Gold Card Pro Rodeo Member, Cottonwood Falls Rancher Continues Cowboy Way Of Life

Cowboy longevity is the simplest way to describe Jimmie Barr.

Yet, that’s far too easy, because an appropriate description of this Flint Hills cowboy is much more complex.

In his 87 years as a cowboy, Jim Barr of Cottonwood Falls has just about done it all and continues active today. It’s a trait he got from his forefathers, and he’s passed it on to his children and grandchildren.

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Gold Card Pro Rodeo Member, Cottonwood Falls Rancher Continues Cowboy Way Of Life

Cowboy longevity is the simplest way to describe Jimmie Barr.

Yet, that’s far too easy, because an appropriate description of this Flint Hills cowboy is much more complex.

In his 87 years as a cowboy, Jim Barr of Cottonwood Falls has just about done it all and continues active today. It’s a trait he got from his forefathers, and he’s passed it on to his children and grandchildren. Continue reading →

Horse’s Ability To Move Both Directions Fluently Depends On Training

“My horse is left-handed. He always turns easier to the left than the right.”

That comment is frequently heard from horseback riders when their mounts will go a specific direction, take a lead or spin one way in preference or better than the opposite.

Consequently, it is assumed, that not unlike humans, a horse is left-handed, or right-handed, depending on the direction which is easiest to maneuver. Continue reading →