeks, the first annual Early Californios Skills of […]

Wade Black – Training For The Cross

Written by Tom Moates This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.69 – Subscribe Today! Cowboy, colt starter, horse trainer, and rough stock rider Wade Black could steer his equine career in a wide range of directions. In recent years, he has developed a business and website called, Training for the Cross (www.trainingforthecross.com), which […]

Neubert Brothers – Update

Written by Tom Moates This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.68 The last issue of Eclectic Horseman featured a story on the Neubert brothers, Jim and Luke, profiling their unique experience of criss-crossing America for many years working as professional contract colt starters. It also provided a series of photos of them working […]