Life With Horses

the lone ranger

The Lone Ranger Rides Again

When Disney's The Lone Ranger opens on July 3, a new generation of fans will be introduced to the heroic Texas Ranger and his American Indian compadre. Peter Bronski interviews the main players and evaluates the enduring influence of this great character.

Calamity Jane in 1901, at the Pan-American Exposition.

First Lady of the West

Calamity Jane earned her reputation as a woman who did as she pleased. In the April/May issue of American Cowboy , author and historian Chris Enss wrote about this pistol-packin' woman of the West.

Photo Larry D. Moore

The Chuckwagon

The hardship of sleeping and eating (just surviving, really) on cattle trails were brutal. Though some modern cowboys keep to the old tradition of bed rolls around the campfire, trail technology has come along way. Today, sheep camps and modern "chuckwagons" are hooked up with sophisticated technology and plenty of luxuries.