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  • Tostadas


    By MIKE EDGAR, Photos by JENN WEBSTER It’s a tostada. It’s a giant nacho. It’s a spectacular alternative to your regular Super Bowl snack… Deep fried, into a bit of a “bowl” shape, this recipe is essentially an open-faced taco – which means, you can pile them high with all your favourite toppings. Topped with […]

  • 6 Green Flags – Good Things Ahead

    6 Green Flags – Good Things Ahead

    I’m just going to go ahead and say it. Covid 19 may have been one of the best things to ever happen to the horse industry. I remember being very afraid early in 2020, thinking that the horse business was about to crash. I mean, if people were losing their jobs, how would they afford […]

  • Winter Laminitis

    Winter Laminitis

    Dr. Sammy Pittman is a renowned farrier and veterinarian – and an expert in the field of equine podiatry. Here, he offers some of his best advice for navigating winter laminitis. By Jenn Webster Laminitis is considered one of the emergencies of the equine world. In serious situations, the condition observes the inflammation or tearing […]

  • 2022 Pro Rodeo Canada Champions Crowned

    For the second time in less than 48 hours a new CFR record was established in the saddle bronc riding. But this time, the record setting performance took the rider, Zeke Thurston, to his third Canadian Championship. It was fitting that the Big Valley, Alberta cowboy matched up with an old friend to establish the […]

  • Races Tighten Heading Into Final Day of CFR ‘48

    Races Tighten Heading Into Final Day of CFR ‘48

    It’s called Super Saturday – two performances and a huge opportunity for rodeo athletes to win big at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. 2019 Canadian Champion bareback rider, Orin Larsen, has a history of doing just that and he was at it again this time around. The Inglis, Manitoba-raised cowboy has either won or split the […]

  • New CFR Record in Saddle Bronc Riding

    New CFR Record in Saddle Bronc Riding

    “You can put that in the record books as the greatest bronc riding there’s ever been and I’ve seen a bunch of them.“ That observation was made by retired eight-time Canadian Champion, Rod Hay moments after the third go-round of the Canadian Finals Rodeo wrapped up in Red Deer Friday night, Nov. 4, 2022. The […]

  • Fright Night Barn

    Fright Night Barn

    BY JENN WEBSTER If you’re like us, you’ve discovered the space and diversity a barn and arena can offer. While primarily a place for equines, when done properly, hosting a Halloween in the barn is a fabulous experience. Our kids look forward to it every year. Halloween typically takes up an entire weekend in our […]

  • 2022 Ranch Country Horse Sale

    The Ranch Country Horse Sale, held September 10, 2022 at the Maple Creek, SK, Rodeo Grounds saw some favorable bids this year. Conducted by the Jack Auction Group and hosted by the Perrin, Parsonage, Bertram and Swanson families, the sale was once again a great success. 2022 Highest Selling FoalBuyer – Terry Sunderland, as a […]

  • Big Moves in B.C.

    With the 2022 Canadian Professional Rodeo season winding down, one of the most critical weekends of the fall took place entirely in the nation’s westernmost province. Sunny skies, big crowds and spectacular performances were the order of the day at Armstrong, Merritt and Langley, BC. The SMS Equipment Pro Rodeo Tour wrapped up over Labour […]

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