Art of the Cowgirl

Clear Arizona sunshine beckoned a wealth of Canadian cowgirls to the Art of the Cowgirl, a celebration of women and the Western industry of horses, riding, training, music, art, traditional cowboy arts and ranch rodeo. The Canadian prairies were well-represented in the arena with the Eagle Hill ranch rodeo team, sidesaddle clinician (and writer) Lee …

Empty Saddles

A friend to many and known to all, in the cowboy world Norbert was perhaps best known for his equine and travel photography. An enthusiastic promoter and photographer of cowboy poetry, haying with horses, and the wilderness of his beloved Fort St. John, B.C., region, Norbert’s imagery was frequently published in many international publications, including …

John Swales ~ He Did it Again!

Congratulations to John Swales who earned the title of National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) World’s Greatest Horseman. This is the second time the Millarville, Alta., horse trainer has won this hotly contested competition. Held at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Swales rode Metallic Cat Rose (Metallic Cat x Teletrona x …

Giddy Up with Greg Shannon

Welcome, Ivan Daines! My old pal Duane Steele and I recently had the privilegeto induct our older (and more distinguished) friend, Ivan Daines, into the ACMA Hall of Fame. Here’s an excerpt from our introduction to the Alberta Cowboy Legend: In 1966, the boy who once rode his horse to school in Innisfail attended schools …