2016 Wrangler Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping

“Last year was the third year, and each year seems to generate more spectators,” says Bill Reynolds about the annual Wrangler Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping held at the Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Center in Santa Ynez, California—a unique roping competition he co-produces with the event’s namesake, Buck Brannaman. “It also seemed to energize the competitors who […]

Come Watch! Buck Brannaman’s Sheridan, Wyoming, Colt Starting

by Alicia Byberg-Landman photos by Nicole Poyo On June 5, 2015, the first annual Invitational Colt Start took place at the Houlihan Ranch in Sheridan, Wyo. In case you missed it in the past, mark your calendar for this year’s event scheduled for June 3-6, 2021. If you are interested in starting colts or helping […]

Top of the West Horse Sale with MSU and UMW

Don’t Miss the 10th Annual Top of the West Horse Sale Saturday, April 9, 2016 At Copper Spring Ranch, Bozeman equineboostersofmsu.com   The ninth annual Top of the West Horse Sale took place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Copper Spring Ranch near Bozeman, Montana (www.copperspringranch.com). Last year, 30+ young horses were in the sale. […]

A Legacy of Learning

When the 2015 Legacy of Legends Scholarships were announced at last year’s Gathering in Fort Worth, Carolyn Hunt immediately went about finding just the right placement for each recipient. While she and Buck Brannaman cofounded the program that pairs students with horsemen who are carrying on the teachings of Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance, they […]

Starting Colts, Snaffle Bit vs. Hackamore

Round Table Discussion with Martin Black, Buck Brannaman, and Bryan Neubert. This article originally appeared in issue #81 – Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Eclectic Horseman Magazine. Learn how to subscribe. Often people use either the snaffle bit or the hackamore when putting the first few rides on a colt, but is one a better choice than […]

Before You Slip Into Your Slicker

This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No. 20 So much of groundwork is not only about preparing your horse, but helping you to be able to see when things don’t look right before you get on. If you can see the trouble and work through it, you can stay safer. If it’s summer and it’s […]

2014 Buck Brannaman ProAm Vaquero Roping Final Results

Another year is in the books! The 2014 Wrangler Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping is in the record books as the richest pay-out ranch roping in the country splitting $50,000 to the top 8 teams. The second annual event was a great success. Lots of roping and smiling faces! Look for interviews with some of the participants […]

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 & […]

Where is Your Weight?

With Buck Brannaman This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.65 We know it’s the little things that make the big difference, not only in fine horsemanship, but in staying safe in the saddle. At a recent clinic Buck demonstrated how he uses his feet to help keep in a safe position. “When I slide […]

Putting a Coil in Your Mecate

With Buck Brannaman When you are riding with a mecate, especially on greener horses, you should always be in a ready position to keep yourself out of trouble. If you’re going to the right, you’re going to want to have that coil in your left hand because if things fall apart you’re going to want […]