Monthly Archives: July 2010

Looking at the Arctic Through Inuit Eyes

“One enterprising development has been Inuit Tourism though. It is now possible to go on Inuit run cruises on Inuit lands in the Arctic to discover more about the traditional way of life of the Inuit and how it is changing. The World Today’s Lawrence Pollard spoke to Journalist Brandy Yanchyk who is sailing with Cruise North, the Inuit Cruise company.”

Chuckwagon racer who saves injured horses from death

“The annual Calgary Stampede gets underway in Alberta, Canada, this weekend, bringing together cowboys for 10 days of rodeo and racing.

Among the most exciting features of the festival are the races between the horse-drawn chuckwagons.

Chuckwagon driver Wayne Knight takes injured horses from all across North America that would usually be killed and helps them to recuperate.

Mr Knight then rehabilitates them so that they can compete in his chuckwagon races – he says that so far he has saved about 500 horses.

Chuckwagon racing is being closely watched this year by animal activists after three horses died at last year’s Stampede.”

The BBC’s Brandy Yanchyk visited Wayne at his farm in Saskatchewan to hear about why he helps to save horses and how he thinks of them as his children.

Horse Healer – Chuckwagon Racer Wayne Knight

The Calgary Stampede starts on July 9th and will be running until July 18th. Wayne Knight is a Chuckwagon Driver who competes there each year. Knight is unique because he takes injured horses from across the US and Canada that would usually be sent to a kill plant and helps them to recuperate. He rehabilitates them so that they can compete in his Chuckwagon racers. So far Wayne Knight has saved about five hundred horses.

The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk met up with Wayne Knight in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan to talk to him about why he helps to save injured horses.