Going the Distance

Joan Harris believes she has one more ride left in her. But it won’t be any ordinary, run-of-the-mill horseback ride. It will be a 50-mile trek through a carefully laid-out course designed to test the endurance of both rider and animal. “I’m turning 75 this year, and I want to do another ride,” confirms Harris, …

The Death of Cattle Kate

Canadian woman turned Wyoming homesteader Ellen “Ella” Liddy Watson, was later lynched by Wyoming Stock Growers Association members. Says historian Daryl Drew; “This photo appears to me as a hurried joke shot. The throatlatch is undone, there’s no saddle and she’s barefoot and in a nightgown and nightcap.” This innocent image was used to discredit …

First Waltz

All his life he’s been there for his daughter He’d hold her and rock her to sleep And waltz her around in the kitchen To a long-forgot 3 a.m. beat Now those old memories are returning As he slowly walks her to your side He’ll step back when the first song starts playing For he’s …

War Paint & Regalia

In the last few years Indian Relay Racing has expanded in popularity, and now our country boasts the Canadian Indian Relay Racing Association (CIRRA). These races are not new, and the roots go back over 400 years, making it one of the oldest sports in North America. Horses have always been revered by native cultures, …