Jack Brainard, of Whitesboro, Texas, has spent nearly his entire life training horses. Instrumental in the founding of the National Reining Horse Association and several state Quarter Horse associations, Brainard was inducted into the Reining Horse Hall of Fame in 2010.
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.
(This excellent article by Alex Cox ran in the New York Times on June 6, 2012.)