In the Corral

Back in the Saddle Again! Hats off to the Calgary Stampede for pulling off the most controversial and contentious Stampede ever. The crowds were less than half of what the Park was used to hosting, but perhaps most noticeable of all was the less-than-stellar trips in some of the bareback and saddle bronc events early …

Woman of the West

Hank the Cowdog Venture out to any farm or ranch across the Canadian West, and you can be sure to meet a happy, hard-working cowdog.  At this very moment, I am sitting here writing with my cowdog, Hank, who is sleeping at my feet, dog-tired, after a gruelling day of work on the ranch. After …

In the Corral

Maple Leaf Circuit Finals! For those who are interested in the history of the Maple Leaf Circuit, here it is. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assoc. (PRCA) has 12 regions in the U.S. divided into circuits, plus Canada now has one (Maple Leaf),and Mexico has one — 14 circuits. Each year, each circuit’s season leader and …

In the Corral

Dog Gone Good! Congratulations to Peter Gonnet of Outlook, Sask., on winning the International Stock Dog Championship held at Agribition in Regina. Running his home-raised, ten-year-old border collie, Bob, Peter placed fifth in both the first and second trial run and then topped the Finals with a brilliant completion time of 1:46. “It was exciting …