Below you'll find the past few Spirit of the West Shows.
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The current show - #21439 Weekend of September 27th, 2014:
The Spirit of the West
Last week Hugh was recruited to help brand and doctor a Highland Calf
and as the two heel catch was made his good mare Cody was not at all
worried about Mom's big set of horns.
This week Hank McEwan is back to talk about his days working with the vaqueros of California and memories of many years
of shoeing horses all over the country. There's a generous load of some of the finest music in the west from folks who
live the life. The Rangeland News looks at an increase in cattle rustling and the relationship between cattle prices
and price of beef at the super market. You'll hear another cowboy poetry masterpiece to make this another hour of great
Show - #21438 Weekend of September 20th, 2014:
Show - #21438
This picture of Hugh climbing aboard "Stanley" at the Ivan Daines Country
Music Picknik kind of illustrates the great piece of Cowboy Poetry you'll
hear on this show. It's all about "Creaky Old Cowboys!
This week Hugh visits with another living legend. Hank McEwan left home to be a cowboy at the age o 16. Today at the age
of 84, he's still riding, shoeing horses, fixing fences and cutting firewood. His stories are spellbinding and he's an
inspiration to all of us. The music is outstanding on this show and it all wraps up with an unforgettable piece of cowboy
Show - #21437 Weekend of September 13th, 2014:
Show - #21437
The fall roundup is underway. Hugh on Cody and they think they've spotted
cattle up on the mountain. The other rider is Vic Piva on his good mare Jubilee.
This week Hugh visits with a long time working cowboy who's highly respected by his peers. You'll hear how and why he had
to learn to rope with either hand, how he prefers to doctor cattle on the range by himself and the music and conversation
will share a lot of insight into the real world the top hand live in. Baxter Black explain how travelling all over the U.S.
and Canada is a challenge he has found ways to cope with. There's a masterful piece of Cowboy poetry a look at another classic
song of the west and much more.
Show - #21436 Weekend of September 6th, 2014:
Show - #21436
Hugh & Stanley moving some pairs. These McLennan Ranch calves will be selling at the
BC Livestock co-op fairly soon. Hope they'll pay some bills.
This week Hugh's guest is a country music legend, as a singer song writer producer and label owner. R. Harlan Smith is
the son of a good working cowboy, he was raised with horses and cattle and he'll share some fascinating stories about
his dad, and his life in the business of country music. Valuable horse training advice, Rangeland News the amazing story
behind another classic song of the west round out this hour of great listening.
Show - #21435 Weekend of August 30th, 2014:
Show - #21435
George telling Hugh this amazing story at the Ivan Daines Country Music Pickinic
where he was one of the judges for the Canadian Natural Horsemanship contest.
Buster was an amazing horse who escaped to the wild, had a personality changed and came back to save his long lost owner
from a tough situation. You'll hear his true from his owner George Hanson this week along with a collection the best of
the new and classic songs of the west. Dale Page recites a piece of poetry that will strike a chord deep inside anyone
who love the west, Baxter Black and the Rangeland news make this another hour of great radio.