4-H Generations

This photo is a testament to the strength of 4-H families (and the resiliency of hand-knitted wool.) Pictured is rancher and rodeo stock contractor Doug Richards of Cochrane, Alta., his grandson, Colt, and Colt’s dad (Doug and Jill’s son) Billy. What is remarkable is the sweater worn by Colt; it has now been passed down …

Art of the Cowgirl

Clear Arizona sunshine beckoned a wealth of Canadian cowgirls to the Art of the Cowgirl, a celebration of women and the Western industry of horses, riding, training, music, art, traditional cowboy arts and ranch rodeo. The Canadian prairies were well-represented in the arena with the Eagle Hill ranch rodeo team, sidesaddle clinician (and writer) Lee …

Empty Saddles

A friend to many and known to all, in the cowboy world Norbert was perhaps best known for his equine and travel photography. An enthusiastic promoter and photographer of cowboy poetry, haying with horses, and the wilderness of his beloved Fort St. John, B.C., region, Norbert’s imagery was frequently published in many international publications, including …

John Swales ~ He Did it Again!

Congratulations to John Swales who earned the title of National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) World’s Greatest Horseman. This is the second time the Millarville, Alta., horse trainer has won this hotly contested competition. Held at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Swales rode Metallic Cat Rose (Metallic Cat x Teletrona x …