Dunrovin Staff

November & December 2017: Dancing with Canner

  Dancing with Canner by Mackenzie Cole – Photos by Mackenzie Cole Many trainers talk about working with animals as a kind of dance. In a training relationship, timing, motion, and our presence with another being are all important. Just as they are in dance. Of course, there are dog-training sports like Freestyle that capitalize…

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November & December 2017: When Bears Go to Sleep

When Bears Go To Sleep by Sterling Miller Most wildlife biologists experience great satisfaction in their careers. I’ve been particularly lucky in this regard because I was able to study species that are highly interesting. I spent 20 years researching grizzly (also called brown) and black bears in a truly remarkable setting—Alaska. SuzAnne asked me…

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November & December 2017: Crazy Horse People

Crazy Horse People by Kelli Kozak   The Santa Ana winds still blow in my hometown of Los Angeles, goading fires to even more death and destruction throughout the horse community. Had I still lived there, my horse Doc and I would have been forced to evacuate with scores and scores of others. Our last…

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July 2017: Red Heeler Puppy – Part 1

  Red Heeler Puppy – Part One by Mackenzie Cole The red heeler had one eye. The other was sewn shut and there was a scar across her nose that was swollen and black. Her ears were both cut. One had a nick almost an inch deep. They healed with a gap, which left them…

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July 2017: Jane’s Diversity with Horses

JANE OF ALL TRADES, MASTER OF…? by Jane sparks SuzAnne Miller has a talent for encouraging people to stretch; to reach outside their comfort zones. You can resist (which she doesn’t take personally!), or you can lean into the growth. When SuzAnne proposed I work with her horses on camera, and also write a monthly…

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April 2017: Returning to My True Self

Returning to My True Self by Melissa Barcroft   When I told some friends in Missoula I was going to be joining the team at Dunrovin Ranch, some were perplexed. “We didn’t know you were into horses,” they said. How strange it seemed that my closest friends didn’t know this. But when I heard the…

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April 2017: Sterling at the First Earth Day

          The First Earth Day by Sterling Miller In 1969, I was a first-year graduate student at the University of Washington taking an interdisciplinary class on the environment, which attracted students from a very diverse set of disciplines—from biologists (like me) to engineers and social scientists.  The course was taught by…

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February 2017: Kelli’s Love of Animals

Montana or Bust by Kelli Kozak On Interstate 90, as I wended my way through Washington, then Idaho, I thought a lot about the scores of souls who made the journey across this landscape in covered wagons and stagecoaches. I thought about the definition of “mountain pass.” I thought about Lewis and Clark; about getting…

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January 2017: Celebrating Nature With Hobie Hare

In August 1994 I became a “naturalized Montanan,” and some 22 years later, it is still an incredible place to call home. I was first attracted to Montana via a graduate school summer internship teaching English to international students in an outdoor setting not far from Yellowstone during the summer of 1992. The students all…

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