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Cowboy Couture

Cowboys are taking over Las Vegas this month for the annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The 10-day event is the Super Bowl of rodeos and draws more than 100,000 attendees each year to see bareback riding,...

Prison Break

It’s late October and I’m headed to prison. Thankfully not in handcuffs and not with a horse trailer. It was tempting to bring my trailer… just in case. I’m on my way to the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in...

Silver State Gladiators

Few equestrian theatrical productions can compete with Cavalia. The Canadian company’s international touring show features dozens of beautiful horses, amazing riders and aerialists, jaw-dropping stunts, original music performed by a live orchestra, and dramatic changing sets - all under...

The Show Must Go On

In 1957, Nevada equestrians were abuzz with news of the formation of a Nevada State Horsemen’s Association. “Saddle Chatter,” a weekly column in the Nevada State Journal, mused: “There are a lot of rodeos in Nevada, but not many...

Aim True

Imagine galloping your horse, dropping your reins, lifting your bow, and letting loose an arrow into a target. Think you could do it? Mounted archery is ancient history but it is making a comeback in the modern equestrian community....

Spirit of the West

The real thing for cowboys. That’s how the New York Times described the J.M. Capriola Company store in Elko, Nevada, in an article in 1984. The same can be said today, though the store attracts just as many city...

Pony Fever

The West is more than just a region on a map. The West is a place rooted in the ideas of American consciousness. There is something romantic about its colorful cast of historical characters - cowboys, gunfighters, Indians, and...

Race to Glory

What drives a person to compete in chariot racing? Is it the cutthroat rivalry among the competitors that show up annually to strut their stuff? Is it the flashy handmade chariots? Or the costumes that the drivers sometimes don? I...

Equine 911

You’ll rarely, if ever, see Willis Lamm without a Bluetooth in his ear. He is the person to call if there is a horse in trouble, and it seems as though his phone is always ringing. From his base...
A chestnut gelding takes a hesitant step forward, then lowers his head to snort at the strange object in front of him. “Think it through,” clinician Mark Bolender says softly while the gelding’s owner nudges him to take another...

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