Have you ever watched a cavalry charge, horseback escape, or mustang roundup in a movie and thought, "Hey! I have those riding skills. I could do that!" Writer Kevin Carmody spoke with equestrian stunt man Kyle Thomson about how to break into the biz.
Ladies first, take off your hat when you're inside, and mind that you say "ma'am" and "sir." With an emphasis on respect, safety, and plain 'ole good manners, the rules of cowboy etiquette have been handed down through the generations.
In the April/May 2013 issue of American Cowboy, we rounded up the 20 best rural counties in the West. So you found a place where you want to live, but how do you make your dream ranch a reality? We spoke a ranch appraiser to get some tips.
Despite the way many old Westerns dramatize it, throwing a tomahawk in combat is not a recommended tactic. (Always hold on to your weapon!) Nonetheless, throwing competitions have long been popular. Champion tomahawk-throwing expert and instructor Cliff “Awol” Hill shows how it’s done.