living west

Western Homestead: Your Spring Checklist

March brings us the first day of spring, which means it’s time to get your home and ranch ready for that spring rush.

Camp John Marc

With horseback riding, archery, fishing, zip-lining, ropes courses, and more, this summer camp in the Texas Hill Country offers camaraderie and outdoors fun to kids living with physical challenges and chronic illness.

Katharine Ross Loves — And Paints — Horses

The lifelong equestrian (and lifelong love of Sam Elliott) paints her passion with a life-size statue to benefit Return to Freedom mustang sanctuary.

The Well-Heeled Horse

Like ours, horses’ feet can hurt after a long day. But thanks to farriers, many enjoy a regular pedicure and sport the equivalent of Italian-made boots — hot shoes straight from the forge.