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Art of a Cowboy

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Since younger ranchers are beginning to come into prominence, Steve thought it would be interesting and informative to travel back to his own family's ranch in Elkhart, Kansas, to highlight his youngest brother's cattle operation. Thon's ranching experience and lifestyle has been handed down from previous generations of Boaldins and will soon be continued by the fourth generation. The 3-Point Ranch was named because it is located in the corner of three different states. Where the cattle are at any given time determines what state they are in.

Quarter horses were the subject of the third episode. The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is the world's largest equine breed registry and membership organization. To showcase the passion for the American Quarter Horse and the vast lifestyle created by the world's most popular horse, Steve and his crew travelled to the association's headquarters in Amarillo, Texas to gather information and to experience one of their main events.

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Sun Jul 26th, 7:30am

Steve and his crew are invited to experience the largest quarter horse sale in the nation. Oklahoma City is home to The Heritage Place, which the premier horse sale facility known worldwide for its motto "Where Champions are Sold." Through one-on-one interviews, Steve develops the story of how The Heritage Place began, how their system works, and how to accommodate the scores of horse buyers and sellers that visit the facility every year. Besides being a beautiful facility, The Heritage Place generates a substantial amount of money which benefits the local economy.

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Sun Jun 21st, 7:30am

Since the Art of a Cowboy show seeks to highlight many aspects of the ranching and cowboy lifestyle, Steve travelled to Minco, Oklahoma to meet up with his longtime friend and fellow artist, John Rule. Affectionately know as "John of Many Trades" by his friends, he is not only a rancher, but also an accomplished saddle maker, sculptor, and artist. During the show, Rule explains why saddles are designed as they are and demonstrates some of the intricacies of making saddles for working cowboys.

Since Steve is a third-generation rancher, he knew it would be interesting and informative to show how his brother, Mark operates a one-man working ranch. The ranch, which is located in a remote area of Kansas between Garden City and historic Dodge City, employs no other cowboys. His ingenious personally designed corral system and a special cattle chute designed by their father, Johnnie, allows Mark to successfully operate his ranch with only a little help from his wife and daughters.

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Sun Jul 19th, 7:30am

This is a very special episode which pays tribute to a passionate man who has dedicated his life to giving ailing horses a second chance. Randy Cote of Fordland, Missouri, has nearly 30 years of experience helping horses with a painful foot condition known as laminitis or founder. Without treatment and care these horses would have a very miserable existence. Because of his experience, passion, and knowledge, Randy is able to save these beautiful horses lives and give them a second chance.

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