• Remembering our Aboriginal Veterans

    BY DEBBIE MACRAE While not officially recognized by the Federal Government as National Aboriginal Veterans Day, November 8th, was inaugurated in Winnipeg in 1994 to recognize the efforts of our Indigenous Veterans and aboriginal participants. Even before the War of 1812, territorial expansion was being guarded and defended against invasion by encroaching military and political […]

  • Get Ready for More Heartland!

    BY JENN WEBSTER Have you heard? There will be a season #13 of Heartland! For all you Heartland fans out there, Season 12 airs Sundays at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem through early April. The current and past seasons are available on-demand on the free CBC Gem streaming service. But if […]

  • DOC WEST – Ranch Roping

    Doc West returns with his sage advice for the lost and lonely gunsel. Q. Doc West, explain if you will, the nuances of difference between ranch roping and team roping? A. The answer to this question if asked a few years ago would have been as simple as team roping is what the cowboys do […]

  • Holiday Giving – For Her

    Holiday Giving – For Her

      Stuck on the perfect gift idea for her? In this four-part blog series, Western Horse Review has rounded up several of our favorite tidings of joy. This is Christmas shopping made easy! You’re welcome. By Louisa Murch White & Jenn Webster   POP SOCKETS – Never drop your phone again with these sweet handcrafted, […]

  • DOC WEST – Steel Dusts

    Doc West returns with his sage advice for the lost and lonely gunsel. Q. Doc, an old-timer friend sometimes refers to my Quarter Horse herd as a band of “Steel Dusts.” What does he mean by this term? 
 A. There was a time where the horses that we call today, Quarter Horses, were known simply […]

  • War Horse

    War Horse

    BY DEBBIE MACRAE The year was 1914. The man was 42, a doctor, pathologist, soldier, teacher, artist, writer and more. The gift – a chestnut gelding, schooled for fox hunting with an admirable conformation. This is their story. John McCrae was born in Ontario, the son of a military family, with strong spiritual values and […]

  • Champions Performing Like Champions

    Courtesy of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. In just a few hours, Canadian Professional Rodeo’s champions will be crowned. And CFR ‘45 – the first in Red Deer, Canada – will come to a close. Two cowboys who will be in the spotlight on Championship Sunday are 2016 World Champions and reigning Canadian Champions, Levi […]

  • Trick Rider Extraordinaire: Noemy Coeurjoly

    Trick Rider Extraordinaire: Noemy Coeurjoly

    Noemy Coeurjoly appears fearless as she races around Quebec’s major rodeo, Festival Western de St-Tite for the opening act. Standing atop a paint horse, carrying the flag of the rodeo, sparks erupting from the top of the pole. You wouldn’t know from her appearance that this was her first season performing alone on the rodeo road, or […]

  • A Modern Rider

    BY JESSI SELTE Scabbard securely fastened to the saddle, Tammi Etherington is outfitted for a tough job. Pasture Riding. The Marwayne, AB, born rider has experienced the job in every aspect throughout her life and continues to pasture ride today. Advancements in technology have furthered the ability of many modern jobs but are considered separate […]