Watching the sun come up as cattle graze Flint Hills under blue skies with family on horseback creates spiritual reality.
“Regardless of anyone’s beliefs there’s nothing so close to the heart as that intimate feeling with Mother Nature,” Jerry Hedrick said. Continue reading →
Equipment is as important as a cowboy’s ability to become a world rodeo champion.
“As rodeo has changed during the past half century so has equipment used by the contestants,” said Neil Barstow. Continue reading →
Never shy with a jive, he forwardly claims to be a “distant cousin of a fellow named Noah who had a big boat.”
Requiring a bit of head scratching, most people can figure out connection to the prominent Biblical figure. Continue reading →
A lifetime fascination for rodeo and especially bucking horses has turned into a family profession for one Council Grove cowboy.
“I grew up at Strong City home of the Flint Hills Rodeo and loved everything about rodeo,” Jason Fillmore said. Continue reading →
Horse racing could soon take second place behind bull riding as the world’s greatest spectator sport.
Long considered the most dangerous sport participated in by man, bull riding is reaching new heights of popularity. Continue reading →
Preservation of national rangelands and maintaining herds of wild horses continue complexing issues.
Correlation between the two concerns initially might seem unrelated yet they have intermingling close ties. Continue reading →
“I got bucked off a lot; landing upside down makes a hard head, costly too with all the crushed hats.”
Still, the school-of-hard-knocks has paid off, according to Cable Wareham, who turns 19-years-old this week. Continue reading →
“I’m currently in Tulsa putting on the Paint Horse Congress, but I will try to touch base with you later.”
Serving as president of the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) keeps an Abilene horseman even busier on top of personal horse endeavors. Continue reading →
“I’ve just been cleaning stalls, grooming, feeding and watering horses.”
Sounds like work to some, but not Jan Miller. Continue reading →
Words are inadequate to sufficiently appreciate the immaculate beauty, complexity, horsiness, even Godliness of the 2UW Brush Creek Ranch.
Perhaps Mary Ubel’s commentary gives inkling: “If God created anything more beautiful than a horse he kept it for himself.” Continue reading →