The October issue dives deep into bloodlines with a feature article about today’s top sires in the stock horse industry (“Top 10 Ranch Horse Bloodlines,” by Ross Hecox and Susan Morrison). Then go to Argentina with the article “Horse of the Pampas,” written by Andria Hautamaki. It explores the Criollo horse breed and follows a breeder and sheep farmer in the Patagonia. “Breaking the Mold,” by Senior Editor Jennifer Denison, shines light on young craftsmen continuing traditional trades but with their own twist. Kate Bradley Byars writes about Nebraska rancher and breeder Jecca Ostrander and her horses in the article “Building the BOXO Brand.”
Don’t miss an article on the benefits of freeze branding, a how-to training article with cow horse trainer Brandon Buttars, and how miniature horses can make the best travel companions for full-size horses.