06Sept
2021
Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch in the 2019 Cochrane Labour Day Parade! Main Photo credit ~ Warren Harbeck

2021 Labour Day!

This Was Our View From The Authentic 1880's Concord Stagecoach in The 2019 Cochrane Labour Day Parade ~ Monday Sept 2nd, 2019! We Actually Brought Home The Bacon With The "Best Corporate Float" in this Classic Canadian Foothill Town's Annual Parade! With 80 floats, this was the longest parade Cochrane has ever seen! Leading our entry was Rafter Six Ranch Owner Stan Cowley & Blackfoot Nation Elder Kelly Good Eagle!

Photo above by Warren Harbeck

Book Your Horseback Ride Early For The Spetember Labour Day Long Weekend!
The Long Weekend Begins Friday September 3rd, 2021 through Saturday September 4th, Sunday September 5th & Monday September 6th, 2021!

02Aug
2021
Adventures In Yoga ~ Trail Ride & Yoga!

Civic Day ~ August Long Weekend!

Book Early For The Busiest Long Weekend of The Year ~ Civic Day ~ August Long Weekend!
The Long Weekend Begins Friday July 30th, 2021 through Saturday July 31st, Sunday August 1st & Monday August 2nd!

9July
2021
The Coulda Shoulda Woulda Stampede Parade 2020 At The Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch!

The Rafter Six® Ranch 45th Calgary Stampede Parade Fri July 9, 2021! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

We Are Open For Horseback Riding Friday July 9, 2021!

It's Stan Cowley's 81st Calgary Stampede Parade As Determination & Luck Would Have It!!! Bravo To Our 85 Year Old Champion Stan Cowley! Yeehaw & Yahoo!!

Come Join Us! Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Days of Summer Horseback Riding This 2021 Season! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

01July
2021
Canada Flag & Kokanee's Shadow

Canada Day 2021! Come Ride With Us!

Happy Canada Day ~ Monday July 1st, 2021! Come Celebrate Canada's 154 Years of Confederation The Olde Fashioned Way ~ With A Horseback Ride The Same Way The Pioneers Travelled Daily By! The Best Way To Remember History Is To Re-Live It!!

21June
2021
A Glorious Summer Day Horseback Ride!

1st Day of Sweet Summer! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

1st Day of Sweet Summer! Summers Here With Almost 18 Hours of Daylight, So Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Long Days of Sunshine & Summer Time! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

20June
2021
3 Generations of Cowboys!

Happy Father's Day 2021! Come Ride With Us!

Happy Father's Day ~ Sunday June 20, 2021! Bring Out The John Wayne In Your Dad By Treating Him To A Family Horseback Ride With Us At Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch! Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today! God Bless All Of Our Dear Fathers Everywhere Around The World! Thank You Fathers, Dad's, Daddy's, Pop's, Papa's, Pappy, Grandpas, Grandad's, Gramp's Everywhere!!!! You Are Much Loved & Appreciated Beyond Words!!

09May
2021
Happy Mother's Day Ride!

Happy Mother's Day 2021! Come Ride With Us!

Happy Mother's Day ~ Sunday May 9, 2021! Treat Mom To A Family Horseback Ride With Us At Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch! Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today! God Bless All Of Our Dear Mothers Everywhere Around The World! Thank You Mom's, Mama's, Mothers, Grandmothers, Grandma's, Gramm's Everywhere!!!! You Are Much Loved & Appreciated Beyond Words!!

1May
2021
Sally's Summers Day Ride!

We Are Open Saturday May 1, 2021! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

We Are Open Saturday May 1, 2021! So Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Days of Spring Horseback Riding This 2021 Season! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

01Jan
2021
Happy New Year 2021 To Y'all From All Of Us At Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch!

Happy New Year 2021 To Y'all From All Of Us At Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch!

"And The Mountains Shall Bring Peace To The People ~ Psalms 72:3" In 1977 Stan Cowley Had Carved This Bible Passage Onto A Large Piece Of Rustic Fir Wood To Welcome All Who Came To The Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch & It Is As True Today As It Was Then In That Timeless Spirit Of Gratitude & Welcoming Good Will To All! Happy New Year 2021 To Y'all From All Of Us At Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch! Give The Gift Of Summer ~ The Perfect Stocking Stuffer... Purchase A Gift Letter & Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today For The 2021 Horseback Riding Season At Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

25Dec
2020
Give The Gift Of Summer!

We Wish You A Merry Christmas & God Bless Us All !!!

We Wish You A Merry Christmas & God Bless Us All !!! May You Enjoy The Blessings Of Family & Friends This Christmas & Always From All Of Us At Cowleys Rafter Six Ranch! Give The Gift Of Summer ~ Purchase A Gift Letter & Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today For The 2021 Horseback Riding Season at Cowleys Rafter Six® Ranch!

01Nov
2020
Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch Wranglers 2020!

A BIG THANK YOU For Riding With US In 2020!

Thank Y'all For Choosing To Horseback Ride With Us At Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch in 2020! We Look Forward To Seeing & Serving Y'all Again in 2021! Give The Gift Of Summer ~ The Perfect Stocking Stuffer... Purchase A Gift Letter & Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today For The 2021 Horseback Riding Season At Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

31Oct
2020
Wrangler Casts A Long Shadow!

Last Chance To Horseback Ride This Season on Saturday October 31, 2020!

Git Yer Butt Outa The House And Into The Saddle One Last Time This Season...'cause That's All Until May 2021! We Are Open This Season Until Saturday October 31, 2020! Autumn Is Here With Winter Near, So It's Time To Be Outside In The Great Outdoors In The Canadian Rocky Moutains One More Time! Enjoy The Last Beautiful Days of Autumn Horseback Riding This 2020 Season! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

12Oct
2020
Another Beautiful Autumn Trail Ride at Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch!

The Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend ~ Mon Oct 12, 2020! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

We Are Open for the October Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend ~ Mon Oct 12, 2020! Autumn is here Along With The Spectacular Colors In The Canadian Rocky Moutains! And A Great Opportunity to Camp One More Time! Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Days of Autumn Horseback Riding This 2020 Season! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

3Sept
2020
Phedres Autumn Glory in The Bow Kananaskis Valleys!

The September Labor Day Long Weekend ~ Mon Sept 7, 2020! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

We Are Open for the September Labor Day Long Weekend ~ Mon Sept 7, 2020! Summer's Just About Over & The Kids Back in School As Well As A Great Opportunity To Camp One More Time! Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Days of Late Summer/Early Autumn Horseback Riding This 2020 Season! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

3Aug
2020
An Awesome Half Day Horseback Ride In The Kananaskis Valley!

August Long Weekend ~ Civic Day Mon Aug 3, 2020! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

We Are Open for the August Long Weekend ~ Civic Day Mon Aug 3, 2020! So Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Days of Summer Horseback Riding This 2020 Season! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

3July
2020
The Coulda Shoulda Woulda Stampede Parade 2020 At The Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch!

The Rafter Six Ranch Coulda~Shoulda~Woulda Stampede Parade Fri July 3, 2020! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

We Are Open Today when the Calgary Stampede Parade Is Normally Held The First Friday in July Which Happens To Be This Friday July 3, 2020! After Participating In Every Calgary Stampede Parade For The Past 45 Years Since Stan Cowley Started Rafter Six Ranch In 1976, It's In Our Blood And So We Just Had To Have Our Own Coulda~Shoulda~Woulda Stampede Parade Here At Rafter Six Ranch!

In Fact It Coulda~Woulda~Shoulda Been Stan Cowley's 81st Consecutive Calgary Stampede Parade! Yet As Determination & Luck Would Have It... It Was Stan Cowley's 81st Consecutive Annual Parade! Bravo To Our 84 Year Old Champion Stan Cowley! Yeehaw! Yahoo!

We Harnessed Up Our Clydesdale Team To Our Historical 1880's Concord Stagecoach, Saddled Up Our Horses, Gussied Up In Cowboy/Cowgirl Colors, Giddy~Upped & Paraded Around The Ranch In All Our Finery While Streaming Live Over The Internet For All The World To See!

Come Join Us! Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Days of Summer Horseback Riding This 2020 Season! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

1July
2020
Canada Flag & Kokanee's Shadow

Happy Canada Day Wed July 1, 2020! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

We Are Open Canada Day Wed July 1, 2020! Come Celebrate 153 Years of Canada With Us! Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Days of Summer Horseback Riding This 2020 Season! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

1June
2020
Sally's Summers Day Ride!

We Are Open Monday June 1, 2020! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

We Are Open Monday June 1, 2020! So Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Days of Summer Horseback Riding This 2020 Season! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

14Oct
2019
Another Spectacular Autumn Horseback Ride At Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch!

Happy Thanksgiving Day(Canada) aka Columbus Day! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

Happy Thanksgiving Day (Canada) aka Columbus Day! So Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Days of Autumn As There Is Only Two Weeks Left of Horseback Riding This 2019 Season! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

29Sept
2019
Another Spectacular Autumn Snow Horseback Ride At Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch!

1st Day of A Spectacular Autumn Snow Storm With Happy Riders! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

1st Day of A Spectacular Autumn Snow Storm With Happy Riders! The Beautiful Gold of Autumn Is Temporarily Hidden Under a Freesh Blanket of Fluffy White Snow That's Like Walking In A Winter Wonderland! When The Clouds Depart & Leave Breathtakingly Fresh & Clear Azure Skies Revealing Snow Capped Mountain Peaks... You Get Amazing! So Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Days of Autumn! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

23Sept
2019
Another Spectacular Autumn Horseback Ride At Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch!

1st Day of A Spectacular Autumn! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

1st Day of A Spectacular Autumn! The Beautiful Gold of Autumn Has Arrived With Azure Skies & Snow Capped Mountain Peaks! So Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Days of Autumn! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

02Sept
2019
Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch in the 2019 Cochrane Labour Day Parade! Main Photo credit ~ Warren Harbeck

2019 Cochrane Labour Day Parade Winners!

This Was Our View From The Authentic 1880's Concord Stagecoach in The 2019 Cochrane Labour Day Parade ~ Monday Sept 2nd, 2019! We Actually Brought Home The Bacon With The "Best Corporate Float" in this Classic Canadian Foothill Town's Annual Parade! With 80 floats, this was the longest parade Cochrane has ever seen! Leading our entry was Rafter Six Ranch Owner Stan Cowley & Blackfoot Nation Elder Kelly Good Eagle!

Photo above by Warren Harbeck

Book Your Horseback Ride Early For The Spetember Labour Day Long Weekend!
The Long Weekend Begins Friday August 30th, 2019 through Saturday August 31st, Sunday September 1 & Monday September 2nd, 2019!

05Aug
2019
Adventures In Yoga ~ Trail Ride & Yoga!

Civic Day ~ August Long Weekend!

Book Early For The Busiest Long Weekend of The Year ~ Civic Day ~ August Long Weekend!
The Long Weekend Begins Friday August 2nd, 2019 through Saturday August 3rd, Sunday August 4th & Monday August 5th!

05July
2019
Stan Cowley's 80 Stampede Parade & The Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch Entry in the 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade!

2019 Calgary Stampede Parade Winners!

Here We Are in The 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade ~ Friday July 5th, 2019! We Actually Brought Home The Bacon With The "Best Western Heritage Entry" Awarded By The Calgary Stampede ~ For The 3rd Year Straight In This Classic Canadian Foothill City's Annual Parade! Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch Won The 1st Place Ribbon & Plaque in 2017 & 2018 & 2019 For "Best Western Heritage Entry" Awarded By The Calgary Stampede!

The Calgary Stampede is excited to announce actress and local ‘Cowgirl’ Amber Marshall will lead the 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade as this year’s Parade Marshal.

Watch The 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade Live on CBC Television or Online at CBC.ca

05July
2019
Stan Cowley's 80th Calgary Stampede!

The 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade!

Come & Watch Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch in The 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade on Friday July 5th, 2019! This is Stan Cowley's 80th Consecutive Stampede Parade & His Son David Cowley's 40th Consecutive Stampede Parade!! Enjoy Watching All The Western Showmanship & Style of This Classic Canadian Foothill City's Annual Parade! Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch Won The 1st Place Ribbon & Plaque in 2017 & 2018 For "Best Western Heritage Entry" Awarded By The Calgary Stampede!

The Calgary Stampede is excited to announce actress and local ‘Cowgirl’ Amber Marshall will lead the 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade as this year’s Parade Marshal.

Watch The 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade Live on CBC Television or Online at CBC.ca

01July
2019
Rafter Six Ranch in the 2019 Canmore Parade!

2019 Canmore Parade ~ Happy Canada Day!

Here We Are in The 2019 Canmore Canada Day Parade ~ Monday July 1st, 2019! We Celebrated Canada's 152 Years of Confederation By Participating In This Classic Canadian Rocky Mountain Town's Annual Parade! Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch Won The 1st Place Commercial Business Ribbon in 2018 from The Town of Canmore!

01July
2019
2018 Canmore Parade

2019 Canmore Parade ~ Happy Canada Day!

Watch Us in The 2019 Canmore Canada Day Parade ~ Monday July 1st, 2019! Come Celebrate Canada's 152 Years of Confederation By Joining In & Watching This Classic Canadian Rocky Mountain Town's Annual Parade! Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch Won The 1st Place Commercial Business Ribbon in 2018 from The Town of Canmore!

01July
2019
Canada Flag & Kokanee's Shadow

Happy Canada Day! Come Ride With Us!

Happy Canada Day ~ Monday July 1st, 2019! Come Celebrate Canada's 152 Years of Confederation The Olde Fashioned Way ~ With A Horseback Ride The Same Way The Pioneers Travelled Daily By! The Best Way To Remember History Is To Re-Live It!!

21June
2019
Sally's Summers Day Ride!

1st Day of Sweet Summer! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Ride Today!

1st Day of Sweet Summer! Summers Here With Almost 18 Hours of Daylight, So Get Outside & Enjoy The Beautiful Long Days of Sunshine & Summer Time! Breathe In All That Open Space & Feel That Freedom On Your Face! Come Ride With Us ~ Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today at Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

16June
2019
3 Generations of Cowboys!

Happy Father's Day! Come Ride With Us!

Happy Father's Day ~ Sunday June 16, 2019! Bring Out The John Wayne In Your Dad By Treating Him To A Family Horseback Ride With Us At Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch! Reserve Your Horseback Ride Today! God Bless All Of Our Dear Fathers Everywhere Around The World! Thank You Fathers, Dad's, Daddy's, Pop's, Papa's, Pappy, Grandpas, Grandad's, Gramp's Everywhere!!!! You Are Much Loved & Appreciated Beyond Words!!

01June
2019
New RafterSix.com Website

Welcome To The "New" Cowley's RafterSix.com Website!

We're Hoping That You'll Find It Fresh & Exciting To Look At & Read & Re-Visit Often!

From Horses & Horseback Riding, Rustic Wilderness Camping, Outdoor Weddings, Photo & Video Galleries, & COMING SOON ~ Our Own Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch Emporium Store Catalog ~ Own A Piece of The Legend of Rafter Six®!

Cowley’s Rafter Six® Ranch ~ The Trail Riding Specialists of the Canadian Rockies!

12May
2019
Wildflowers ~ Blue Bells & Brown Eyed Suzies in a Meadow & Mt. Yamnuska at Rafter Six Ranch

Happy Mother's Day With A Bouquet of Wild Flowers!

Happy Mother's Day ~ Sunday May 12, 2019! Bring Out The Annie Oakley In Your Mom By Treating Her To A Family Horseback Ride & A Picnic With Us At Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch ~ Reserve A Ride For Your Mom Today! God Bless All Of Our Dear Mothers Everywhere Around The World! Thank You Mothers, Moms, Mama's, Mammy's, Mères, Mamans, Grandmas, Granny's, Grandmère's Everywhere!!!! You Are Much Loved & Appreciated Beyond Words!!

The Flower of Kindness ~ By Jean Kyler McManus

When we give away a Flower
it's fragrance stays behind
Like a special little "Thank You"
for doing something kind.
In fact, the sweetest things of all
that bring us joy each day
Are not the ones we try to keep
but those we give away.

01May
2019
Open May 1, 2019 ~ Banner

We're Open & Back In The Saddle Again!

Welcome Y'all To Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch ~ May 1st, 2019! The Trail Riding Specialists of The Canadian Rockies!

Spring Is In The Fresh Mountain Air, The Horses Are Back & Ready To Carry You & Your Family & Friends On A Great Canadian Horseback Riding Adventure!

Open Daily May Thru October!

21April
2019

Countdown To Opening Day Video

Just A Little Fun For Everyone ~ April 21, 2019! Watch A Cool Little Rafter Six® Video That Utilizes Everyday Ranch Tools & Items for Numbers! 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Come On In We're OPEN TODAY At Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch!

01July
2018
Open May 1, 2019 ~ Banner

BACK IN THE SADDLE (2018) Documentary CANADA 43:54 min

"Back in the Saddle" chronicles the passion of famed Canadian Cowboy David Cowley and his desire to showcase the often mystical bond of trust that can develop between horse and rider by attempting something never accomplished before on horseback. Along the way, David will compete in the Cowboy Up Challenge at the world famous Calgary Stampede, deal with an emotional family tragedy and endure a series of setbacks that will have him questioning his own confidence before rising up to face his greatest challenge as a horseman. Premiered July 28, 2018 at 7 p.m. on CBC-TV.

Also available On-line for viewing on gem.CBC.ca
Produced by Tracy Jacobson & Michael Klekamp. Directed by Tracy Jacobson

21Aug
2017
The Eclipse Ride Aug 2017

The Eclipse Ride Of A Lifetime!

The Total Eclispse of The Sun Was A Spectacular Once In A Lifetime Ride That Occurred On Monday August 21, 2017. The Ride was led by Blood Nation Rafter Six® Wrangler Justin Littleshields and A Traditional Blackfoot Blessing & Drum Ceremony by Kelly Good Eagle of the Blackfoot Nation at The 1977 Pow-Wow & Sundance Site for The 100th Anniversary of the Signing of Treaty 7 (1877)! All Riders Experienced The Specialness of The Occasion, The Profoundness & Solemnity of The Traditional Blackfoot Ceremony, with Nature & How Still, Peaceful & Quiet It Was During The Totality of The Eclipse As Well As The Reddish Tint To The Sky As The Moon Slowly Covered The Face of The Sun As Can Be Seen In Their Photos! A Spectacular Once In A Lifetime Ride!