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 horseperson he could. As time went on he started to realized 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 was the president of the Cutting Horse Association for 4 years and in the past, served on the board as a volunteer for 14 years.
In 1998, Cain became a father, which he completely enjoys. As the girls grew up he loved riding with them and his family skiing and fishing trips were the highlight of the year. In 2012, he changed his focus on cowboy mounted shooting. He quickly filled his barn with shooting horses and enjoys the people, horses and guns! He has been successful in shoots all over Canada and the United States. Cain has been the president of the Saskatchewan mounted shooting club since 2013.
The Quam Family
Cain, Roberta, Cheyenne & Jaelynn Quam