Early Polo in Southern Alberta
By W.R. Cochrane, Cowley, Alta.
‘The old timer will tell you that it’s not by accident or a development of recent training that this has come about, but it is a heritage handed down from the old days when hard-riding men required good horses that could cover great distances and whose training enabled their riders to subdue the most obstinate cow-critter.
A feller didn’t do much walking in the old days if he could help it; he opened gates, packed grub and could even do fair amount of fence fixing on hoss-back and it was only natural that in due course he would be looking for a game, besides running races, that could be played on horse back.’
- More ‘History’ on the Canadian Cattlemen: Frank White’s diary: A diary history of the early Cochrane Ranche
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