Tracking With Mantracker

Tales from the Trails by Terry Grant I get asked a lot how I got into tracking and how I got the part of Mantracker. I didn’t find this out until Season Five, and it went something like this. The producer had an idea for a show about two people on horseback chasing two people …

Horse Soldiers! Canada’s Military Rangers

Story and Photos by Lindsay Chung   For over a century, sure-footed, strong, and ever-watchful horses have carried Canadian soldiers into battle.  In central British Columbia, horses are back and play a key role in military operations, helping the Canadian Rangers patrol and protect their local communities.         The Canadian Rangers are …

What does it Take – Pick Up Men

By Dianne Finstad SOME OF THE BEST COWBOY ACTION AT A RODEO OFTEN TAKES PLACE IN THE SECONDS AFTER THE WHISTLE BLOWS. THAT’S WHEN THE PICK UP MEN, THOSE UNSUNG HEROES OF THE SPORT, RIDE TO THE RESCUE AND HELP THE CONTESTANT GET SAFELY TO THE GROUND. Canadian pro rodeo is fortunate to have some …

What Does It Take – Judging Pro Rodeo

By Tim Ellis It’s the equivalent of officiating seven different sports in one game.  That’s the task that faces Pro Rodeo Canada officials every weekend of the spring and summer. “We don’t get the option of missing an event if it’s a little harder for us,” says Lane Peterson, who began judging rodeos after attending …