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 …

Cowboy Poetry: Lost in the Dark

Have you ever ridden on a night so dark you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face? Much less a fence—but your pony stops, so you get off to find the gate That colt you’re riding is plenty tired, the darkness has made him tense He shies to the end of the bridle …