Natural Horsemanship Students Published in Cowgirl Magazine

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University of Montana Western natural horsemanship students WesleyAnn Johnson and Kelly Wieman were recently published in Cowgirl magazine.

The January/February edition of the national publication includes the students’ article, “Mustang Misconceptions.”

Johnson wrote the article which includes Wieman’s photography as part of a class assignment in which students spent several days in the Pryor Mountains studying wild mustangs.

“The Experience One (X1) program gave us an in-depth understanding of our field study,” Johnson said. “The experience was eye-opening and our article assignment gave me the perfect avenue to share what I had learned.”

Montana Western is the nation’s only four-year higher education institution offering X1 where students take a single class at a time and truly experience their education through real-world, hands-on learning. 

Johnson said the article details the surprising misconceptions people have about mustang behaviors and their physical condition.

“Working with the magazine was a wonderful experience,” Johnson said. “I received valuable pointers and critiques from my teachers and classmates which helped get my work published. The whole process taught me the stages necessary to turn an idea into a finished professional-level product.”

“I was honored when WesleyAnn asked to use my photos and was surprised when it was published,” Wieman said. “Montana Western has provided me with meaningful opportunities to strengthen my skills.”

To read the full article, click here.