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History: Modern Horse Training by Natural Reaction

Reprinted from the June 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Modern Horse Training by Natural Reaction By Jack Sproule, Calgary, Alta. ‘The vast majority of horses are in this class and I cannot tell you which is the best way to handle each individual case. However, I will try and explain as clearly as possible the main points to remember regarding the variations in the […] Read more

History: Clem Henson…and the Chisholm Trail

Reprinted from the June 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Sheilagh S. Jameson To most of us probably the Chisholm Trail is only a name. We have heard of it, come across it in a book perhaps, but it means no more to us than the Great Wall of China. However, there is a man in Calgary today, to whom the Chisholm Trail is […] Read more


History: The “Medicine Tree” Range

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The “Medicine Tree” Range: Historical Frontier Locality Near “Spitzie Crossing” By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta. ‘At this season of the year, when stockmen forgather and discuss the cattle range and its activities, some of them usually get on the subject of the earlier day operations on different ranges and bring to light memories of […] Read more

History: A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 4

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 4 By J. F. MacCallum, Swift Current, Sask. ‘Sometime in November of 1901 I was moved into the ranch at Gull Lake and Burnett was moved to a camp about four miles south of Gull Lake. There was a lot of hay put up at that camp. A man with […] Read more


History: Bouncing Buster

Reprinted from the July 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Bouncing Buster By Guy Weadick During the spring Horse Show at Calgary last April, probably the most discussed horse, in general conversation, was “Bouncing Buster,” the veteran, tried and true, grand old high jumping horse who as always was one of the outstanding stars of the show. More than one of his admirers asked the […] Read more

History: On the death of Murray Cyril Caspell

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

‘The Cayley district of Southern Alberta lost a highly esteemed neighbor on Feb. 1, in the death of Murray Caspell, a pioneer farmer and rancher in the district. Born in St. Mary’s, Ontario in 1895, he came west to the Cayley district with his parents in 1904. His father took up farming and ranching operations […] Read more


History: The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind – Pt. 3

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind – Pt. 3 Reprinted with the permission of the Tanners’ Council of America ‘We have briefly traced the history of leather through the ages and witnessed the transition of leather making from a handicraft into a great modern industry. Like other industries which supply the fundamental […] Read more

History: Tepees

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Tepees By John Laurie, Calgary, Alta. ‘Believe it or not, there was a time when few Indians had painted tepees and the right to a painted tepee was jealously guarded. As late as the 1900’s, it was difficult to obtain such a tepee except in fulfillment of a vow and the ceremony of transfer was […] Read more


History: Horses where they’re needed

Reprinted from the May 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By J.W.G. MacEwan Canada’s horse population, according to recent figures, stands at 1,700,000 head. That’s an average roughly, of 21/2 horses per farm or a little less than the equivalent of two work horses and a saddle horse for every Canadian farm. It makes strange contrast with the 3,610,494 head recorded in the census of […] Read more

History: Highway Liability Case Important

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

‘Last fall in anticipation of a storm of which he has been forewarned by radio, E. R. Higley of the Langdon district undertook to move his cattle from pasture across the public Highway to the shelter of his farm yard. A truck belonging to the Polar Aerated Water Works Ltd., of Calgary crashed into two […] Read more