Cowboy Poetry: My Partner

See that ranahan sittin’ over there Cheerful as hell without a care? Last night in a red-hot poker game We were playing it close, but he looked the same He bluffed out my three-of-a-kind with the pair And yet he calls himself my Partner. I loan him ten bucks and he goes to town Gets …

Everett Baker

William Everett Baker came to Canada in 1917 as a door-to-door salesman. He was born in Minnesota in 1893. After graduating from university, he took a passenger train to Saskatchewan, stopping periodically to peddle the People’s Home Library. He was so successful that he was able to buy a half-section farm near Aneroid. In 1918 …

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 …