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Quarter Strap Wrap: Slick & Simple

If it serves a purpose and it’s simple, then chances are we’ll try it. This simple but effective idea of the quarter strap wrap solves two potential problems you may experience with your team. It works well, particularly in fly season, if you have a horse that kicks over a quarter strap while he is …

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Ty Taypotat

When the fireworks exploded in Rexall Place for the opening of the 2015 Canadian Finals Rodeo it was almost “old hat” for Ty Taypotat. It was the fourth time he had earned his spot in Canada’s greatest rodeo. But it was the first time the roughstock rider had been the feature of a documentary. The Regina, Sask., cowboy is an anomaly. He …

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How to Tie a Mecate

A mecate (meh COT eh) is a rein made of a single length of rope, about 20–25 feet long, usually of twisted horsehair. Mecates are used on hackamores and snaffle bits. The bosal (bow SAL) is carried on the horse’s head by a headstall, sometimes called a bosal hanger or, more often, a hackamore. Once …

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Inspiring Women of the West

Here are some of the West’s courageous, compassionate, shoot-for-the-moon women, who each give back to their community, sport and animals with a passion that is inspirational. Living Each Day to the Fullest Nancy Csabay, Taber, Alta. Talk about a comeback. When six-time Canadian Finals Rodeo qualifier, Nancy Csabay received a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2013, the 47-year-old cowgirl chose a radical bilateral mastectomy and then went about …