Tom Wraight: A Teamster’s Teamster

“There’s nothing I like to see better than a dark dappled grey or a shiny black team,” said enthused legendary horseman Tom Wraight, reflecting on his eight-decade relationship with Percheron draft horses. “Over the years, I’ve enjoyed their spirit, their wonderful disposition and their unequalled willingness to please,” Tom explained of his love for the …

Ian Tyson: The Charlie Russell of Cowboy Music

  There are lots of articles written about Ian Tyson, the man and his life, but little has been said about the influence he has had on those he worked with, the music industry and the cowboy culture. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Montana artist Charlie Russell took a palette of vivid paint …

Living Legends: Jim Cammaert

He has nodded his head on some of the toughest bareback broncs, gave Farrah Fawcett a wet T shirt and lit up the sky at the Super Bowl. So far, Jim Cammaert has had a pretty interesting life. The 62-year-old married dad of three daughters and nine grandkids has a matterof- fact way of speaking. …

Greg Cassidy: Rodeo Records & Legacy

For Greg Cassidy, being a rodeo cowboy wasn’t a choice or a random career path, it was his calling. He started out riding steers just like his dad, and it wasn’t long before he was competing in the timed events at pro rodeos. Four times he won the Canadian Steer Wrestling Championship (1985, ‘87, ‘88, …