Horse trainer Gary Johnson explains his career as a rodeo cowboy during a roping training session at the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, Utah. (Photo by John Zsiray)

Kyann Parker, a junior at Mountain Crest, prepares her 6-year-old horse for a ride in the practice arena at the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, Utah. (Photo by John Zsiray)

Kyann Parker, a junior at Mountain Crest, prepares her 6-year-old horse for a ride in the practice arena at the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, Utah. (Photo by John Zsiray)

This cutting horse trainer explains how he teaches horses to react and move with cattle

Virgil Parker holds onto a draft horse during 4-H Horse Camp in Logan, Utah. (Photo by Eli Lucero)

Rebecca King leads a horse to a demonstration during the 4-H Horse Camp in Logan, Utah. (Photo by Eli Lucero)

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AQHA Professional Horseman Curt Pate explains why you should keep groundwork to a minimum during horse training.

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"Anytime you are with a horse, no matter if you are a daily rider, or one who just gets a chance to ride to the mailbox, you are interacting with your horse. It is all about the quality of the communication, not the quantity. Doing something right once in a while will far surpass anything done wrong more often." - Buck Brannaman, the real life horse whisperer

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COWBOY RODEO--Cowboys from the region's cattle ranches take part in the wild cow milking competition at the annual Ranch Hand Rodeo in Randolph, Utah. Workers from various ranches in the region battle for bragging rights in the event many call one of the few "true cowboy" experiences left in the west.

~ Winter Sunrise Over the Colorado River Canyons ~ Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah....

Utah, 1947– Man sitting holding his horse’s reins –Loomis Dean

A Willow Park Zoo employee feeds one of the raccoons at the zoo in Logan, Utah. (Photo by John Zsiray)

Black swans swim in a pond at the Willow Park Zoo during the "What's New at the Zoo" event in Logan, Utah. (Photo by John Zsiray)

Cache Valley is home to a large variety of high-flying raptors. Here is a red-tailed hawk taking flight from a fencepost near the Logan Airport. (Photo by John Zsiray)