“Two tiny track trails in the freshly fallen Christmas eve morning snow.” Early dawn, one traced into the barn, perhaps big tom Garfield retrieving early breakfast, the other southwest.
Well, another year nearly gone. All in all likely one of the very best, despite resent incomprehensible setback.
It was his seventh trip there, not the best, but competition sure got a run for their money. Jake Long finally settled down Saturday evening fourth in the 2017 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association team roping heeling standings.
“That’s my favorite present I ever received.” This time of year brings reflections of many kinds.
Coop left no question in Glitter Gulch that young Flint Hills cowboys are among the best in the world. The youngest contestant there, Cooper Martin, 20, Alma, was a first timer at the National Finals Rodeo last week in Las Vegas.
“Do cowboys supplement horses with bran mash to improve winter performance?” During the cold, dreary days of winter, a common discussion is whether or not horse owners should provide their horses with a bran mash daily, weekly or at all, according to Dr. Tom Lenz, renowned equine veterinarian.
“Cowboys always used to shoot their horses when a leg was broken.” That’s morbidly, sadly true.
The Christmas spirit expands even more than imaginable with nearly 150 unique trees of the season being exhibited. “We’re really proud of the large display of beautiful Christmas trees at the Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton,” exclaimed Paul Bahnmaier, president of the Lecompton Historical Society.
Winter brings difficulties to horse owners, but it also brings its own set of challenges to horses with osteoarthritis, veterinarians have informed. Colloquially known as “bone spavin,” or “OA,” degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis is a common cause of lameness or poor performance in horses from all disciplines, they said.