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 …

Giddy Up with Greg Shannon

Welcome, Ivan Daines! My old pal Duane Steele and I recently had the privilegeto induct our older (and more distinguished) friend, Ivan Daines, into the ACMA Hall of Fame. Here’s an excerpt from our introduction to the Alberta Cowboy Legend: In 1966, the boy who once rode his horse to school in Innisfail attended schools …

Cattle Cait

Cait Bascom, better known as Cattle Cait, was invited to put on the sidesaddle riding demonstration alongside her mom, Lee MacLean. Cait recently restored this sidesaddle, initially made in 1890 by R.T. Frazier. The grey gelding loaned to her for the Arizona demo is Goose, owned by Scott and Alicia Adamson of Makwa, Sask.

From the Archives ~ Peter Welsh

Alberta Stampede Company By Terri Mason Peter Welsh was born in 1878 in Scotland and by 1910 he had immigrated to Canada, settling on Tudesco Farms, a former Canadian Pacific Railway property near Irricana, Alta. He soon moved to Calgary to operate the Calgary Sale Repository, one of the first livery stables in Calgary which also …