Freelance Remuda Co-Founder Kate Bradley Byars Joins Morris Media Network

The Freelance Remuda congratulates herd leader and co-founder Kate Bradley Byars on her new position as Morris Media Network Equine Enthusiast Group Editor. For the past two years, Byars focused on creating content for nearly a dozen equine publications, with a heavy emphasis on producing content for the Morris family of magazines. As of January 15, 2019, Byars now solely contributes to the multiple equine titles in the Cowboy Publishing Group of Morris Media. Moving forward, Byars will continue her role with The Freelance Remuda offering guidance on working in equine media.

Kate and her cow horse, Burn One Turn One. Photo by Ross Hecox.

Kate and her cow horse, Burn One Turn One. Photo by Ross Hecox.

An American Horse Publications award-winning freelance writer and photographer, Byars previously served as Western Horseman’s assistant editor from 2010 to 2013 before launching her own freelance business. Now, her duties include contributing writing and photography to Western Horseman, Quarter Horse News and Barrel Horse News, as well as serving as editor of the Ranch Horse News and the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s member magazine, Reined Cow Horse News.

“My first position in equine media was with Western Horseman, and my heart has always stayed with the Western-based publications. As my duties with each of the Cowboy Publishing titles grew, it was a natural fit to join the staff full time,” said Byars. “I am excited to be part of the team that produces much of the top stock horse content for the equine industry.”

As the co-founder of The Freelance Remuda, which consists of a podcast, blog and mentorship program, Byars has offered advice on kickstarting a freelance career and developing rapport with editors, along with insight on working in equine media gleaned from her background at Western Horseman. Now, Freelance Remuda followers benefit from Byars’ input from the unique perspective of the editor’s chair.

“Having Kate back on staff with Cowboy Publishing is such an asset to our Freelance Remuda community,” Boatwright said. “She’ll have great advice for aspiring freelancers on what editors need, because she is now one of those editors working with staff at multiple publications. We’re excited to bring this additional layer of expertise to our podcast, online community and mentorship clients.”

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About The Freelance Remuda
The Freelance Remuda was founded by veteran freelance professionals Abigail Boatwright and Kate Bradley Byars. Beginning with The Freelance Remuda Podcast, which explores the trials and triumphs surrounding life as a freelancer in equine media, while sharing valuable tips from equine media editors and creatives doing what they love; Abigail and Kate also offer a mentorship program for aspiring freelancers in equine media.

The dictionary lists a remuda as: re•mu•da (noun): a herd of horses that have been saddle-broken from which ranch hands choose their mounts for the day. The goal of The Freelance Remuda is to help train up a herd of professionals specializing in equine media, from which editors and businesses can hire to do great work. Find and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and for more information on The Freelance Remuda Mentorship Program, go to


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