Category Archives: cowboy

Carrie-Lynne

At the ranch rodeo in Nanton this summer, I ran into friends who used to live around the Hat.  They’re now married with 3 beautiful kids, and are living and working on a ranch in Saskatchewan.  I appreciated hearing about their lifestyle;  they compete at ranch rodeos, home-school their kids, work with horses and Trent has taught himself how to braid with rawhide (notice her reins). I guess this could be described as an “alternate lifestyle” in this techno-culture we live in. 
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Kokanee’s Gear

Remember Paula-of-the-great-hat from yesterday?  Well she rides a magnificent blue appaloosa named Kokanee and this is his gear.

It was early morning, with that gorgeous slanted light, and while we waited for everyone to get organized, I noticed this beautiful found still life.  Look at this rawhide bosal, the horsehair macate, the silver and the leather……all hallmarks of the old traditions of horsemanship handed down from the Spaniards and our own First Nations People.  Thankfully people have valued these things enough to preserve them and to continue their craft so that we can use and appreciate them today! After all this time, they still work!

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Barn @ The Pinhorn

This lovely old barn is situated down on the Milk River in the far southern edge of the province. The Pinhorn is the name of a grazing reserve, and the headquarters are located in a deep and rugged  part of that beautiful little river’s basin.  This country is still wild and remote, full of all kinds of natural dangers. The young cowboys who work here are hardy and resourceful, reminding  me of some of the rugged individuals I knew as a child, my own parents included. It’s like a “reality check” from the world we now inhabit. SOLD

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Shaking Out a Loop

It’s June again, which means branding season.  Such a big job, and so weather dependent. Groups of ranching families will all brand together, each place using the same day every year, and then all going to those respective ranches to help each other as their “day” comes up. 

In this painting, Darren is rebuilding his loop, preparing to go and bring in another calf. 
You can’t brand if it’s wet, so there’s lots of sky-gazing….the cook with her 50lb pound roast and mountains of food, probably has the most at stake!  We had a good day on Saturday though…..blue skies and lots of help, followed by famous hospitality and visiting. 

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A Horse Called “Lake”

My friend Jeff is an outrider with the professional chuckwagons here in Canada and this is “Lake”, one of his precious outriding horses. Compared to the quarter horses and bucking horses I usually paint, he’s like a swan is to a goose or a turkey! I really had to study him to realize how different in proportion these thoroughbreds are.  What an elegant, magnificnet animal.    SOLD
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