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

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…