How to Bet on a Racehorse

By Jenn Webster Have you ever wanted to place a bet on a racehorse, but became overwhelmed by the thought of it? Wagering at the track, when done in moderation, can be a fun way to spend an afternoon. In honor of the Kentucky Derby today, we have compiled an easy guide to placing bets […]

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How the West was Worn

Blue jeans, automobiles, brightly-colored dishes and even dental bling all have one thing in common – they’ve all been influenced by western design. Discover how the history and craftsmanship of the West influenced goods and culture through the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s newest exhibition, Western Wares, that opened February 11, 2022. The museum […]

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(VIRTUAL) OUTLAWS FOR LIFE

“I can be a Moonshiner now..!” It’s not a sentence I’m used to hearing from my daughter. And never in a million years did I expect to be writing about a video game in Western Horse Review. Yet, here we are. If you’re in my demographic, you were first introduced to the world of video […]

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Spiced Squash Soup

This creamy, cold weather soup is the ultimate in comfort food. Make it ahead and save in the freezer to suit a busy schedule, or serve it as an appetizer to really wow your family at dinner. This hearty soup combines the sweetness of butternut squash from the garden with a whipped, goat cheese finish […]

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Beef Shanks

If you’re up for a non-traditional Christmas dinner this year, this iconic dish is bound to become your next, family-approved classic. Slow-cooked to perfection, this show-stopping platter of beef is topped with a glaze reduction, vegetables and dainty truffle oil fries, then served on a bed of smoked blue cheese polenta. It’s a meal so […]

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Creature Comforts

Our Gift Guide for the beloved equines on your list! SHOW-STOPPING PadsShow-stopping style is always a wise choice when it comes to gift giving and horse lovers. You will find a huge selection of cutting edge show pads, show shirts and other accoutrement at the Ranch by Design shop near Lacombe, Alberta. Luxx show pads […]

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Small Matters

On June 10, 1799, she became a child bride – married at the age of 13, to a man 16 years her senior. The girl was “…about five feet tall, active and wiry, with black eyes and skin almost copper-coloured”; the daughter of a Scottish investor-partner, named Patrick Small, and an unnamed mother. She was […]

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Gifts Out of the Ordinary

A unique selection of curated gifts, for the hard-to-buy-for. As it is more important than ever to shop local, many of the amazing gift ideas on this list are from local, small businesses. HEART OF THE HOMEUnique western style area rugs that convey your western style within your home, are like artwork for the floor. […]

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Holiday Side Dishes

If you saw our recent Western Foodie post about the Holiday Beef Wellington, these are the perfect side dishes to go with. And if the Beef Wellingon doesn’t steal the show, these side dishes definitely will! By MIKE EDGAR, Photos by TWISTED TREE PHOTOGRAPHY ROASTED GARLIC MASHED POTATOES Ingredients: 1 Bulb Garlic, Intact Olive Oil […]

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