CFR Guide 2014

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Canadian pro rodeo fans are risk takers — most of them have held a bronc rein or the suitcase handle of a bareback rigging, had speed tearing up their eyes as they rounded the third barrel or felt the burn of the lariat and the hard stop of a great horse. They know what it’s like to …

Photo courtesy Designpics.com/Thomas Sbampato

Western Horse Guide 2014

Refresh – Rewind – Reride Is it just me, or does it seem like there is a very large percentage of Westerners travelling with their horses to winter in the U.S.? Apparently, Maricopa County in Arizona is unofficially known as “Little Canada” so that’s an indication of just how many cowboy-snowbirds rewind and set up …

On the Cosley Trail with Mountain Meadow Trail Rides bordering Waterton National Park. Photo by Frits Meyst/adventure4ever.com

Western Vacation Guide 2014

Vacation. Without a doubt, it’s one of our top ten favourite words, and an activity that we eagerly plan — sometimes starting the day after our last one! We’ve gone further afield this time — clear across the ocean in fact — and brought stories detailing the oldest horse trading fair in Europe that dates back to the 1700s; an article …

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Home on the Range: Rural Home Builders Guide 2014

Building in a rural area requires consideration of many factors that don’t usually come into play in an urban setting. The natural environment of a rural property has a considerable impact on the style, design, materials, and maintenance of a house, but with careful planning, you can build a comfortable and efficient home by working …