“The slow runner finally won the footrace.”
That’s the best way to simplify our “smile-making-accomplishment” at the horse show finals.
When results were announced, we were first in the “Lead Back Race.” Admittedly, it was against old people like us, but we were the speediest of the slowest. Continue reading →
“The best way to make it rain is to wash the car.”
That is a fairly common statement that has held true over time, but during drought conditions of the past couple of years, nothing seemed to help.
However, after the clouds finally started letting moisture loose again in many locales, the comment has been repeated with some frequency. Continue reading →
Life of a full time rodeo cowboy is far from easy.
There are seeming endless expenses, continuous travel, day-after-day when rides end before the buzzer sounds, injuries and relapse of former wounds, even “almost times” when one kind-of wonders if being a professional bull rider is really what he wants. Yet, deep inside there’s no doubt that it truly is. Continue reading →
When a cowboy has been spending eight hours a day in the saddle horseback every day since childhood, he wants to be well mounted.
That’s true of most any cowboy, but it takes on even additional significance if the cowboy’s 83-years-old.
“I’ve ridden some real good horses. I’ve bred my mares to the top bred cow horse sires in the country and produced the kind of horses that will work cattle in the feedlots and the pastures here in the Flint Hills,” explained Herb Heine at 11 o’clock Saturday morning as he stepped off the nine-year-old sorrel stallion, Meradas Flashy Doc, after working three loads of cattle at the Pete Wheat Feedlot near Allen. Continue reading →
“Horses don’t ever pull back when they’re broke right.”
That contention might be correct, but evidently all of our horses haven’t had correct training.
Folks who’ve not had experience with horses likely can’t comprehend what we’re talking about. Simple explanation is in order. Continue reading →
“Some people just never change.”
Despite all of the teaching, preaching, promises, proclamations that one makes, there are certain ways that seem to continue like they always have.
At least that’s our reasoning for why we are not really much different than five decades ago in grade school. Continue reading →