Highlights from the road
The Champions. PRCA photo by Guardipee

The Final Results & My Typing Finger is Sore - with Tom Reardon

Dec 13, 2020 - Maple Creek, SKWe’re going in the right direction. It’s not long ago I had to drive ...

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Round 10 Draw & has the Inquiry Started? - with Tom Reardon

Dec 12, 2020 - Maple Creek, SKHold my popcorn while I watch this.If you have been watching the whole shebang, ...

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Round 9 Results & Thank You - with Tom Reardon

Dec 12, 2020 - Maple Creek, SKNevada Said "No Dice"When the whole world stopped spinning around about the end of ...

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Round 8 Results & The French Judge - with Tom Reardon

Dec 11, 2020 - Maple Creek, Sask.I'’m dating myself, so for anyone under 40, the ‘French Judge’ goes back to ...

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Round 8 Draw and Did You See That? - with Tom Reardon

A rank bunch of eliminators today!In the bares:Orin Larsen has Beutler & Sons Redigo. That horse was in the re-ride ...

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From the Archives ~ Aloha, Pipi Wahine!

Paniolo on the Parker Ranch by Terri Mason It was an outwardly innocent gift turned disastrous that gave rise to not only a unique culture, but one of the largest cattle ranches in the U.S. – the Parker Ranch of Hawaii. Ancient Hawaii boasted no large land mammals, but in 1793, Captain George Vancouver presented …

Heartland ~ Filming in a Pandemic

By Bill Borgwardt When CBC announced in early May that the popular western lifestyle, family value series, Heartland, had been renewed for an unprecedented 14th season, the producers, cast and crew were elated. Still, there was also consternation as to how the production could proceed with the entire world shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. …

National Film Board ~ Cattle Country by Beth Zinkan

This short 1944 documentary offers a portrait of ranching in the foothills of southern Alberta. Exciting scenes of great herds being rounded up and moved to summer feeding grounds suggest the large scale on which this business is run, while segments on spraying, feeding and shipping illustrate some of the less dramatic jobs involved in …

WINTER FEEDING ~ Devil’s Head Ranch

“Well, I guess the easiest way I can explain it is that I’m not just in the business of raising rodeo stock. Our main objective is to continue to raise natural, sustainable grass/pasture. Healthy and productive livestock is a by-product.”  Doug Richards, Owner Devil’s Head Ranch We have a lot of native grass here in …