Ian Tyson: The Charlie Russell of Cowboy Music

  There are lots of articles written about Ian Tyson, the man and his life, but little has been said about the influence he has had on those he worked with, the music industry and the cowboy culture. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Montana artist Charlie Russell took a palette of vivid paint …

Rolling Hills Home

The wide veranda and sprawling wooden walkway stairs with their horseshoe-hung pole railings welcome visitors to Dale and Lacey Pfahl’s home in Rolling Hills, Alta. It’s obvious that these ranchers are lovers of horses and Western art. Their home is not only a museum of original art and antiques, it is also reflected in the …

Bob Carry: The Squarest Shooter That Ever Lived

Bob Carry was described as a man of sterling qualities, a “Cowboy” in the true sense of the word — a working cowboy, who throughout his life exemplified “mind over matter” to the very highest degree, and the squarest shooter that ever lived. Bob was born on a farm at Morden, Man., in 1894. Two …

Farewell to the Horse of the RNWMP, 1918

They’ve issued us motors and cut out the horse, For this is the trend and you’ll follow the course. You twist the old crank till it spurts fire and rattles, And smells worse than a thousand trail worn cattle. You ride down the trail well booted with spur, To hurdle the culverts like any Ben …