Pete Fraser

Not all good western work is done from the back of a saddle. Sometimes it happens in boardrooms, on judges’ stands, or in the arena dirt with a microphone. Peter Fraser is a perfect example of that. He’s earned a sterling reputation, as he has judged, promoted and proclaimed both close to home and at …

Training Cattle, Part 2 of 6

It has become clear to me over the last 40 years of herding cattle, that not all movement is equal. Calm movement, characterized by a relaxed walk with heads level with or below the level of the topline, can make moving a herd very easy and enjoyable. On the other hand, panicked movement, with heads …

Chief Dan George, O.C.

Chief Dan George rose from residential school to be lauded as an internationally renowned poet, Academy Award-nominated actor and the man who, in 1967, addressed the nation and galvanized First Nations leaders and Canadians to effect change. He was born to a tribal chief and into a family of 11 children on July 24, 1899, …

The Range Cook’s “Holler”

They sing of the puncher — that knight of the range who rounds up the bellerin’ steer; Who rides at the head of the midnight stampede with nary a symptom of fear. They tell of his skill with the six-gun and rope, but nobody mentions the dub Who trails the chuck-wagon through desert and plain …