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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 …

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Training Stock Dogs: Bonus!

Bonus Article: Problem Solving and Trouble Shooting After receiving a number of questions from readers, we decided to do one last article on problem solving and trouble shooting. Although there are many more problems that can arise, these are a few of the questions I have been asked. My dog will get on the head …