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Cain Quam
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Cain was born in southern Saskatchewan.  He started riding before he could walk.  He started his first horse at 8 years old and hasn't looked back since.  His mother and father were rodeo stock contractors so he learned at an early age how to handle wild horses.  He learned and developed the subtle communication needed to handle these sensitive horses.  This laid the foundation for the communication and feel Cain would use in his training.  After Cain left home he spent some time rodeoing semi-pro.  After some time he realized that training horses was more fulfilling than trying to out do them in the rodeo arena.
Cain worked for several large ranches and several government lease pastures a-horseback.  Because of his background in rodeo, he was known for his ability to ride the rough string.  This brought him a lot of clients that were "broncs or spooks".  With a little time and patience, the majority of these callused horses turned out good.  Riding these "problem horses" was a tough way to make a living, but it was invaluable as far as experience.  These horses didn't allow for mistakes.  Eventually people started to realize that if Cain could help a problem horse, he could be able to do much more with a horse who had a fresh mind.
Cain was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with excellent cowboys and horse people all his life.  With an open and inquisitive mind he traveled the country, taking every opportunity to work with and learn from every horse and every horseperson he could.  As time went on he started to realize that horses were the teacher and he was the student. 
In 1998 Cain decided to start sharing his knowledge about horses on a grander scale.  His communication skills with horses and people are very effective and he does various clinics throughout the year.
Cain started training cutting horses in 2000.  He has worked with many great horses and clients.  He has been president of the Cutting horse association for 4 years and has served on the board as a volunteer for 14 years. In 1998 Cain became a father, which he completely enjoys.  He loves riding with the girls and his family skiing and fishing trips are a highlight of the year.  In 2012 he changed his focus to cowboy mounted shooting.  He quickly filled his barn with shooting horses and is completely enjoying the new sport. He has been successful in shoots all over Canada and the United States.  The family has travelled to Arizona, Texas, South Dakota, and Mississippi to some of the biggest shoots offered.
 
 
Roberta Quam
 
Roberta grew up in the town of Weyburn.  She has always had a love of horses and the rural life.  Fortunately for her, she ran into the wild and wooly cowboy, who convinced her that life as a horse trainers wife would fulfill all of her horse lovers desires.  The rural life, and the horse training facility agree well with her and she is most often found in the barn, saddling horses, warming horses up, practicing mounted shooting or yes... shoveling manure.  In 2012 Cain decided to incorporate Cowboy Mounted Shooting into the business.  To Roberta's surprise, she fell in love with the sport and is now competing.  She is fortunate enough to have the best coach (Cain) to guide her through the horsemanship skills that she needs to improve on to become competitive!  She also looks after most of the business end of the training facility and makes sure the crew is fed.  Roberta takes great joy in the two children that they have, and values all of the time spent with them.  Roberta's other passion besides horses and family is yoga.  She is a certified yoga instructor and is incorporating that into the horse life.
 
 
Cheyenne Quam
Cheyenne was born in 1998.  She enjoys riding her horse Colonel, who used to be grandpa Barrys pickup horse.  Mounted shooting is now her new favorite horse sport. She loves to ski, go to the lake and hanging with friends.  She is very active in school sports such as volleyball and basketball. 
photo by Mr. Quigley photography
 
Jaelynn Quam
Jaelynn is in grade 9.  Jaelynn enjoys cutting on her borrowed horse Dixie, barrel racing on Auntie Rusty's horse Strawberry, and mounted shooting on Dually or Snack.  She likes playing volleyball, basketball, and running cross country. Jaelynn is the 2012 Saskatchewan Junior youth cutting champion, and the 2012 & 2013 Canadian Junior youth cutting champion as well. Congratulations Jaelynn, job well done.  She enjoys skiing, going to the lake and hanging out with friends.
photo by Mr. Quigley Photography