Rodeo’s Best to Compete At Calgary Stampede 2018

Courtesy of the Calgary Stampede Calgary – The Calgary Stampede is proud to officially reveal the names of the 120 rodeo superstars who have been invited to compete at Stampede 2018, July 6-15. Among them is 23 year-old Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alberta, who has his sights set on capturing a record breaking fourth […]

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Ranch Sunday Supper

By Mike Edgar Grilled beef tenderloin with carrot puree, drunken onions, mushroom reduction, rosemary and peppercorn butter. Skip the overpriced, overcrowded restaurant scene and create your own five-star steak dinner at home! You can thank us later. STEAK Ask your butcher for six, 6-oz tenderloin steaks. Season with salt and pepper, Grill to your desired […]

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A Country Easter

With (hypothetical) Spring in the air and Easter to celebrate this weekend, my kids and I needed some country-esque decorating inspiration. As such, we turned to Pinterest and found a few cool ideas we thought we’d share with you. After all, a snow storm outside plus time off school means this household needs a few […]

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Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket: A Brief History

By JENN WEBSTER Recently I had the opportunity to bring my mother a gift. I was really struggling with the perfect offering but when I came across a Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket, I knew my search had ended. Was there anything more Canadian? Growing up, I was always familiar with the multi-stripe pattern of this […]

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How To Waterproof a Blanket

By Jenn Webster With what seems like winter’s relentless grip on us this year, there’s been an increased need for good, waterproofs blankets in my barn. I was tired of constantly buying new blankets to compensate for the rips our horses have incurred, or the new young stock coming for training. So in an effort […]

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Pasta Pomodoro

By Mike Edgar The ideal way to serve a hard-working crew of cowboys and girls. INGREDIENTS Dry pasta of your choice x 500 grams 9 Red Tomatoes Chopped 2 Shallots Sliced 3 Cloves of Garlic, Chopped ½ Cup Olive Oil ¼ Cup White Wine 2 Tbsp. Dry Oregano 1 Tbsp. Salt 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper […]

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Yoga for What Ails You

BY SALLY BISHOP Horse people are typically active beings, whether it be from riding, or any of the other variety of tasks around the barn that are required for a horse’s upkeep. Chances are there may be an old injury that (especially during this time of year,) creeps up to remind you of its presence. […]

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Skijordue2: Fast Horses & Fearless Fashion

Saturday February 10th saw fringe fly and fondue served at the second annual Skijordue presented by Skijor Canada & The Alberta Skijor Society. Billed as “THE social event of the Alberta Foothills” Skijordue brought “a blistering blend of snow, speed, cheese, gritty cowboys, gnarly freeriders, fur- fringe & fashionistas” to the Calgary Polo Club. Over […]

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Equine Connection: Working with the Horse as the Teacher

Equine Connection is empowering people to change their lives while working with the horse. Located near Calgary, Alberta, Equine Connection is a multi-faceted organization that focuses on the many ways using the horse as a teacher through Equine Assisted Learning can help people build the skills to change their lives. Equine Assisted Learning is a […]

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