One race most important

“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 →

Even Clean Vehicle is Significant

“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 →

Allen Rancher Recognized for Lifetime of Raising Quarter Horses

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 →