Welcome to MHCowboyLife.com, the official web site of the Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation.

Our goal is to preserve, promote and perform cowboy poetry and western music to celebrate the history, traditions and lifestyle of the cowboy and rural living in Medicine Hat and area. We hold gatherings of cowboy music and spoken word, in person and online. We collect stories and share them on our web site, on social media and at our live shows.

Paws and Poems now available

See our video series and book on Service Dogs and their handlers. LINK

2023 Medicine Cowboy Poetry Poster: SAVE THE DATE!

Here’s what you can do on MHCowboyLife:

View our Story Videos:

In 2020 the Medicine Cowboy Poetry Foundation identified among seniors who were isolated, a need to tell their stories. We began video recording them and writing poems and songs about them. They’ve become mini-documentaries. Follow these links:

Country Stories videos

Underground Cowboys video

Stories from Seniors videos

Barn Stories

Harry Forbes Remembers

I-Alice: Stories from Alice Kanewischer

Ranch Histories

Learn About Brands


Our 2022 Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Show was held on October 1, 2022 at the Medicine Hat High School Theatre. See December 2022 newsletter for an update on the show.

View Images from our 2020 and 2019 Shows

Meet our Team

Connect with Us

Subscribe/read our newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter.

What is Cowboy Poetry?

See this link.

Latest from the Blog

2022 December Newsletter, MH Cowboy Life is now available

A glimpse into Queen Elizabeth’s sheltered childhood helps us see why dogs continued to be her companions. Her intense love of horses and riding and her preference for rural settings makes one think that being a queen probably ‘cramped her style’. I think she preferred a kerchief to the crown.

September 2022 Medicine Hat Cowboy Life Now Available

The Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation is pleased to release our September 2022 issue of Medicine Hat Cowboy Life. Learn about Pit Ponies, horses of all sizes used for labour in coal mines. The third annual Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Show will be held at the Medicine Hat High School Theatre on…