Top cowboys from throughout the Midwest will verge on Manhattan this weekend to compete in the most danger sport participated in by man.
“It’s the annual K-State Invitational Bull Bash, Friday and Saturday evenings, Jan. 31, and Feb. 1, 7 o’clock, sponsored by the K-State Rodeo Club at Weber Arena on the Kansas State University campus,” announced Beth McQuade, rodeo club sponsor.
“Horses rescued from neglect in Shawnee County.”
That was the news headline on a website accompanied by a YouTube video as follow-up to a Topeka television report earlier this month.
It is not an uncommon occurrence in the past few years, and has apparently been on the increase in recent weeks.
When David Washington Mercer left England in 1858, his journey took him to a place in the Kansas’ Flint Hills which he considered the “Land of milk and honey.”
So taken by the countryside, Mercer named his new hometown after a place near his former home in England: Matfield on the Green. Continue reading →
“I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Sorrowfully, five words were left out when we initially recited that most important “expression of loyalty to our flag and our country.”
“Time and patience make the difference.”
That was the emphasis of Scott Daily in the fourth session of the horse training clinics presented again as a feature of the recent Topeka Farm Show.
In a return engagement, the Arkansas City horseman added, “Still, some horses take less time than others. This young stallion is a fast learner, but there are horses that take considerably longer to understand what a stranger might be expecting from them.”
“If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.”
The old saying takes on more meaning when one becomes of retirement age.
And it is a two sided issue, with both physical and mental health being important. Perhaps not equal, yet, they’re both key to quality of life.