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 …

Cattle Cait

Cait Bascom, better known as Cattle Cait, was invited to put on the sidesaddle riding demonstration alongside her mom, Lee MacLean. Cait recently restored this sidesaddle, initially made in 1890 by R.T. Frazier. The grey gelding loaned to her for the Arizona demo is Goose, owned by Scott and Alicia Adamson of Makwa, Sask.

Watch Fob?

In the last issue, I showed this photo and asked if anyone knew what this was. It is inscribed: “1912 Calgary Stampede” — but there was no indication what this souvenir actually was. We heard from the well-known collector and noted historian Fred Hauck of Redcliff, Alta., who suggested this could be a watch fob …