Cow Country Christmas Memory

The cattle and horses got fed first That was a tradition at our place Christmas in cow country Without that hectic urban pace Each of our ponies got an apple With their morning feed of oats As we hurried through our morning chores In felt pack boots and overcoats Mom served homemade eggnog Dad passed …

Ian Tyson: The Charlie Russell of Cowboy Music

  There are lots of articles written about Ian Tyson, the man and his life, but little has been said about the influence he has had on those he worked with, the music industry and the cowboy culture. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Montana artist Charlie Russell took a palette of vivid paint …

Bob Carry: The Squarest Shooter That Ever Lived

Bob Carry was described as a man of sterling qualities, a “Cowboy” in the true sense of the word — a working cowboy, who throughout his life exemplified “mind over matter” to the very highest degree, and the squarest shooter that ever lived. Bob was born on a farm at Morden, Man., in 1894. Two …

Farewell to the Horse of the RNWMP, 1918

They’ve issued us motors and cut out the horse, For this is the trend and you’ll follow the course. You twist the old crank till it spurts fire and rattles, And smells worse than a thousand trail worn cattle. You ride down the trail well booted with spur, To hurdle the culverts like any Ben …