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.

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:

Underground Cowboys video

Country Stories videos

Stories from Seniors videos

Barn Stories


Our 2022 Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Show will be held on October 1 at the Medicine Hat High School Theatre. See September newsletter or poster for details.

Here’s what you can do on MHCowboyLife:

View Images from our 2020 and 2019 Shows

Read Stories and Watch Videos

Stories from Seniors

Barn Stories

Harry Forbes Remembers

I-Alice: Stories from Alice Kanewischer

Ranch Histories

Read stories and watch videos from local seniors, describing events of their lives as farmers, ranchers and rural living.

Learn About Brands

Meet our Partners and Sponsors

Meet our Team

Connect with Us

Join our Foundation

Donate to the Foundation (tax receipts issued).

Read our Blog.

Subscribe/read our newsletter

‘Round Medicine Hat

About communities surrounding Medicine Hat

Latest from the Blog

New Story Series: I-Alice; New Video: Harry Forbes and other Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry News

Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be publishing the stories of Alice Kanewischer, a local nonagenarian. Alice helps us experience her growing up years in the 1930’s using conversation, intimate details and intense emotions. Through a child’s eye we can’t help but feel what life was like for her. …