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  • Embracing Mental Wellness

    Embracing Mental Wellness

    With so much loss associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s easy to understand why a significant number of mental health issues started rearing their ugly heads in 2020. The good news is, horses are a healthy coping mechanism for dealing with it all. In this two-part blog, we get some meaningful advice from Psychologist Vanessa […]

  • New Years 2021

    New Years 2021

    By JENN WEBSTER, PHOTOS BY TWISTED TREE PHOTOGRAPHY What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? I can tell you – my family has been waiting for this day all year long… That’s not to say we expect 2021 to morph us immediately into an easier time, but we do have hope for the upcoming […]

  • Making the Most of Everything

    The following is an excerpt from my current Publisher’s Note in Western Horse Review. Considering the new restrictions / changes / happenings of the past week, I’ve needed to re-look at my own writing. My own history. I needed this reminder. Perhaps many of you will find it helpful too… Growing up as the young […]


    BY JENN WEBSTER As we approach the end of 2020 and reflect back, it’s crazy to think about the events of the past year. In fact, some of the events were the strangest of the strange… Yet, what might be even odder is the notion that we began to accept them as normal, almost cliché. […]

  • Boerderij Cheese Fondue

    Boerderij Cheese Fondue

    A ranch version of a Swiss classic. By MIKE EDGAR, PHOTOS BY TWISTED TREE PHOTOGRAPHY Celebrate the season with a big, beautiful platter of cheese, charcuterie, bread and seasonal fruits. This gooey indulgence is a festive family tradition in many households, but is a delicious treat at any time. Serve it around a holiday table […]

  • 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 […]

  • Classic Pork Chops

    By Chef Mike Edgar, Photos by Twisted Tree Photography Now that meal prep is top of mind for many, here’s a pork dish that is easy to make and features a delicious cranberry touch. Thick and juicy oven-baked pork loin chops, smothered in a savoury, brandy reduction and topped with a cranberry-mustard are a wonderful […]

  • Ansel, Our Photoshoot Dog

    BY JENN WEBSTER Just in case you’re not on our subscriber list, we thought we should bring you all up to speed on our latest photoshoot, appearing in the Jan/Feb issue of Western Horse Review. Through this publication, I truly believe we are changing the world in a perhaps small, but significant manner. Even via […]

  • Ringing in 2020

    BY JENN WEBSTER & ALL PHOTOS BY Twisted Tree Photography. Make-up by Ivonne Arsenault of One Beauty, Calgary, ABHair by Michelle Walsh of One Beauty, Calgary, AB How are you ringing in the New Year? We’re skipping the resolutions and the big bash parties this time – instead choosing to spend the evening with friends […]

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