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 →