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The current show - #21324 Weekend of June 15th, 2013:
The Spirit of the West
The T Shirt Text says:
"We All Speak the Same Language---Horsemanship!"
This Week's guest Shlomik Raziel, The Horseman from Isreal
Hugh with the shirt after they recorded the interview for this show
Hugh's guest this week is a young man who grew up in Israel, had a lot of adventures in the Israeli Secret
Service and then spent time learning to be a cowboy in the American West. His amazing story will keep you
riveted to your radio. There's a list of beautiful songs of the west, Baxter Black, the Rangeland news and a
classic piece of cowboy poetry to go along with another hour of great radio.
Show - #21323 Weekend of June 8th, 2013:
Another week another branding. This spring has seen lots of work for the McLennan Ranch Horses and the Final
Item on the Rangeland news tells you about a situation Hugh was in just last week.
Long time rancher and horseman J Parson still runs cattle in California and Kansas and in the last few years folk
have really been taking notice of his songwriting and singing. He joins Hugh this week to talk about the story
behind one of his signature songs about the best horse he ever had and share in a fascinating conversation.
This week's classic song of the west was actually the b side of a big hit for a country music star and you get
a chance to guess what it was. Theres' the Horse Training File, the Rangeland News, Baxter Black and a fitting
piece of cowboy poetry to keep you ridin' close.
Show - #21322 Weekend of June 1st, 2013:
Hugh's young horses have been "Learning the Ropes" working at lot's of neighborhood brandings. This is "Stanley"
setting Hugh up for a long shot on two heels at the Rafter SC a couple of weeks ago.
Some great stories and conversations this week as Hugh visits with Darrell Dodds, the publisher of Western Horseman
Magazine and the legend Martin Black. The best form the world of contemporary western music and a classic song of
the west with an amazing history will keep you hummin' along and Baxter Black as a riveting story of a rancher
and a wild heifer. Horse Training advice and Rangeland news will keep you informed and enlightened.
Show - #21321 Weekend of May 25th, 2013:
Ty Van Norman in action. You'll hear some true life ranching stories from Ty on this week's show.
This week Hugh visits with a 5th generation Nevada Rancher and grandson of Ray Hunt, Tye Van Norman to talk about
calving heifers and training horses. You'll also hear from the Mane Event Trainers Challenge contenders and their
impressions of what it takes to get a colt well started in 3 days. There's the story behind a classic song of the
west that's on the top hundred western tunes of all time along with a lot of outsanding music. Baxter Black, the
Rangeland News and cowboy poetry make this another hour of great radio.
Show - #21320 Weekend of May 18th, 2013:
Hugh has been trying to hook up with the Texas Cowboy legend Buster McLaury for years. It finally
happened and you'll hear the great conversation with this great horseman, and cowboy on this show.
Buster McLaury is a legend in the world of working cowboys. Raised on the 4 sixes ranch, he spent his
life working in the saddle and earning his spurs. Hugh caught up with Buster at the Horseman's Re-union
in Califorinia and you'll hear some of his stories and his savvy insight as it applies to working with
horses and cattle. A beloved country music legend will introduce the story behind this week's classic
song of the west and there's songs from IanTyson, Gary Fjellgaard as well as the great Luke Reed. Baxter
Black examines what is necessary to keep the Spirit of the West on the air and Hugh has some helpful horse