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.

Sadly our 2021 Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Show was cancelled due to rain. We did have a back-up venue until new Covid-19 regulations kiboshed that.

We hope to bring you a show next year.

Here’s what you can do on MHCowboyLife:

View Images from our 2020 and 2019 Shows

Read Stories

Stories from Seniors

Barn Stories

Harry Forbes Remembers

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

Meet our Team

Connect with Us

Join our Foundation

Donate to our Foundation

Donate to the Foundation (tax receipts issued).

Read our Blog.

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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. …

2021 Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Show Cancelled

With heavy hearts, the executive of the Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry and Music Foundation has cancelled the September 11 show. The forecast is for rain and cool weather, not nice conditions for listening to music in the park. New COVID restrictions removed our back-up venue at the Medicine Hat Public Library. Please stay connected for …

June 2021 Newsletter Released

The Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation is pleased to release the June 2021 Issue of MH Cowboy Life. Learn about the community of Dunmore and its connection to Clydesdale horses.