From the Archives ~ The Saga of Blazer

New Horse Brings Training Opportunities Originally published June/July 2011 I was close to the point of bragging about Blazer, the little paint gelding I picked up at a sale last summer. He came with some issues and I don’t think he’d ever been ridden outside of an arena, but after a couple of days at …

From the Archives ~ Great Horses by Hugh McLennan

Some are Born, Some are Made Are the best horses born that way or does it take a great trainer to bring out the best in a horse?  The answer is both. Here are a couple of examples: Jonathan Field’s amazing grey gelding, Quincy, would never have become a great horse if he hadn’t met …

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 …

From the Archives ~ Tracking Mantracker

The ultimate reality show ~ Cowboy Style   By Terri Mason Originally Published February/March 2009 Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine The premise of the popular Canadian reality series, Mantracker, is simple; two people take off into the wilds with a map, a compass and a head start. The tracker is on horseback, armed with a local guide …

From the Archives ~ Stan Jacobs

Legendary Cow Boss By Haley Rutherford originally published in October/November Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine Legends aren’t born, but are a product of both circumstance and the environment in which they live. And as such, a true legend would never lay claim to the title, but simply do what he has to do to get the …