Flint Hills were made for cattle. Cowboys on horseback are the caretakers. Rodeo is their sport. E.C. “Emmett” Roberts was a cowboy whose children inherited his naturally instinctive abilities with horses and cattle. Riding bucking horses and bulls became as much or more fun than roping a wild Brahma cow or bulldogging a rank Longhorn […]
A sly grin and an ornery sparkle in his blue eyes. “Oh, you got bucked off.” “Doesn’t look like you got hurt.”
Doc is a cowboy in every sense of the definition and imagination. Many people dream of being a cowboy, but few succeed. Those who do are often limited to the extinct. Almost immeasurable are Doc Hinck’s cowboy attributes.
That hotwire doesn’t always work. Yet, whenever we accidently touch it, there always seems to be a charge. Still, our experience with electric fence to control livestock has not been all that positive; no pun intended.
Lots of saddles clubs and rodeos have come and gone. For more than four decades, the Burlingame Saddle Club has been going strong, hosting a rodeo every year, and activity continues with enthusiasm like day one. “It’ll be the 42nd annual Santa Fe Trail Rodeo this weekend, Friday and Saturday evenings, at our original grounds […]