For the past year, The 91.5 FM CochraneNow Morning Show with Eric & Lauren had one major mission. We wanted to do a horseback radio show throughout Cochrane.

Today we accomplished that goal.

After switching all the music to horse songs for the hour on 91.5 FM, we needed horses and someone to train us how to ride. Thankfully we teamed up with Edwards Farms Equestrian Centre and they were up for the challenge of teaching two inexperienced radio hosts.

“We are an equestrian centre just southwest of Cochrane,” said owner Val Edwards. “We have horse boarding, riding lessons and summer camps, which is probably our favourite time of year, introducing kids to horses and getting them familiar with safety and horse care and just the joy of being on a horse.”

Shoutout to Rebekah with Greenhawk for making sure I looked the part with traditional riding pants. Now we felt like the real deal.

Val brought a full team of experienced riders to chauffeur the two of us on our ride throughout town, and the first stop was the Timmies drive-thru.


After getting a coffee and surprising the staff at the Westside Tim Horton’s, we set our sights on historic downtown Cochrane.


You could quickly tell that most Cochranites had not seen horses just enjoying a sunny day throughout town. We were stopped numerous times for photos, videos and just general comments like “This is why I love Cochrane!”

We couldn’t go through Cochrane on horseback without stopping at the most iconic spot in town, MacKay's Ice Cream.

Believe it or not, they don’t see too many horses stop for ice cream. “Sadly no, we don't. I think you two are the first,” explained Meghan Tayfel, who owns and operates MacKay’s.

We were surprised by just how calm our horses were riding through downtown, with cars, trains and more coming our way. My horse, Luke just kept trucking along, tongue out and all.

What an amazing experience, I think I can officially call myself a cowboy now, right?