Williams-ColinCowboy Prospect

Colin Williams
Colin describes himself as part-time writer and full-time cowboy prospect. His Cowboy Prospect series takes a humorous look into his relationship with a lifelong cowgirl and his evolution into living a life with horses. Colin and his wife, Paula, share their farm with a couple dogs, cats and, of course, the horses.



BartonThe Cutting Corner

Tracy Barton

Tracy Barton is a member of the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) Rider’s Hall of Frame and has been a professional cutting horse trainer for over twenty-five years. He has consistently ranked among the top cutting horses trainers and exhibitors in the world having won over $2.2 million in NCHA earnings. He is a two-time World Champion and a two-time National Champion. He is a 32-time Congress Champion, a winner of 147 affiliate championships and a 3-time Augusta Futurity Reserve Champion.


Faught-DawnInto the Sunset

Dawn Faught
Dawn Faught, freelance photographer and writer, also farms with her husband, Steve, and son, Kyle, near Amenia, ND. She is an avid horsewoman who enjoys riding her horses through the rugged badlands of North Dakota, along with taking pack trips through Montana, Colorado, and other wilderness areas. Her writing and photography has taken her across the country to places of astounding beauty and fascination. She enjoys covering subjects, such as equine and western lifestyles, personal profiles, historic hotels, and travel destinations. A member of Outdoor Writers Association of America, Dawn was honored by receiving the 2012 Excellence in Craft award in both writing and photography. or e-mail:


Cheyenne-WilsonNative Cowgirl

Cheyenne Glade Wilson
Cheyenne Glade Wilson ranches with her husband, Shane, and their son, Stone, on the Pine Ridge Reservation near Oglala, South Dakota. Besides writing, Cheyenne is also a business owner, poet, and blogger. She enjoys blogging about ranch life, rodeo, recipes, and other topics. You can check out her blog at and on her Facebook page. She may be reached (605)891-1827 or email




Yost-RodPutting the Pedigree to Work with Rodney Yost

Rodney Yost
Rodney Yost is a 4th generation South Dakota rancher on his family’s Broadaxe Ranch. He started training ponies at the age of 10, and trained his first horse at the age of 13. Since then, he’s become one of the top horse trainers and clinicians throughout the Midwest. His unique training style and sense of humor have made him a sought after horsemanship clinician throughout the United States and Canada.



Dean-NastelTails & Tales

Nastel Dean
Nastel Dean ranches with her husband and daughter in Upton, Wyo. When she doesn’t have too many irons in the fire, she writes about trials and tribulations of the western and cowboy life, where there are always stories to tell.




Schaack-TimTim Schaack’s Training Tips

Tim Schaack
Tim Schaack started his first colt at the age of 12 and by the age of 14 the neighbors were sending him colts to start. Tim is now in business training horses with his sons near Edgemont, S.D. They start colts, rope horses and cow-horses along with show horses for the public. Tim also instructs clinics on colt starting, cow-horse training and horsemanship. If you have any questions for Tim, you may reach him at 605-484-9714 or by e-mail at You can also visit his web site at



Goodnight-JulieTrainer’s Corner

Julie Goodnight
Julie travels the USA sharing her no-nonsense horsemanship training with riders of all disciplines. Whether you ride English, Western, dressage or trail ride, Julie’s “Classic Skills for a Natural Ride” teaching helps you feel more confident in the saddle and helps you understand the “whys” of horsemanship. She’s experienced in dressage and jumping, racing, reining, cow-horse, colt-starting, and wilderness riding. You’ve probably seen her articles in Horse & Rider, The Trail Rider and many other horse publications. She and her husband Rich Moorhead live in the mountains, near Salida, Colo. Both love versatility ranch horse competitions and riding cow-horses.